The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Contact Information:

The Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital

  • VBF PHACE Syndrome Expert
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Director and a Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City

Francine Blei, MD, MBA is the Medical Director and a Co-Director of the Vascular Anomalies Program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She is Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology Oncology. Her clinical practice is dedicated to vascular anomalies, spanning the gamut in patient age (prenatal to adult) and severity (hemangiomas, vascular malformations, lymphedema, and many syndromes associated with vascular anomalies). She is Associate Editor of Lymphatic Research and Biology and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Society of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA). She coauthored 100 Questions and Answers About Vascular Anomalies , a practical guide for patients, families and physicians.

PHACE Syndrome is complex and must be diagnosed and treated by a multidisciplinary team. It is difficult to give information by email. To make sure that patients and families are given accurate information, please contact Dr. Blei directly.

  • Birthmarks Types:

    Hemangioma, Venous Malformation, Lymphatic Malformation, Unknown / Not sure, Port Wine Stain, AVM, Combination, Other

  • Birthmark Syndromes:


  • Practice Specialties:

    Pediatrics, Other

  • Procedures Offered:

    Drug Management, Interventional, Other