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Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
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Ask the VBF Experts

Dr. Stuart Nelson, VBF Co-Medical Director and International Port Wine Stain Laser Specialist
Dr. Nelson will answer your questions concerning the diagnosis and treatment of Port Wine Stains.


Dr. Gregory Levitin, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon, NYC and LA
Dr. Levitin will answer your questions regarding the surgical treatment of all vascular birthmarks and tumors.


Dr. Robert Rosen, Vascular Lesions of Arms and Legs Interventional Radiologist
Our expert for all non-brain AVMs and vascular lesions of the arms and legs, Dr. Rosen welcomes your questions.


Dr. Roy Geronemus, NYC and International Laser Specialist
If you have a question or concern about laser treatments in general, contact Dr. Geronemus.


Dr. Milton Waner, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
Email Dr. Waner with questions regarding hemangiomas and other vascular lesions.


Dr. Aaron Fay, Hemangioma and Malformation Eye Surgeon
Dr. Fay will answer your questions about orbital birthmarks.


Corinne Barinaga, VBF Family Services Director
Corinne Barinaga, our Administrative Director, will answer emails concerning family advocacy, treatment questions, or physician referral.


Dr. Martin Mihm, VBF Co-Medical Director and Research Director
Dr. Mihm is coordinating and directing research regarding vascular birthmarks and tumors.


Dr. Darren Orbach, Pediatric Neurointerventionalist for AVMs and PHACE
VBF is proud to welcome Dr. Orbach!


Dr. Anne Comi, Sturge Weber Syndrome Specialist
One of the leading experts on Sturge Weber Syndrome, Dr. Comi will be responding to your questions concerning this syndrome.


Dr. Alex Berenstein, Malformations and AVM Interventional Radiologist
Ask Dr. Berenstein your questions regarding interventional radiology.


Dr. Kami Delfanian, KTS Treatment Specialist
Send your questions concerning KT Syndrome to Dr. Delfanian.


Dr. Barry Zide, NYC Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
If you have a question or concern about hemangioma and vascular malformation treatment in general, contact Dr. Zide.


Dr. Joseph Edmonds, Lymphatic Malformations Surgeon
Ask Dr. Edmonds your questions related to Lymphatic Malformations.


Anna Duarte, M.D., Florida Expert
Ask our expert Dr. Duarte, your questions about receiving treatment in Florida.


Dr. Orhan Konez, Interventional Radiologist
Questions regarding reading and interpreting films and treating malformations with sclerotherapy or embollization can be sent to Dr. Orhan Konez.


Dr. Steven Fishman, Internal Lesions Surgeon
Ask Dr. Fishman your questions about liver and other internal vascular lesions.


Rafael Ortiz, MD, Neuro-endovascular Surgeon
Ask Dr. Ortiz your questions about vascular tumors of the head and neck region, cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations, treatment of craniofacial vascular lesions (venous, lymphatic, AVMs, hemangiomas) in adults and children.


Dr. Calil, Lymphatic Malformation Surgeon
Dr. Calil will answer your questions about Lymphatic Malformations.


Elissa-Uretsky Rifkin, M.Ed. CMHC Midwest Developmental Specialist
A trained developmental specialist and is on the board of VBF. Send questions concerning hemangiomas and this topic to Elissa.


Dr. Stavros Tombris, European Surgeon
Fr. Tombris treats all forms of hemangomas, port wine stains and malformations.


Dr. Stevan Thompson, Military (Tricare) Surgeon
Dr. Stevan Thompson has joined us to answer questions concerning the treatment of vascular birthmarks in the military.


Dr. Helen Figge, Pharmacist
If you or your child has a vascular birthmark and you have a question regarding a prescription drug, please ask Doc Helen Figge.


Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, VBF President and Founder
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon is the leading lay expert in the world on the subject of vascular birthmarks.


Lex Van der Heijden, CMTC Foundation
If you or your child has CMTC, please contact Lex with your questions.


Leslie Graff, East Coast Developmental Specialist
Leslie is a trained developmental specialist. Send questions concerning port wine stains and this topic to Leslie.


Linda Seidel - Make-up Expert
Ask Linda Seidel your questions about make-up.


Nancy Roberts - Make-up Specialist
Ask our expert Nancy Roberts, Co-Creator of Smart Cover Cosmetics (, your questions about make-up.


Eileen O'Connor, Adult Living with PWS


Laurie Moore, Make Up Expert from Colortration
Laurie Moore, from will answer makeup related concerns.


Alicita, Spanish Expert
Ask our expert Alicita, your questions in Spanish.


Dr. Thomas Serena, Wound Care Expert


Sarina Patel, Young Adult Advocate



What Our Families Are Saying About Us


"We relied on the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation to provide us with the information, the contacts, the resources, and the support that we needed to get through this difficult time. Their theme, "We are making a difference" couldn't be more accurate. For us, it was all the difference in the world."
Jill Brown


Hi Linda
Just a note to say how wonderful I found the interview of you and Capital 9 news. Thanks so much for your devotion.


Clinics And Hospitals

Boston Children’s Hospital
Vascular Anomalies Center
300 Longwood Ave,
Boston MA 02115


Children’s National
Vascular Anomalies Clinic
111 Michigan Ave
NW Washington, DC 20010


Seattle Children’s
Vascular Anomalies
4800 Sand Point Way
NE Seattle, WA 98105


St. Joseph’s Hospital
301 Prospect Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203


Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Vascular Anomalies Center
4640 Sunset Blvd MS #96
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Vascular Anomalies Center
4401 Penn Avenue, Floor 3
Plastic Surgery
Pittsburg, PA 15224


Cincinnati Children’s
Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation
3333 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229


Gonda Vascular Center at Mayo Clinic
200 First St SW
Rochester, MN 55905


Vacular Anomalies Clinic
UW Health
1675 Highland Ave,
Madison WI 53792


Vascular Malformations Clinic
Stanford School of Medicine
770 Welsh Rd
Second and Third Floor, Suite 300
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center
USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital
1701 Divisadero St, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115


Hemangioma and Vascular Anomalies
OSHU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Specialty Clinics, 7th Floor
700 SW Campus Dr
Portland, OR 97239


Children’s Hospital Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
Vascular Malformation Clinic
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016


Vascular Anomalies
Stanford Children’s Health
770 Welch Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Vascular Anomalies Center of Excellence
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way, Slot 668
Little Rock, AR 72202


Vascular Anomalies Clinic of New Orleans
Children’s Hospital
200 Henry Clay Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118


Vascular Anomalies Program
Children’s Memorial Hospital
6411 Fannin
Houston TX 77030


Vascular Anomalies Center
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Vascular Anomalies Group
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032


Vascular Anomalies Clinics
Texas Children’s Hospital
Clinical Care Center
6701 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030


Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Clinic
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
555 S High St
Room 5B
Columbus, OH 43205


Vascular Malformation Clinic
Stanford Health Care
300 Pasteur Dr
Stanford, CA 94305


  • Children's Hospital Boston - Vascular Anomalies Center - The Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's Hospital Boston is known internationally as the preeminent site for the care of individuals with vascular anomalies, which includes hemangiomas and other, less-common vascular tumors, as well as vascular malformations
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Orhan Konez, MD
    Director, Vascular Anomalies Program
    Vascular and Interventional Radiology
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    9500 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio 44195(216) 445-0753(216)445-1492
  • Vascular Birthmarks Program – Children’s Hospital Westmead
    Dr David Lord
    Radiology Department
    Locked Bag 4001
    Westmead NSW 2145
    Sydney Australia