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1994 - 2014
Celebrating 20 years with
75,000 networked into treatment

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

   VBF 20th Anniversary GalaFriday, October 10, 2014 in New York City

VBF 2014 Annual ConferenceSaturday, October 11, 2014 in New York City

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Ask the VBF Experts

Dr. Stuart Nelson, VBF Co-Medical Director and International Port Wine Stain Laser Specialist
Dr. Nelson will answer your questions concerning the diagnosis and treatment of Port Wine Stains.

 

Dr. Gregory Levitin, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon, NYC and LA
Dr. Levitin will answer your questions regarding the surgical treatment of all vascular birthmarks and tumors.

 

Dr. Robert Rosen, Vascular Lesions of Arms and Legs Interventional Radiologist
Our expert for all non-brain AVMs and vascular lesions of the arms and legs, Dr. Rosen welcomes your questions.

 

Dr. Roy Geronemus, NYC and International Laser Specialist
If you have a question or concern about laser treatments in general, contact Dr. Geronemus.

 

Dr. Aaron Fay, Hemangioma and Malformation Eye Surgeon
Dr. Fay will answer your questions about orbital birthmarks.

 

Corinne Barinaga, VBF Family Services Director
Corinne Barinaga, our Administrative Director, will answer emails concerning family advocacy, treatment questions, or physician referral.

 

Dr. Martin Mihm, VBF Co-Medical Director and Research Director
Dr. Mihm is coordinating and directing research regarding vascular birthmarks and tumors.

 

Dr. Darren Orbach, Pediatric Neurointerventionalist for AVMs and PHACE
VBF is proud to welcome Dr. Orbach!

 

Dr. Anne Comi, Sturge Weber Syndrome Specialist
One of the leading experts on Sturge Weber Syndrome, Dr. Comi will be responding to your questions concerning this syndrome.

 

Dr. Alex Berenstein, Malformations and AVM Interventional Radiologist
Ask Dr. Berenstein your questions regarding interventional radiology.

 

Dr. Kami Delfanian, KTS Treatment Specialist
Send your questions concerning KT Syndrome to Dr. Delfanian.

 

Dr. Barry Zide, NYC Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
If you have a question or concern about hemangioma and vascular malformation treatment in general, contact Dr. Zide.

 

Basia Joyce, VBF Insurance Appeals Specialist
Please send your questions regarding your appeal or request for out-of-network treatment to Basia.

 

Dr. Joseph Edmonds, Lymphatic Malformations Surgeon
Ask Dr. Edmonds your questions related to Lymphatic Malformations.

 

Anna Duarte, M.D., Florida Expert
Ask our expert Dr. Duarte, your questions about receiving treatment in Florida.

 

Dr. Orhan Konez, Interventional Radiologist
Questions regarding reading and interpreting films and treating malformations with sclerotherapy or embollization can be sent to Dr. Orhan Konez.

 

Dr. Milton Waner, Hemangioma and Malformations Surgeon
Email Dr. Waner with questions regarding hemangiomas and other vascular lesions.

 

Dr. Steven Fishman, Internal Lesions Surgeon
Ask Dr. Fishman your questions about liver and other internal vascular lesions.

 

Dr. Calil, Lymphatic Malformation Surgeon
Dr. Calil will answer your questions about Lymphatic Malformations.

 

Elissa-Uretsky Rifkin, M.Ed. CMHC Midwest Developmental Specialist
A trained developmental specialist and is on the board of VBF. Send questions concerning hemangiomas and this topic to Elissa.

 

Dr. Stavros Tombris, European Surgeon
Fr. Tombris treats all forms of hemangomas, port wine stains and malformations.

 

Dr. Stevan Thompson, Military (Tricare) Surgeon
Dr. Stevan Thompson has joined us to answer questions concerning the treatment of vascular birthmarks in the military.

 

Dr. Helen Figge, Pharmacist
If you or your child has a vascular birthmark and you have a question regarding a prescription drug, please ask Doc Helen Figge.

