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1994 - 2016
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
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Put on Your Birthmark

Join us on May 15th as we mark the Annual VBF Day of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks with our 2017 "Put on Your Birthmark!" Social Media Challenge! Help us reach 10,000 families around the globe who rally to raise awareness for all types of vascular birthmarks



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Thank You to Our Supporters

Rebecca Weaver      Shana Palla        Mimi Anderson in honor of Dr. Anne Halbert        Scott Cupples        Carla Mannix       Dru DiMattia;      Phyllis Shinbane in honor of Andrew Shinbane

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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. FishmanDr. Steven Fishman, Internal Lesion and Surgical Debulking Expert

Dr. Linda Rozell-ShannonDr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, President and Founder
Dr. David DarrowDr. David Darrow - Hemangioma and PWS Gum/Teeth Expert
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. Kami 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
Elissa RifkinElissa Rifkin, M.Ed., Developmental Specialist
Dr. ThompsonDr. Stevan Thompson, Military (Tricare) Surgeon
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

Dr. Serena, Wound Care ExpertDr. Thomas Serena, Wound Care Expert Nancy RobertsNancy Roberts, Make-up Specialist
Sarina PatelSarina Patel, Young Adult Advocate
Laurie MooreLaurie Moore, Make Up Expert from Colortration KimberlyKimberly, West Coast Makeup Expert AlicitaAlicita, Adult Rep in Spanish

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