The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Our panel of VBF Experts are available to answer your questions. Click on each expert’s image or name below to learn more and to contact them directly. By using this service, you agree to our HIPAA Policy and Privacy Policy.

Important Notes:
  • Submit Photo with Question. It is very difficult, if not impossible, for our experts to make a recommendation without a photo of the lesion in question. Before submitting your inquiry, please attach one photo so that our expert can assess the best options. If you cannot attach a photo, please provide a detailed explanation of the color, size, location and history of the lesion.  However, be prepared that the expert may request a photo to support his/her recommendations or may not be able to provide a recommendation without seeing a picture.
  • Request a Statement of Benefits. 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.

Corinne Barinaga is our Patient Advocate and VBF Family Services Director. You may browse our list of physicians and other VBF Experts below, or If you would like assistance in selecting a physician, Corinne is available to answer any questions concerning family advocacy, treatment questions or physician referral. Learn more about Corinne or contact her at

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