 

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, VBF President and Founder
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon is the leading lay expert in the world on the subject of vascular birthmarks.

 

Lex Van der Heijden, CMTC Foundation
If you or your child has CMTC, please contact Lex with your questions.

 

Leslie Graff, East Coast Developmental Specialist
Leslie is a trained developmental specialist. Send questions concerning port wine stains and this topic to Leslie.

 

Linda Seidel - Make-up Expert
Ask Linda Seidel your questions about make-up.

 

Nancy Roberts - Make-up Specialist
Ask our expert Nancy Roberts, Co-Creator of Smart Cover Cosmetics (www.smartcover.com), your questions about make-up.

 

Eileen O'Connor, Adult Living with PWS

 

Laurie Moore, Make Up Expert from Colortration
Laurie Moore, from www.colortration.com will answer makeup related concerns.

 

Alicita, Spanish Expert
Ask our expert Alicita, your questions in Spanish.

 

Dr. Thomas Serena, Wound Care Expert

 

Sarina Patel, Young Adult Advocate

 




 

What Our Families Are Saying About Us

 

"We relied on the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation to provide us with the information, the contacts, the resources, and the support that we needed to get through this difficult time. Their theme, "We are making a difference" couldn't be more accurate. For us, it was all the difference in the world."
Jill Brown

 


Hi Linda
Just a note to say how wonderful I found the interview of you and Capital 9 news. Thanks so much for your devotion.
Gina

 




Laser Treatment Centers


International Laser Treatment Centers

Canada

THE DERMATOLOGY CENTRE, Dr. Ricky Kannee Schachter, Dr. Daniel Shachter, Dr. Anne Curtis, 208 Bloor St. West, Suite 403, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B4, 416-922-9620 phone, 416-922-4358 fax

 

Dermatology Associates. Dr. R.A.W. Miller, Dr. A.H. Murray, Dr. Scott J. Murray, 6088 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Phone 902 425-8038, fax 902-421-1580

 

LaserDerm, Ottawa, Dr. Dudley, Dr. Sharyn Laughlin, 800-361-3376

 

Dr. Benjamin Fisher, Ricky Kanee Schacter, Dermatology Ctr. Laser Unit, Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, 8th Floor. Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B6

 

Sigmacon, Candela distributor, 416-665-6616 for the latest in current locations.

 


Mexico

Dr. Jorge Ocampo in Monterrey Mx. with the V- BEAM

 

Candela Distributor: Arfamex, Av. Revolucion no. -1875 - Mezz. Col. San Angel C.P. 01000, Mexico, D.F. Tel - 55501056, e-mail - rhlce@df1.telmex.mx

 


Asia

Dr. Shim's Plastic Aesthetic Clinic,Dong Seo Blvd.,2F 9-8 Cheong Dam Dong,Kangnam Ku,Seoul, Korea 135-100, Tel. 82-2-515-1191, Fax 82-2-515-1193

 

National Skin Centre Singapore, 1 Mandalay Road Singapore 308205, Tel : +65-2534455, Fax : +65-2533225

 

Mr. Gary Pope, Photogenica Sales Rep., sells Photogenica lasers in the Asian region, he can provide info. on doctors & hospitals who bought the Photogenica laser, Asian Marketing Resources,Hong Kong, Tel 852-2-592-9504, Fax 852-2-812-2539 (Editor's Note: it has been reported that this info is no longer valid).

 


Japan

Oshiro Laser Institute, Shinano-machi, Tokyo which is about 10 min. from Shinjuku

 

CANDELA KK (Japan), Knit Building, 3F, 9-5 Ryogoku 2 chome, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130, Japan. 81-3-3-846-0552, Fax: 81-3-3-846-0553.

