The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) is pleased to announce the 2022 VBF DC Free Laser Clinic on Friday, May 20, 2022, with Pooja Sodha, M.D., F.A.A.D., Director of the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, at George Washington University in Washington D.C. This laser clinic is open to all, both adults and children.

Linda Rozell-Shannon, Ph.D., President and Founder, Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

“VBF is committed to ensuring fair and equal access to the latest treatment options for all those living with vascular birthmarks, anomalies, and/or related syndromes (VBARS),” said Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, President and Founder, Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF). “We’re happy to collaborate with Dr. Sodha, who has an impeccable list of credentials, has advanced education and training in many of the latest dermatology treatments and techniques, and ensures that safe, compassionate care is her top priority.”

The clinic will offer free laser services by Dr. Sodha to children and adults living with a VBARS with the treatments being performed at the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, at George Washington University in Washington D.C. This free laser clinic is part of VBF’s mission to network families affected by VBARS to the appropriate medical professionals for evaluation and/or treatment, provide informational resources, sponsor physician education, mobilize medical missions, collaborate on research, and support programs that promote acceptance. At VBF’s national and international clinics, free laser treatments are offered to patients who have little access or cannot afford treatment.

Pooja Sodha, M.D., F.A.A.D., Director of the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, at George Washington University in Washington D.C.

“I love the mission of the VBF and am excited to work with them to care for our lovely patients,” Dr. Sodha says. “Since my training, I have come to know how important early intervention—or any intervention for that matter—is in the lives of our patients. If we can help, it is our duty to do so.”

For more information, including applications to attend, visit: https://birthmark.org/2022washingtondc

Visit https://birthmark.org/freelaser to browse our listing of upcoming free laser clinics.

About Pooja Sodha, MD, FAAD Pooja Sodha, M.D., F.A.A.D. has advanced education and training in many of the latest dermatology treatments and techniques and makes safe, compassionate care her top priority. Dr. Sodha completed her fellowship training under the world-renowned Paul M. Friedman at the Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center of Houston, Texas. She is dual board-certified in both internal medicine and dermatology after completing a combined residency in dermatology and internal medicine at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center. She earned her medical degree from Georgetown University and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from MIT. Dr. Sodha is a local Washingtonian having graduated from National Cathedral School in Washington, DC.

About the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) is an international charitable organization that networks families affected by a vascular birthmark, tumor, or syndrome to the appropriate medical professionals for evaluation and/or treatment, provides informational resources as well as sponsors physician education, mobilizes medical missions trips, and supports research and programs that promote acceptance for individuals with birthmarks. VBF has networked over 125,000 children and adults into treatment since1994. Established in 1994, by Founder and President, Linda Rozell Shannon, Ph.D., VBF is the number one vascular birthmarks foundation in the world for patient education. For more information about vascular birthmarks, tumors or anomalies and treatment options, please visit www.birthmark.org