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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. 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.

 

Basia Joyce, VBF Insurance Appeals Specialist
Please send your questions regarding your appeal or request for out-of-network treatment to Basia.

 

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

 

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

 

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 (www.smartcover.com), your questions about make-up.

 

Eileen O'Connor, Adult Living with PWS

 

Laurie Moore, Make Up Expert from Colortration
Laurie Moore, from www.colortration.com 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.
Gina

 




Ask the NYC Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon


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Dr. ZideDr. Barry Zide - Ask the NYC Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon


Dr. Barry M. Zide graduated with honors in dentistry and medicine at the Tufts University Schools of Dental Medicine and Medicine. After doing his surgical residency at Stanford Medical Center, he completed a second residency in plastic surgery with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He completed fellowships in head and neck surgery and oncology at Roswell Park Memorial Institute (Buffalo, NY), in microsurgery at the Ralph K. Davies Medical Center, Franklin Hospital (San Francisco, CA) and in craniofacial surgery, Instructor Plastic Surgery, at the New York University Medical Center’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (New York, NY). During his residencies, some of his most valued mentors were Harry Bunke, Jr., M.D., John Marquis Converse, M.D., and Joseph G. McCarthy, M.D.

 

Shortly after completing these residencies, he was appointed to Assistant Professor of Surgery with the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA), and later moved to New York University as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery in 1981. He became Associate Professor in 1982 and full Professor in 1999. He holds appointments with Bellevue Hospital Center, Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center North, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases, all in New York City.

 

Dr. Zide has extensive teaching experience with more than 200 presentations, courses and lectures delivered in national and international scientific meetings around the world. He has been a Visiting Professor at 15 universities including the Johns Hopkins Medical School (Baltimore, MD), the University of Miami (FL), the University of Illinois, the Georgetown University and the George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), and Yale University (New Haven, CT). His main research interests include clinical studies of Facial Disfigurement and Repair, as specifically related to vascular melanocytic growths and anatomic studies related to facial surgical techniques. Dr. Zide has published 2 books, contributed with chapters in 19 books and has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Annals of Plastic Surgery.

 

In addition to his academic credentials, Dr. Zide serves on numerous Academic and Professional Committees including Roswell Park Surgical Society, Womack Surgical Society, Converse Surgical Society, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York County Medical Society, New York Regional Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Society, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.

 

His website can be found at http://hemangioma.com

 

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