Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center

The Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center was founded in 1991. Patients seen include those with vascular growths such as hemangiomas and other vascular tumors, and vascular malformations including venous, lymphatic, arteriovenous, and mixed malformations. This includes patients with Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome as well as those diagnosed with lymphangioma, cavernous hemangioma, glomangioma, Proteus Syndrome, and other vascular anomalies.

Depending on your health insurance, you may need a referral from a primary care doctor.

Getting Here

Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center
1701 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Appointments: (415) 353–7823
Clinic: (415) 353–7800
Fax: (415) 353–7478

Hours: First Friday of the month, 8 a.m. – noon

What to Bring

    Before your visit, make sure you:

    • Have all necesssary referrals and health insurance authorizations must be obtained and sent to our office at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.
    • Have all pertinent medical reports sent at least 4 weeks/ or one month prior to the visit: pathology reports and reports of prior surgeries, treatments, relevant hospitilizations.
    • Bring all radiology films with you to the visit: CT scans, MRIs, MRAs.
    • Bring snacks, reading materials, toys, etc. The visit will take all morning and may involve some waiting.

What to Expect

    In an appointment at the UCSF Vascular Anomalies Conference you will see a pediatric dermatologist, plastic surgeon, interventional radiologist, dermatologic surgeon, and otolaryngologist. This team of experts will then meet and review your case (history, physical exam, prior biopsies, and imaging studies), and decide on further diagnostic work-up and treatment recommendations. This saves you from having to go to multiple doctors' visits and pre-operative visits.

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

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Christopher Dowd
Christopher Dowd, MD
Neurointerventional radiologist
Christopher Hess
William Hoffman
William Hoffman, MD
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon
Isaac Neuhaus
Isaac Neuhaus, MD
Dermatologic surgeon