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Vascular Anomalies Clinic

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Overview

Our vascular anomalies clinic includes pediatric specialists in plastic and reconstructive surgery, interventional radiology, hematology/oncology and dermatology. We have involvement of neurosurgery, otolaryngology (ENT), orthopedics, ophthalmology and urology as well. Together, we address the complex needs of children with vascular birthmarks, hemangiomas and other vascular malformations.

While many vascular anomalies are usually present at birth, some do not appear until later in a child’s life, sometimes into the teenage years. Hemangioma are the most common infantile vascular tumors, but the term sometimes is used to refer to any prominent vessel, blue discoloration of the skin or sometimes a bulging mass. However, vascular malformations (also birthmarks) are very different in nature compared to hemangioma. These growths can be composed of arteries, veins, capillaries and lymph vessels that have developed abnormally. They can cause functional or cosmetic problems. Treatment may include medical therapy, minimally invasive techniques such as laser, sclerotherapy or embolization or surgery.

Our Doctors/Providers

Physicians/Providers:

Samuel Albert, MD, FACS, FAAP

Director, Resident Education; Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Michael Kelly, MD, PhD

Chief Research Officer

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Janice McDaniel, MD

Pediatric Interventional Radiologist

Ananth Murthy, MD, FACS

Director, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Medical Director, James A. Lehman Jr., MD Craniofacial Center and Speech Resonance Clinic; Pediatric Craniofacial Surgeon

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Nicholas Nguyen, MD

Director, Pediatric Dermatology; Pediatric Dermatologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Heather Larson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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