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

Contact Information:

Vascular Birthmark Institute

Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital

  • Hemangioma and Malformations Eye Surgeon
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology – Harvard Medical School
  • Director – Occuloplastic Surgery at the Vascular Birthmark Institute of NY

Dr. Aaron Fay is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He also has a joint appointment as the Director of Occuloplastic Surgery at the Vascular Birthmark Institute of NY. Dr. Fay is also a member of the Eye and Lasik Center in Massachusetts.

Dr. Fay attended Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons before completing his residency in ophthalmology at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. He went on to a 2-year combined fellowship in ophthalmic pathology and oculoplastic surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fay has attended on the Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery service since 1999, and was promoted to Department Director in December 2006.

Dr. Fay became interested in the field of vascular lesions of the orbit, and working closely with Dr. Waner, solved many of the problems that these children faced. He has become an international authority in this field and has accumulated a wide range of experience. Dr. Fay’s research interest and clinical expertise lie in the study and treatment of periocular vascular anomalies.

Dr. Fay is widely published and has authored approximately 90 papers. He has written numerous textbook chapters on orbital vascular malformations and has edited the definitive text on Orbital surgery.

He is a founding member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Clinic.  Current research is focused on the immunohistopathology of orbital vascular lesions, and early interventions for lymphatic malformations and hemangiomas.

Dr. Fay was awarded 2007 VBF Physician of the Year for his role as an international authority in the field and for his many transformative surgeries.

  • Birthmarks Types:

    Hemangioma, Venous Malformation, Lymphatic Malformation, Port Wine Stain, AVM, Combination

  • Birthmark Syndromes:

    Sturge-Weber Syndrome, PHACES

  • Practice Specialties:

    Surgery, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology

  • Procedures Offered:

    Surgery