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Note: Before your family agrees to have any laser/surgical procedure performed, please ask the treating doctor's office manager to provide you with a statement of your benefits which indicates to you what your financial responsibility will be after your insurance company pays their portion.


Dr.NelsonDr. Stuart Nelson, VBF Co-Medical Director and International Port Wine Stain Laser Specialist
2005 VBF Physician of the Year

Ask the NYC Laser ExpertDr. Roy Geronemus, NYC and International Laser Specialist
2008 VBF Physician of the Year

Dr. WanerDr. Milton Waner, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
2004 VBF Physician of the Year


Dr. LevitinDr. Gregory Levitin, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
NYC * L.A.

2010 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. RosenDr. Robert Rosen, Vascular Lesions of Arms and Legs Interventional Radiologist
2009 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. FishmanDr. Steven Fishman, Internal Lesions Surgeon

Rafael Ortiz, MDRafael Ortiz, MD, Neuro-endovascular Surgeon

Dr. ZideDr. Barry Zide, NYC Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon

Dr. ComiDr. Anne Comi, Sturge Weber Syndrome Specialist
2011 VBF Physician of the Year


Dr. OrbachDr. Darren Orbach, Pediatric Neurointerventionalist for AVMs and PHACE

Dr. DelfanianDr. Kami Delfanian, KTS Treatment Specialist
2012 VBF Physician of the Year

Andrei Rebarber, MD FACOGAndrei Rebarber, MD, Ob/Gyn Expert

Dr. BerensteinDr. Alex Berenstein, Malformations and AVM Interventional Radiologist
2007 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. EdmondsDr. Joseph Edmonds, Lymphatic Malformations Surgeon
Dr. DuarteDr. Duarte, Florida Expert

Dr. KonezDr. Orhan Konez, Interventional Radiologist

Dr. TomrisDr. Stavros Tombris, European Surgeon



Dr. FayDr. Aaron Fay, Hemangioma and Malformations Eye Surgeon
2006 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. CalilDr. Calil, Lymphatic Malformation Surgeon

Elissa RifkinElissa Rifkin, M.Ed., Developmental Specialist

Dr. ThompsonDr. Stevan Thompson, Military (Tricare) Surgeon

Corinne BarinagaCorinne Barinaga, VBF Family Services Director

Helen FiggeDr. Helen Figge, Pharmacist

Ask the VBF FounderDr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, VBF President and Founder

Lex van der Heijden, Chairman, CMTCLex Van der Heijden, CMTC Foundation

Leslie GraffLeslie Graff, Psychosocial/ Developmental

Dr. Serena, Wound Care ExpertDr. Thomas Serena, Wound Care Expert
Nancy RobertsNancy Roberts, Make-up Specialist

Sarina PatelSarina Patel, Young Adult Advocate

Laurie MooreLaurie Moore, Make Up Expert from Colortration

KimberlyKimberly, West Coast Makeup Expert

AlicitaAlicita, Adult Rep in Spanish

Dr.MihmDr. Martin Mihm, VBF Co-Medical Director and Research Director
2003 VBF Physician of the Year

Frank and Barbara Catalanotto, VBF Honorary Chairs

Catalanotto Family
Frank is a retired professional baseball player and he and his wife are the proud parents of four girls, one who had a hemangioma on her nose and was networked into treatment by VBF.

Buddy Booby, VBF Mascot
Meet VBF's mascot, Buddy Booby. Join the Buddy Booby Read-a-thon to raise awareness!


Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon: The Founder and President of VBF Tells Her Personal Story

Dr. Linda and Christine
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon tells her personal story.

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