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Dr. Josee' DuBois
Departement de Radiologie
Hospital Sainte-Justine
3175, Cote Sainte-Catherine
1st floor, bloc 9
Montreal (QC) H3T 1C5
Phone: 514-345-4614

Dr. Alex Brothers
161 McNeill Dr.
Canmore, Alberta Canada T1W2R9
(403) 678-5585

British Columbia
Dr. Julie Prendiville
Vascular Anomalies Clinic
BC Children's Hospital
Room K4-100 ACB
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver BC V6H 3V4
TEL: 604-875-2291(Vascular Anomalies clinic secretary).
604-875-2864 (Dermatology office)

Dr. Navraj S. Heran
Fraser Health Authority
Royal Columbian Hospital
109-245 East Columbia Street
New Westminster British Columbia V3L 3W4
Phone: 604 520 1120
Fax: 604 524 4447
Dr. Heran is a surgeon with fellowship training in endovascular management
of head and neck disorders. He functions within a multidisciplinary team
the focuses on vascular birthmarks and will be able to help coordinate and
participate in your care.


Vascular Anomalies Clinics at Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

The clinics for children with vascular anomalies at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada are as follows:

1. Vascular Anomalies Clinic (VAC).
This is a once-weekly multi-professional clinic and accepts all children with vascular malformations, providing comprehensive care and treatment. Selected patients with vascular tumours, referred from the Dermatology clinic, requiring invasive treatments are also seen.

2. Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) Clinic.
This is a once-monthly multi-professional clinic and accepts all children with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome providing comprehensive care and treatment. Selected patients are also seen in the Orthopaedic clinic.

3. Bone Vascular Clinic (BVC).
This is a multi-professional clinic held once every 2 months, dedicated to caring for children with joint disease from their vascular malformations.
All 3 clinics see children up until 18 years of age and, if needed, will arrange transfer of care after 18 years of age to an adult clinic.

The physician directing the above 3 clinics is:
Dr. Philip John
Clinic Director (Interventional Radiologist)
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada
Clinic contact information (for Vascular Anomalies, KTS and Bone Vascular Clinics):
Telephone: 416-813-5273
Fax: 416-813-6147

4. Dermatology Clinic
The Dermatology Clinic sees all children with hemangiomas and other vascular tumours.

The physician for the Dermatology Clinic is:
Dr. Elena Pope
Head, Section of Dermatology
Division of Pediatrics
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada
Dermatology Clinic contact information:
Telephone: 416-813-7384
Fax: 416-813-7055

The Outaouais region:
Dre Eva Coulibaly
Dermatologist M.D.
84 Dumas
Suite # 200
Gatineau (Hull sector) QC.
J8Y – 2N3
(819) 778-6597

United States

Dr. Gerald N. Goldberg, MD
2260 N. Rosemont, Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 795-7729 (office)
(520) 795-4177 (fax)


Lisa Buckmiller, M.D.
Vascular Anomalies Center of Excellence
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
800 Marshall Street
Mail Slot 668
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591
Specialties: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Vascular Anomalies, Cleft Lip/Palate
Phone: 501-364-7544


J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, Dermatology and Biomedical Engineering
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic University of California, Irvine
1002 Health Sciences Road East
Irvine, CA 92612-1475
Phone: 949-824-6996
Home Page:

Gregory Levitin, MD, FACS
Director, The Hemangioma and Vascular Birthmark Center of Los Angeles
435 N. Bedford Dr, #203
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Wayne Yakes, MD
Medical Co-Director
501 East Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: 303-788-4280

District of Columbia

Jerome M. Garden, MD
150 E. Huron
Suite 910
Chicago, Il 60611
A dermatologist who treats all types of vascular birthmarks.


Henry C. Vasconez, M.D. FACS, FAAP
University of Kentucky
Kentucky Clinic, K454
Lexington, KY 40536-0284
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Chief of Plastic Surgery
Phone: (859) 257-3251
Fax: (859) 257-5901
Home Page:

Robert J. Baumann, M.D.
University of Kentucky
Kentucky Clinic
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Phone: (859) 323-6702


Anne Comi, MD
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Tower 100B
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9127
Fax: (443) 923-9160
The Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Bernard Cohen, MD
Pediatric Dermatology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Brady 208
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
410-955-2049 (tel)


Martin C. Mihm Jr., M.D.
SWSC Honorary Research Chairman
Director of Melanoma, Department of Dermatology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Institute of Medicine
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Room 673B
Boston, MA 02115
Phone- 617-525-5631
Fax- 617-525-5571

Dr. Aaron Fay
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
617 573 5548

Dr. John Mulliken
Children's Hospital
Division of Plastic Surgery
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Contact: Teresa Buchanan, Coordinator 617-355-7686
A pediatric plastic surgeon that treats all vascular anomalies.

