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Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center
BVAC Physicians and Staff
Information About Vascular Anomalies
Treatments/ Philosophy
Resources for Patients

BVAC Participating Physicians and Staff

(Left to Right): Dr. Marion Koerper, Dr. Anna Meyer, Dr. Isaac Neuhaus, Dr. Kristina Rosbe, Dr. Christopher Dowd, Dr. Ilona Frieden, Dr. William Hoffman, Dr. Erin Mathes, Dr. Christopher Hess and Dr. Coleen Sabatine. Not Pictured: Dr. Kelly Cordoro

Christopher Dowd, MD is a Clinical Professor of Radiology, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF and is Director of the Clinical Service for the Interventional Neuroradiology Division. He is an expert in the field of Interventional Neuroradiology, with special interest in the endovascular treatment of vascular birthmarks and intracranial vascular malformations. He is a founding member of the UCSF Vascular Anomalies Center and a member of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. He has the most extensive experience of any interventional radiologist in Northern California in treating cutaneous vascular anomalies with interventional techniques.

Ilona J. Frieden, MD, FAAP, FAAD is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology, founder of the UCSF Vascular Anomalies Center. She has been President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Dermatology, and responsible for creating the first Pediatric Dermatology Board Certification Examination to be given in October, 2004. She has a long-standing interest in vascular birthmarks, particularly hemangiomas and is founder of the Hemangioma Investigator Group. She is member of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies and currently serves on its Scientific Committee, has published and lectured widely about vascular anomalies and is an international authority in the field.

William Y. Hoffman, MD, FACS, FAAP is a Professor of Clinical Surgery with special training in Craniofacial Plastic Surgery, Director of Resident Education for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Plastic Surgical consultant to the Craniofacial Anomalies Center as well as the Vascular Anomalies Center. He is a member of the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Plastic Surgery. His plastic surgery practice, more than 70% of it children, includes large numbers of patients with hemangiomas and other vascular anomalies, more than any other plastic surgeon in Northern California.

Isaac M. Neuhaus, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the UCSF Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Neuhaus completed both his Dermatology residency and Dermatologic Surgery fellowship training at UCSF. He is an expert in cutaneous laser surgery and has been invited to speak on this topic at numerous national meetings. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and has been the recipient of the ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grant for his laser work.

Kristina Rosbe, MD, FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, the Director of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology. and the pediatric otolaryngology consultant to the Craniofacial Anomalies Center. She first worked in the setting of a Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC) at the Children's Hospital in Boston as a pediatric otolaryngology fellow. During this two-year fellowship, she gained extensive experience in resection of vascular malformations and airway management in children with extensive hemangiomas or vascular malformations. Thereafter, she participated in the VAC at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California for a year and a half before joining the UCSF faculty and our VAC. Because many vascular anomalies occur in the head and neck, otolaryngologists can contribute specific knowledge of head and neck anatomy and pathology along with expertise in airway management to these patients' care through this multidisciplinary format. Her particular interests are in optimizing management of subglottic hemangiomas, a topic for which she is currently conducting an evidence-based review of the literature, and outcomes of lymphatic malformations, comparing success rates of sclerotherapy versus surgical therapy.



Updated: October 1, 2014
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