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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

 




 

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Find a Doctor- Outside the US


Note: This list in no way is to be construed as containing the ONLY physicians who treat vascular birthmarks. There are many other physicians who are qualified and have great expertise in this area. This list contains some physicians who have become a part of our resource list. If you are a physician or if you know of a physician who should be added to our resource list, please send his/her name, address, phone number, fax and e-mail (if available) and indicate under which state or country his/her name should appear and send to Info@birthmark.org. Also indicate if the physician is a dermatologist, surgeon, etc. We briefly mention what some of these physicians treat if we have that information under their name and address.

Africa

Africa

Dr. ANILKUMAR DHAR
Email: drkumar@live.co.uk
Address: JRABA STREET
TRIPOLI, TRIPOLI 2222
Phone: 00218-927308559
Dermatologist at Libyan swiss Medical centre in Tripoli Libya.
Using ND YAG LASER and Pulsed Dye laser for treating Birthmarks.

Dr. ANILKUMAR DHAR
Email: drkumar@live.co.uk
Address: JRABA STREET
TRIPOLI, TRIPOLI 2222
Phone: 00218-927308559
Dermatologist at Libyan swiss Medical centre in Tripoli Libya.
Using ND YAG LASER and Pulsed Dye laser for treating Birthmarks.

Asia


India

Pramod Kumar MS, MCh, DNB
Prof and Head
Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 576 104
Karnataka, India

Tel No. +91(0) 820 2571201 Ext 22135(R)
Email: pkumar86@hotmail.com

Name: THAJUDHEEEN . C.P
Email: laserskinhair@sancharnet.in
Qualification:
MD (Dermatology and venereology) MAHE University, India


China


Dr. Wang Peilin
PO Box 9720
Beijing 100101 P.R. China
8610-66356729-2104
Dept. of Stomatology
Email: wangpl@yeah.net


Jinjin Wu
Director of Dept. of Dermatogoloy
Daping Hospital
Third Military Medical University
Changjiang Branch 10th,Chongqing
400042, P. R. of China
e-mail: wwjfy@mail.tmmu.com.cn

Prof. Guoyu Zhou, M.D. (laser dermatologist specializing in birthmarks treatment with photodynamic therapy)
Associate Director
Medical Laser Center
Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Shanghai, China
Tel: +86-21-6313-8341 ext. 5205
email: guoyuzhou@hotmail.com



Japan
Philippines

Marjorie F.U. Yang, M.D.
Dermatology and Laser Surgery
St. Luke's Medical Center
Rm. 1004 South Tower, Cathedral Heights Building Complex
279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Quezon City
1102 Philippines
(63-2) 723-0101 loc. 2004
mfyang@hotmail.com

Russia

Australia

Australia

Dr David Lord
Radiology Department
Vascular Birthmarks Program
Childrens Hospital Westmead
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead NSW 2145
Sydney Australia
www.chw.edu.au/site/directory/entries/vascular_birthmarks.htm


Dr. Tony Moore
Adelaido Plastic Surg. Assoc.
Memorial Hospital North Adelaide,
S. Australia 8267-1800


Dr Philip Bekhor
Director, Laser Unit
Royal Children's Hospital
Melbourne, Australia
and
Laser Dermatology
503 Elgar Rd
Box Hill, Melbourne
Victoria
Phone 61 3 9890 1844
www.laserdermatology.com.au

New Zealand

Swee T Tan MB BS FRACS PhD
Wellington Regional Plastic, Maxillofacial & Burns Unit
Centre for the Study & Treatment of Vascular Birthmarks
Hutt Valley DHB
Private Bag 31-907, Lower Hutt
New Zealand
Ph +64 4 570 9067
Fax +64 4 570 9510

Dr Trevor FitJohn, Interventional Radiologist

Dr Charles Davis, Plastic & Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Philip Leadbitter, Paediatrician

Dr Neil Aburn, Ophthalmologist

Dr Mark Rider, Hand Surgeon

Dr Peter McDonald, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon


Europe


Europe

Dr. Ignacio Sanchez-Carpintero, MD PhD
Unversity Clinic of Navarra
Medical School of the University of Navarra, Spain
isanchezc@unav.es

Norway
Sweden

Dr. Anita Trailius
Dermatologist
University Hospital Mulmoe

Holland

Jan Kromhout, MD PhD
Hospitaalweg 1
Flevo Ziekenhuis
Almere
Holland
1315RA
phone: 0031 36 5398701
In our centre the surgeon, the plastic surgeon and
the pediatrician work together in the treatment of vascular malformations.
If LASERtreatment or embolisation is indicated, patients are referred to The
University Hospital in Amsterdam


Finland

Netherlands

Prof C.M.A.M.van der Horst
Plastic surgery Academic Medical Centre
Po box 66220
1100AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands-, email c.m.vanderhorst@amc.uva.nl, tel 020-566297.


