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

Oct 04

VBF Facebook LIVE with Dr. Milton Waner, Dr. Teresa O, and Dr. Linda

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

Join Dr. Linda, Dr. Milton Waner & Dr. Teresa O for the next VBF Facebook Live session on The importance of early treatment of vascular birthmarks on…

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Oct 06

2018 VBF Annual Conference and Clinic

  • 7:00 AM—6:00 PM
  • Lenox Hill Hospital

2018 VBF Annual Conference and Clinic with the Lenox Hill Hospital and Dr. Robert Rosen, Dr. Milton Waner, Dr. Francine Blei, and Dr. Roy Geronemus…

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Oct 06


  • 5:00 PM—7:00 PM
  • The Atrium at 500 Seneca

JOIN LOLA & the Kestner Family in their hometown of Buffalo, New York on October 6 for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and prizes- all to benefit…

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VBF Facebook Live with Dr. Linda

View our latest VBF Facebook Live session with Dr. Linda, guest expert Dr. Roy Geronemus and special guest Scott Cupples. You can also catch up on past Facebook Live sessions with other VBF Experts.


Click here to view our VBF Facebook Live video archive.

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The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation would like to thank John and Jody Lee, organizers of the 2nd annual Purple Polka Dot 5k Walk/Run held on Sunday,…

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RAISE AWARENESS WITH LOLA! Join the Kestner family for a fundraising event in Buffalo, NY, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 or make a contribution to…

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VBF had a very successful iTeam Rome conference on June 28-29, 2018. Thursday, June 28th included lectures by VBF Experts from around the world. This…

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