The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Contact Information:

Dermatology Department

Vascular Birthmark Clinic - Crumlin Children’s Hospital

Alan graduated in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 1991. In 1998, he was awarded a research doctorate (MD) in Human Genetics, also from QUB. He completed Dermatology Training in Belfast in July 1999, followed by fellowships in Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Memorial Hospital Chicago, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

He was appointed Consultant Dermatologist (Attending Physician) in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland in October 2002. The OLCHC department provides specialist clinics in severe atopic dermatitis, vascular malformations, laser treatments, and genetic skin diseases with more than 10 000 secondary and tertiary paediatric attendances per annum. His adult clinics provide a service for complex atopic dermatitis and genodermatoses.

He is Professor in Dermatology, Trinity College Dublin. His research interests are in epithelial genetics, disease mechanisms in, and therapy of, atopic dermatitis. His work on the genetics of atopic dermatitis with long term collaborative partner Irwin McLean has helped refocus attention on the role of the skin barrier in the pathogenesis of this disease and of allergic disease in general. He is funded by the National Children’s Research Centre and the Wellcome Trust, and has attracted approximately €11M funding to date.

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  • Practice Specialties:

    Dermatology

  • Procedures Offered:

    Laser