The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder



Get in touch!  We welcome contact from you and will do everything we can to find the assistance you need if you or a family member are dealing with a vascular anomaly or one of the corresponding syndromes.



Founded in 1994, the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation has networked hundreds of thousands of patients affected by a vascular birthmark into treatment.  Read about how the foundation got its start.

Press Releases

The Board

The biographies of the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Board of Directors and staff.


From Babies with Birthmarks to Global Ambassadors, the VBF has launched many sucessful programs for families and patients affected by a vascular birthmark or related syndrome.

Annual Conference

Each year, the VBF Annual Conference and Clinic grows.  In October, we invite familes and patients to hear leactures and presentations by the world-renowned experts in the field of vascular anomalies.  After that, we give patients the opportunity to meet with a multidisciplinary team to discuss diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plans.  We usually arrange some free laser treatments and dental and orthodontal exams.

Newsletter and Annual Reports

Want to know what we’ve been doing?  Each year, we put together a report, in the form of a newletter, to let everyone know what programs and events we’ve been working on that year.


The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation takes your privacy seriously.