 


United Kingdom

South Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, UK

 

Middlesbrough General, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, UK

 

Leeds Dermatology Laser Centre, Leeds Centre for Dermatology, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK. Consultant in charge: Dr Rob Sheehan-Dare. Telephone: +44 (0113) 3922295, Fax: +44 (0113) 2341154, E-mail: Michmon@ulth.northy.nhs.uk The Leeds Dermatology Laser Centre is the largest National Health Service laser centre in the UK. We provide a full range of laser treatments to both National Health Service and privately funded patients, but have a particular interest and expertise in the treatment of port wine stains and other vascular naevi. We have facilities for treatment of both adults and children (under general anaesthetic).

 

The laser clinic at the Royal Free Hospital, London. The dermatology department in this large central London NHS hospital has a laser clinic and they provide NHS treatment for a variety of conditions and also offer limited range of fee paying cosmetic services.

 

Dr. Lowe, Cranley Clinic, 3, Harcourt House, 19A Cavendish Square, London W1M9AB, 0207-499-3223

 

Dr. Harper, Dept. of Derm., Great Ormond Street Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond St., London WC1N3JH, 0207-829-8668

 

Ms. Barrett, General Manager, Laser Clinic, 22, Harley St., London, W1, 0171-636-8483

 

Lister Hospital, Laser Suite, Chelsea Bridge Rd., London, SW1W 8RH, 0207-730-3417 x467

 

Dr. Nield, Plastic Surgeon, M.I.T.U., London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London W1N 2DH, 0171-935-4444

 

Dr. Darley, Derm., Out Patients, Sussex Nuffield, Warren Rd., Woodingdean, Brighton BN2 6DX, East Sussex, 01273-624488

 

Dr. Walker, Dept. of Dermatology, Wellington (Humana) Hospital, 8a Wellington Place, St. John's Wood, London NW8 9LE, 0171-586-5959

 

Wellington (Humana) Hospital Dermatology, Walker N.P.J. 0207 586 5959

 

London Clinic M.I.T.U., Nield D. 0207 935 4444
Stamford Hospital Laser Suite, Hart Bernie 0208 636 9000

 

Dr. Richard Barlow & Dr Andrew C Markey MD FRCP, St. John's institute of Dermatology, St Thomas Hospital, London, 020 7928 9292 ext 1422

 


Ireland

THE ULSTER HOSPITAL, DUNDONALD, BELFAST, Head of Clinic: Dr Julian Handley, M.D., F.R.C.P., Address: Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT16 0RM, Telephone: 02890 550430 Fax: 028 9048 1166 E-mail: jules@doctors.org.uk

 


Switzerland

Dr. Luigi Polla, Forever Laser Insitute, Geneva, 011-41-22-318-60-51, Candela VBeam

 

LaseMed in Switzerland at 41-71-454-7030

 


Rest of Europe

Phillip Mas at 011-33-1-30-5231-68 is Candela's distibutor in France.

 

Candela Europe at 011-31-40-2-46-4939

 


Australia

Dr. Philip S. Bekhor, 503, Elgar Road, Box Hill, 3128, Melbourne, Victoria, Tel: 9890 1844, Fax: 9890 2270

 

Dr. Halbert (she has rooms in Wellington West Perth and Cottesloe), ph +61 (0)8 93217641, + 61 (0) 8 93851441

 

Carl Vintulo, +61 (australia) (0) 892242177 or 089 92242244, email carl@dermlaser.com.au
Dr. Margaret Pascoe, Royal Children's Hospital, 03 9345 6441.

 

Dr. Tony Moore, Adelaide Plastic Surgery Association, Memorial Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia phone - 8267-1800

 


South Africa

Candela distributor: OMNIMED Pty. LTD, Contact: Robert Samson, BUS: 011-27-11-792-7120, FAX: 011--27-11-792--7084. 7 Hans Strydom Ave, Cnr. Aimee Strasse, 2194 Randburg, South Africa.

 


Turkey

Ankara Lazer Merkezi, Caldiran Sokak, Kolej, Ankara, Tel : 0 312 431 0991