The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Thank you for visiting the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

We are an international charitable organization that networks families affected by a vascular birthmark, tumor, or syndrome to the appropriate medical professionals for evaluation and/or treatment, provides informational resources as well as sponsors physician education,  mobilizes medical missions trips, and supports research and programs that promote acceptance for individuals with birthmarks.

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Here you will find information and resources for patients and families affected by hemangioma, port wine stain, arteriovenous malformation, capillary malformation, lymphatic malformation, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, and any other type of vascular birthmark and syndrome.

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Upcoming Events

Apr 08

VBF Facebook Live with Dr. Milton Waner

  • 5:00 PM—6:00 PM
  • Facebook Business Page

Join us for our next VBF Facebook Live Event! Get your questions answered in real time on Facebook by world-renowned Expert MILTON WANER, MD, BCH,…

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May 04

Annual Vascular Birthmarks Meeting in Miami

  • 9:00 AM—5:00 PM
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Join Dr. Ana Duarte and her team at the Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida for the 2nd Annual VBF Satellite Conference in Miami, Florida…

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May 15

VBF Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks

  • 12:00 AM—11:59 PM

The VBF International Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks is in May and the VBF Day of Awareness is on May 15, marked by Congressional…

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Next on VBF Facebook Live:

Laser Expert: Dr. J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PHD

Not only is Dr. Nelson one of the top Laser experts in the world, he’s also the inventor of the Dynamic Cooling Device, West Coast Medical Director for VBF and the Director of the UCI Vascular Birthmarks and Anomalies Program. Get your questions answered by the Expert!

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Presenting Dr. Linda's VBF Fact of the Week! Learn from our new VBF weekly educational series with VBF President & Founder Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD.…

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VBF Life with a Vascular Birthmark Featuring Chantel Struwig of South Africa Shades of Beauty: VBF Awareness We are grateful to Chantel for sharing her…

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VBF Life with a Vascular Birthmark Featuring a Question & Answer Series From VBF Global Ambassador: Morgan Putbrese We are grateful to Morgan for sharing…

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