Dr. Patricia Burrows
300 Longwood Avenue
Radiology Department
Boston, MA 02115
Int. Radiologist: Treats KT and vascular lesions


Kamiab Delfanian, MD., M.P.H.
Director of Minnesota Vascular Medicine and Birthmark Center
17504 Dodd Blvd
Lakeville, MN 55044
Tel: (952) 892-3308
E-mail :
Vascular Birthmark Specialist
Board certified physician with expertise in diagnosis and treatment of Pediatric and adult vascular birthmarks. Specializes in Hemangiomas, Port Wine Stains and Congenital vascular birthmarks of children (Klippel-Trenaunay, Sturge -Weber Syndrome). Extensive experience in Laser treatment and Pharmacotherapy of complicated vascular birthmarks, especially in children. Trained at the Mayo Clinic, Arkansas Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins. On Panel of experts of Vascular Birthmark Foundation.


Matthew D. Smyth, M.D.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place, Suite 4E
St. Louis, MO 63110
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program
Phone: (314) 454-4454
Fax: (314) 454-2818
Home Page:

Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
2nd Floor, Suite D
St. Louis, MO 63110
Professor, Neurology
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Associate Professor, Pediatrics Section
Co-Chief, Epilepsy and Sleep Section
Co-Chief, Clinical Neurophysiology
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Center
Phone: (314) 454-6120
Fax: (314) 454-2523
Home Page:

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York

Blanca Vazquez, M.D.
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
403 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Clinical Trials
Phone: (212) 263-8876
Fax: (212) 263-8342
Home Page:

Milton Waner, M.D.
SWSC Honorary Medical Chairman
Contact info for Dr. Waner and Dr. Levitin:
Contact: Corey R. Tournay, R.N., Clinical Coordinator
Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York
126 West 60th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10023
Tel: 212-636-3977
Fax: 212-636-3979

Roy G. Geronemous, M.D.
Director, Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York
317 East 34th Street
6th and 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016-4974
Phone: 212-686-7306
Home Page:

North Carolina

Pedro Weisleder, M.D., PhD.
Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center
Box 3936
Durham, NC 27710
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Neurology
Phone: (919) 684-3219
Fax: (919) 681-8943
Home Page:

North Dakota

Orhan Konez, M.D.
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
St. John West Shore Hospital
29000 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Phone: 440-827-5046
Home Page:

Rhode Island
South Carolina

Troy Beavers, M.D.
Pediatric Associates
147 Oakwood Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone: (864) 582-8136

Marcelo Hochman, M.D
SWSC Medical Advisory Board
2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive
Suite 212 West
Charleston, SC 29414
Phone: (843) 571-4742
Fax: (843) 571-3619
Home Page:

Mary M. Varn, M.D.
Piedmont Eye Associates
391 Serpentine Drive
Suite 400
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Phone: (864) 583-5312
Fax: (864) 582-1935
Toll Free Number: 1-800-788-3172

South Dakota

David H. Darrow, MD
EVMS Center for Hemangiomas and Vascular Birthmarks
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507
Contact: Ms. Virginia Thomas, LPN
(757) 668-9849 or (757) 668-9327
Team members include: Dr. David Darrow (Otolaryngology), Dr. Judith Williams (Dermatology), Dr. Michael Denk (Plastic Surgery) and the team of Children's Hospital pediatric specialists.

West Virginia

Linda Rabinowitz, MD
Pediatric Dermatology and Laser Center
10303 N Port Washington Road, Suite 103B
Mequon, Wisconsin 53092
Phone/appointments: 262-241-1111
Fax: 262-241-1112

Board certified in Pediatrics and in Dermatology.
Specializes in treatment of vascular birthmarks.
Provides laser treatment to patients of all ages.
Both of her children were born with vascular birthmarks (hemangiomas and PWS)
Has Candela VBeam Perfecta and Candela Gentlemax lasers.
General anesthesia available if needed.

Beth A Drolet, M.D.
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin.
Medical Director of Dermatology and Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Office phone 414-805-5304
Appointments 414-607- 5280 or 877-607-5280


mission statement

The Sturge-Weber Syndrome Community, a branch of the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation, provides support and services freely and upon a volunteer basis for individuals and families living with SWS and vascular birthmarks, while sponsoring research and promoting physician education and awareness, as well as education of the public at large.