VBF iTEAM Conference and Clinic in Rome, Italy - June 28th-29th, 2018

Rome Conference AnnouncementVBF iTEAM, along with the SISAV of Italy, Conference and Clinic in Rome, Italy – June 28th-29th, 2018


The conference Co-Directors are Dr. Francesco Stillo and Dr. Raul Mattassi from Italy, and Dr. Milton Waner from the USA, with Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, of the VBF, as the iTEAM Coordinator.  The Conference is open to both physicians and families, and offers free laser treatments, lectures, support groups and much more.

Click here to learn more & Register today

2018 VBF Annual Conference and Clinic

Annual VBF Conference

with the Lenox Hill Hospital and
Dr. Robert Rosen, Dr. Milton Waner,
Dr. Francine Blei, and Dr. Roy Geronemus

October 6, 2018 | New York, NY



It’s that time again – registration is now open for the 2018 VBF Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference and Clinic. We are very excited to announce that this year’s conference will be held in New York City on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This year the conference is one full day which will include the conference lectures and a clinic with world renowned vascular birthmark experts.

Click here to learn more and register today


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Sign the VBF Anti-Bullying Pledge today and challenge your friends and family to sign on behalf of you or a loved one with a vascular birthmark! YOU can help us reach our goal of 2,500 signatures by the end of our Month of Awareness in May. Ready to join our Awareness Movement? Plan an awareness event, #PutOnYourBirthmark, host a fundraiser, or tell your story. Click here for more ways to raise awareness or contact us today.

Ask the VBF Experts

Note: Before your family agrees to have any laser/surgical procedure performed, please ask the treating doctor's office manager to provide you with a statement of your benefits which indicates to you what your financial responsibility will be after your insurance company pays their portion.

Dr. Stuart Nelson, International Port Wine Stain Laser Specialist

2005 VBF Physician of the Year
Ask the NYC Laser Expert
Dr. Roy Geronemus, NYC and International Laser Specialist

2008 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Waner
Dr. Milton Waner, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon

2004 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Rosen
Dr. Robert Rosen, Vascular Lesions of Arms and Legs Interventional Radiologist

2009 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Levitin
Dr. Gregory Levitin, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
NYC * L.A.

2010 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Teresa O
Dr. Teresa O, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, President and Founder

Dr. David Darrow
Dr. David Darrow - Hemangioma and PWS Gum/Teeth Expert

2017 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Comi
Dr. Anne Comi, Sturge Weber Syndrome Specialist

2011 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Orbach
Dr. Darren Orbach, Pediatric Neuro interventionalist for AVMs and PHACE

Dr. Delfanian
Dr. Kamiab Delfanian, KTS Treatment Specialist

2012 VBF Physician of the Year
Andrei Rebarber, MD FACOG
Andrei Rebarber, MD, Ob/Gyn Expert

Dr. Berenstein
Dr. Alex Berenstein, Malformations and AVM Interventional Radiologist

2007 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Edmonds
Dr. Joseph Edmonds, Lymphatic Malformations Surgeon
Dr. Duarte
Dr. Ana Duarte, Florida Expert

2016 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Konez
Dr. Orhan Konez, Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Tomris
Dr. Stavros Tombris, European Surgeon

Dr. Fay
Dr. Aaron Fay, Hemangioma and Malformations Eye Surgeon

2006 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. Calil
Dr. Calil, Lymphatic Malformation Surgeon

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

Dr. Kane
Dr. Steven Kane, SWS Glaucoma Expert

Dr. Martin Mihm, VBF Co-Medical Director and Research Director

2003 VBF Physician of the Year
Corinne Barinaga
Corinne Barinaga, VBF Family Services Director

Helen Figge
Dr. Helen Figge, Pharmacist

Dr. Serena, Wound Care Expert
Dr. Thomas Serena, Wound Care Expert

Lex van der Heijden, Chairman, CMTC
Lex Van der Heijden, CMTC Foundation

Leslie Graff
Leslie Graff, Psychosocial/ Developmental

Elissa Rifkin
Elissa Rifkin, M.Ed., Developmental Specialist
Dr. Francine Blei
Dr. Francine Blei, VBF PHACE Syndrome Expert
Sarina Patel
Sarina Patel, Young Adult Advocate

Nancy Roberts
Nancy Roberts, Make-up Specialist

Kimberly, West Coast Makeup Expert
Alicita, Adult Rep in Spanish


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