Denmark

France


Dr. Odile Enjolras
Groupe Hospitalier
Cochin Hospital Lariboisiere
Paris France
Phone: 33 14 9958 359
Email: odile.enjolras@lrb.ap

Greece

Dr. Stavros Tombris
51 Kifisias Av
11523
Athens, Greece
Facial Surgeon who operates on children and adults with vascular birthmarks and tumors or the head and neck area. Dr. Tombris spent several years studying in Boston, Mass.
stavros@stavrostombris.com

Belgium

Laurence M. Boon, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Vascular Anomalies
Division of Plastic surgery
Cliniques universitaires St Luc
Avenue Hippocrate 10
B-1200 BRUSSELS
BELGIUM


Dr. Romain Vanwijck
Service De Chirurgie Plastique
Cliniques Unversitaires St. Luc
Brussels, belgium
Phone: 32 2 764 14 03
Email: vanwijck@chiruc.ac.be


Germany


Sekretariat Prof. Dr.med. H.-Peter Berlien
Elisabeth Klinik
Abt. Lasermedizin
Lützowstr. 24-26
10785 Berlin
Sekretariat: +49 (0) 30 2506-902
Fax: +49 (0) 30 2506-923
E-Mail: lasermed@elisabeth-klinik-berlin.de

Dr. Dirk Loose
Center for Circulatory Disturbances and Vascular Defects
Bahrenfelder Steindamm Nr.
109-111, 22761
Juergensallee Hamburg, Germany
Phone: 011-49829610
Email: info@gefaesszentrum.de
0049-40-46- 00 39-0 (phone)
Serving: Europe, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Egypt, USA, and Canada.
Sponsors annual gathering for families affected by vascular anomalies.

Susanne Astner M.D.
Charité University Medicine Berlin
Department of Dermatology
Charitéplatz 1
Germany
0049-30-450-518039 for appointments


Spain


Dr. Ignacio Sanchez-Carpintero, MD PhD
Unversity Clinic of Navarra
Medical School of the University of Navarra, Spain
isanchezc@unav.es


Italy


England

Dr. Richard Barlow
Dermatogoligst
St. John's Institute
St. Thomas Hospital
London, England


Dr. Karen Healey
St. Thomas Hospital
London, England
Att: Angie, Dr. Healey's Secretary 001144-1232-618-737 (phone) 001144-171-922-8186 (fax)

Scotland


Ireland

Dr Alan Irvine MD FRCPI MRCP
Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist
Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick children
Crumlin
Dublin 12
Ph + 353 1 428 2532
Email: alan.irvine@olhsc.ie
Physician referral to rona.oreilly@olhsc.ie P: + 353 1 428 2532

Dr Rosemarie Watson MD FRCPI FACP
Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist
Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children
Crumlin
Dublin 12
IRELAND
Phone: + 35352-428 2541
Email: rosemarie.watson@olhsc.ie
Physician referral to yvonne.thompson@olhsc.ie . Ph: + 353 1 428 2541.

Interests include haemangiomas and laser therapy. A monthly paediatric multidisciplinary vascular clinic (dermatology, plastic surgery, interventional radiology) is held at the children’s hospital above.


A multidisciplinary vascular clinic is also held quarterly at the adult centre, St James’s Hospital, Dublin and represented by vascular surgery, radiology, plastic surgery and dermatology. Access is through referral by family practitioner to Department of Dermatology, St James’s Hospital, Dublin or email: watsonsec@stjames.ie (Catherine Berry-Byrne).

Middle East



Middle East


IMDAD Tamer Wali at 966-1-465-0371
Saudi Arabia Laser surgery specialists

Khalid A. Al-Mazrou, MD,FAAP
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
King Saud University and University Hospitals
Old Airport St.
Department of ORL
King A/Aziz University Hospital
PO Box 245
Riyadh 11411
Saudi Arabia
Phone:+9661-477-5735
Fax: +9661-477-5748
e-mail:suadikidsent@gmail.com


Iran
Iraq
Israel

Dr. Eyal Raveh
Schneider Childrens Hospital
Tel Aviv

South America


South America

Zacharias Calil
Al Coronel Joaquim Bastos nº 120 - Setor Marista
CEP: 74.175-150 - Goiânia - GO - Brasil
Fones: (62) 3238 - 8030 - (62) 3541 - 0858 - (62) 3241 - 2516
Email : zachas@gmail.com
www.drzachariascalil.com.br
Specialty: General Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Endosurgery, treating : hemangiomas, lymphangiomas,conjoined twins, severe cellulites with loss of substance (conservative).

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Dr. Pedro Meneses Imber
Pmeneses@hotmail.com
Hospital de Clinicas Caracas San Bernardino
Venezuela
Phone 508-6308 576-6966


Dr. Paola Pasquali
Dermatolgoist
Caracas, Venezuela
014-250-5688
paolpas@ibm.net

Heloisa Galvão Campos do Amaral
Hosp.A.C.Camargo – São Paulo – Brazil
Tel.: 5511 2189-5169


Dr. Conseulo Gracia
Derm. Surgery
Venezuela
eeind@prodigy.net.mx