The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Physician education is key to an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of a vascular birthmark, anomaly, or syndrome. VBF is committed to bringing this education around the world.

Through the VBF iTEAM, physicians are brought from the USA to other countries to educate groups of physicians regarding the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of vascular birthmarks. In addition, VBF has a second program called the VBF Physician Education Grant (PEG) where we bring one physician from outside the USA to New York City to be trained by experts in the field of vascular anomalies. This physician will then return to his country to begin a treatment program for families affected by these lesions and will also commit to educating his or her peers.

VBF has educated over 300 physicians worldwide through our two physician education outreach programs.