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100,000 BIRTHMARKS
100,000 LIVES GIVEN NEW HOPE
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
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Meet a few of the 100,000 beautiful
members of the VBF Family



 

Dr. Linda on Facebook Live


 

 

Dr. Linda discusses the crucial need for early intervention in this Facebook Live session. Stay tuned for more Facebook Live sessions in the coming months!

 

 

100,000 STRONG: SHARE YOUR STORIES OF HOPE

 

Brianna BrewerJanuary 8, 2017 – Just one month ago, three-year-old Brianna Brewer became the 100,000th patient that the VBF has helped to network into treatment. Following the removal of a large hemangioma on her upper lip, she’s been on a fast track for recovery and is already eating and speaking better than ever before.

 

Brianna’s success story is one of many that can help to ease the worry of parents whose child has been diagnosed with a vascular birthmark or give new hope to an adult or family struggling with how to manage treatment and ongoing care.

 

Every birthmark is unique, so every person has a unique experience.

 

Follow this link to read the stories that have been submitted by others over the years. Then log on to www.birthmark.org/shareyourstory to tell us about your birthmark and how you became involved with VBF.

 

Our community is already 100,000 strong but your words will help us extend our reach and give even more lives new hope.

 

To donate, please visit https://birthmark.org/vbfdonate today

 

Thank You to Our Supporters

Shana Palla        Mimi Anderson in honor of Dr. Anne Halbert        Scott Cupples        Carla Mannixnbsp;      Dru DiMattia


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ASK THE VBF EXPERTS

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. RosenDr. Robert Rosen, Vascular Lesions of Arms and Legs Interventional Radiologist
2009 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. LevitinDr. Gregory Levitin, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
NYC * L.A.

2010 VBF Physician of the Year
Dr. FishmanDr. Steven Fishman, Internal Lesion and Surgical Debulking Expert


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

Dr. David DarrowDr. David Darrow - Hemangioma and PWS Gum/Teeth Expert

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

2016 VBF Physician of the Year
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

Dr.MihmDr. Martin Mihm, VBF Co-Medical Director and Research Director
2003 VBF Physician of the Year
Lex van der Heijden, Chairman, CMTCLex Van der Heijden, CMTC Foundation


Leslie GraffLeslie Graff, Psychosocial/ Developmental
Expert


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

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. https://www.fcatalanotto.org/

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.