The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Contact Information:

The AVM Center

Lenox Hill

  • KTS Expert
  • Interventional Radiologist & Endovascular Surgery – Vascular Lesions of Arms and Legs
  • Director – AVM Center at Lenox Hill Hospital

Dr. Rosen is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular surgery, having pioneered several techniques and medical devices now in common use. He attended college and medical school in Philadelphia, receiving his medical degree from Hahnemann University and post graduate training in interventional radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing fellowship in 1980, he was recruited to establish the Division of Interventional Radiology at New York University Medical Center, where he remained for 25 years, performing over 70,000 interventional and endovascular procedures and training 45 fellows, several of whom have become leaders in the field in their own right. In April 2005, Dr. Rosen joined the newly formed multidisciplinary cardiovascular group at Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute in New York, where he continues to treat patients, train fellows, and conduct clinical research.

Dr. Rosen is best known for his original work in the management of children and adults with congenital vascular malformations, and is referred patients from around the world with these disorders. He has also developed techniques and instrumentation for the treatment of patients with aortic aneurysms, atherosclerosis, hepatic tumors and uterine fibroids. He holds several patents for medical devices and has published nearly 100 original scientific papers and two textbooks, as well as book chapters in several standard medical texts. He also lectures extensively and has been a visiting professor in institutions throughout the United States and abroad. He was the youngest individual ever elected to fellowship in the Society for Interventional Radiology and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Radiological Society of North America and the Cardiovascular Council of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Rosen also serves as a VBF iTEAM Medical Director, and makes possible our Annual VBF Vascular Birthmarks Conference and Clinic in New York, New York. He is available to answer your questions concerning all non-neuro AVM’s and vascular lesions of the arms and legs.

  • Birthmarks Types:

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

  • Birthmark Syndromes:

    Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

  • Practice Specialties:

    Surgery, Radiology, Other

  • Procedures Offered:

    Surgery, Drug Management, Interventional