Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center
The UCSF Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center, founded in 1991, cares for patients with vascular growths, such as hemangiomas and other vascular tumors, or with 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.
During your visit, you will see a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, interventional radiologist, dermatologic surgeon and otolaryngologist. This team will then meet to review your case (your medical history, physical exam, prior biopsies and imaging studies) and decide on further diagnostic and treatment recommendations. This arrangement saves you from having to go to multiple doctors' visits.
Doctor referral may be required
Kelly M. Cordoro
MDPlastic and reconstructive surgeon
Jason H. Pomerantz
MDPlastic and reconstructive surgeon
Kristina W. Rosbe
MDHead and neck surgeon
MD, MPHPediatric orthopedic surgeon
MDPediatric hematologist and oncologist
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Systemic Therapies for Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis
Case Management and Social Work
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Before your visit, make sure you:
- Have all necessary referrals and health insurance authorizations sent to our office. We must receive them at least two weeks before your visit.
- Have all pertinent medical reports sent to our office. We must receive them at least four weeks before your visit. Please include pathology reports and reports of prior surgeries, treatments and relevant hospitalizations.
- Collect all radiology films to bring with you to the visit. This includes CT scans, MRIs and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiograms).
- Have snacks, reading materials or other items you may want. The visit will take all morning and may involve waiting.
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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Our research initiatives
UCSF Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center Research
The UCSF Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center conducts research on several kinds of hemangiomas, as well as on the value of specialty clinics for vascular anomalies.
UCSF Department of Dermatology Research
The UCSF Department of Dermatology's research programs cover a broad range of investigations into skin biology and disease, ultimately leading to more effective care for patients.