Vascular Anomalies Group
Columbia’s multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Group provides expertise in the treatment of vascular anomalies in infants, children, and adolescents. Vascular anomalies are infantile hemangiomas, lymphatic and venous malformations, arteriovenous malformations, and rare types such as Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma, tufted angioma, and abnormalities associated with genetic conditions.
Our Vascular Anomalies Group brings together specialists from pediatric surgery as well as cardiology, dermatology, hematology, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, and radiology. Our affiliate, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, is a referral site for newborns with complex vascular anomalies. Referrals come from other dermatologists, pediatricians, and surgeons who treat children in outside clinics and recognize the need for our specialty evaluation and interdisciplinary approach to managing their care.
We care for inpatients as well as outpatients through a Vascular Anomalies Clinic, which fosters teamwork and collaboration among specialists involved in the care of children with complex vascular anomalies.
Members of Columbia’s Vascular Anomalies Group are also active researchers and offer patients access to multi-center clinical trials. We have authored numerous papers and textbook chapters and participate in national and international collaborative projects to improve the care of children with vascular lesions.