The Cottage Heart and Vascular Center will present a free Virtual Meet the Doctor event with Dr. Daniel B. Alfson, 4-5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, that will talk about preventing and treating carotid artery disease.

Carotid artery disease occurs when the main blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain are narrowed. This can often lead to stroke. Dr. Alfson will discuss causes and symptoms, strategies for prevention, and treatment. There will be time for questions after the presentation.

Dr. Alfson recently began clinical practice as a vascular and endovascular surgeon after completing his vascular surgery fellowship at Boston Medical Center and general surgery residency at Los Angeles County/USC. He brings his experience and innovation in technology for both open surgical and minimally invasive endovascular therapy for the treatment of carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, and venous thrombosis or insufficiency.

To register for the virtual event, go to