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1994 - 2016
100,000 BIRTHMARKS
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Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
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VBF Educate is live!

 

VBF has launched the first ever multi-disciplinary online course in vascular anomalies: “A Foundation in Vascular Anomalies”.

 

Together with our team of world-renowned expert authors and national accreditation partner the Post Graduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), we invite medical professionals from around the world to take our online course for continuing medical education credit (CME).

 

Learners can earn up to 16 CME for completing the entire multidisciplinary course in vascular anomalies, or 3-6 CME for completing one of our speciality bundles by medical discipline, which allow learners to concentrate their learning on a specific area of interest.

 

You can read more about the course, sign-up, or share the course with your medical network using the following link: https://www.vbfeducate.org

 

With your help, we can raise the bar for medical knowledge in the field of vascular anomalies, both in the USA and throughout the world. You can help by sharing our online course with your medical network, or making a gift to VBF.

 

Tag us at #VBFeducate with your education story! We’d love to hear how our course can help.

 

 

 

 


 

 

VBF Art by Dr. Linda 2018 Calendar

Get your VBF 2018 Desk Calendar (3.5" x 8.5") featuring, each month, Art by Dr Linda. Limited supply. Receive your calendar, free, with a $50 donation to VBF!

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November's Story of Hope

 

Paige Parrish, before"You are in the right place"
Sherry Parrish, 2017 VBF Board Chairman

 

There we were in Dr. Waner’s office in New York City looking at the photos in his books in the waiting room. It had been several years since the first time we met Dr. Waner. In one of the photo books, Brooke found her sister, Paige, as an infant still with her birthmark.

 

Some of the other mothers in the waiting room were wondering why we were there. Neither of my children appeared to have a visible birthmark. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Bernard A. Cohen, MD, FAAP and Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD co-host a webinar:
Early Diagnosis and Intervention of Vascular Anomalies (Infantile Hemangiomas and Malformations)

 

 


 

 


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Dr. Linda at the 13th World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology in Chicago, July 6-9




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ASK THE VBF EXPERTS

Dr.NelsonDr. Stuart Nelson, VBF Co-Medical Director and International Port Wine Stain Laser Specialist
2005 VBF Physician of the Year
Ask the NYC Laser ExpertDr. Roy Geronemus, NYC and International Laser Specialist
2008 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. WanerDr. Milton Waner, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
2004 VBF Physician of the Year
 
Dr. RosenDr. Robert Rosen, Vascular Lesions of Arms and Legs Interventional Radiologist
2009 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. LevitinDr. Gregory Levitin, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
NYC * L.A.

2010 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Teresa ODr. Teresa O, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon Dr. Linda Rozell-ShannonDr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, President and Founder
 
Dr. David DarrowDr. David Darrow - Hemangioma and PWS Gum/Teeth Expert
2017 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. ComiDr. Anne Comi, Sturge Weber Syndrome Specialist
2011 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. OrbachDr. Darren Orbach, Pediatric Neurointerventionalist for AVMs and PHACE
 
Dr. DelfanianDr. Kamiab Delfanian, KTS Treatment Specialist
2012 VBF Physician of the Year
Andrei Rebarber, MD FACOGAndrei Rebarber, MD, Ob/Gyn Expert
 
Dr. BerensteinDr. Alex Berenstein, Malformations and AVM Interventional Radiologist
2007 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. EdmondsDr. Joseph Edmonds, Lymphatic Malformations Surgeon Dr. DuarteDr. Ana Duarte, Florida Expert
2016 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. KonezDr. Orhan Konez, Interventional Radiologist
 
Dr. TomrisDr. Stavros Tombris, European Surgeon

 
Dr. FayDr. Aaron Fay, Hemangioma and Malformations Eye Surgeon
2006 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. CalilDr. Calil, Lymphatic Malformation Surgeon
 
Dr. FishmanDr. Steven Fishman, Internal Lesion and Surgical Debulking Expert
 
Dr. KaneDr. Steven Kane, SWS Glaucoma Expert
 
Corinne BarinagaCorinne Barinaga, VBF Family Services Director
 
Helen FiggeDr. Helen Figge, Pharmacist
 
Dr.MihmDr. Martin Mihm, VBF Co-Medical Director and Research Director
2003 VBF Physician of the Year
Lex van der Heijden, Chairman, CMTCLex Van der Heijden, CMTC Foundation

 
Leslie GraffLeslie Graff, Psychosocial/ Developmental
Expert

 
Dr. Serena, Wound Care ExpertDr. Thomas Serena, Wound Care Expert Dr. Francine BleiDr. Francine Blei, VBF PHACE Syndrome Expert
Sarina PatelSarina Patel, Young Adult Advocate
 
Nancy RobertsNancy Roberts, Make-up Specialist
 
KimberlyKimberly, West Coast Makeup Expert AlicitaAlicita, Adult Rep in Spanish
 
Elissa RifkinElissa Rifkin, M.Ed., Developmental Specialist      

Catalanotto Family

Frank and Barbara Catalanotto, VBF Honorary Chairs
Frank is a retired professional baseball player and he and his wife are the proud parents of four girls, one who had a hemangioma on her nose and was networked into treatment by VBF. The Frank Catalanotto Foundation

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Dr. Linda and Christine

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon: The Founder and President of VBF Tells Her Personal Story