The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
Ask Dr. Linda, VBF President and Founder
Linda Rozell Shannon, the founder of the VBF is the world's leading lay expert in the field of Vascular Birthmarks. Her remarkable dedication and outreach have made treatment possible for thousands of children all over the world.
Linda's journey began with the birth of her daughter, Christine, and the end of the road is nowhere in sight! In 1994, with the help of Dr. Martin Mihm, she started the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. In 1996, she began her work on the book entitled, "Birthmarks, A Guide to Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations." Published in 1997, it is still the only publication available on the subject that is written for parents.
Seeing the lamentable lack of information regarding birthmarks and the fact that treatment options were often ignored by childrens' primary care physicians, Linda made a goal to get that information out there so parents and physicians can make informed choices about the care of children with birthmarks.