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Vascular Birthmarks Program

Phone:02 98451244
Fax:02 98452948

A comprehensive vascular anomalies centre for children with haemangiomas, vascular malformations and vascular tumours.

About us

The multidisciplinary Vascular Birthmarks Program was started in 1994 at the Childrens Hospital at Camperdown by Dr Maureen Rogers, Australia’s foremost paediatric dermatologist. Now based at The Childrens Hospital at Westmead, our unit has grown to be able to offer all current major treatments for haemangiomas and vascular malformations. As a tertiary referral program, our unit has a special interest in the physical and emotional care of families where a child has severe, life threatening or deforming vascular anomalies. High level clinical assessment by experts in the field is combined with state of the art imaging and treatment facilities at the Childrens Hospital at Westmead. Complex conditions can be offered the best available treatment in a supportive environment dedicated to the care of children, whether as an outpatient, inpatient or in the intensive care unit. Antenatal counselling and neonatal intensive care is available to care for more severely affected babies from the moment of diagnosis.

Team members

Dr David Lord Interventional and diagnostic radiologist. Minimally invasive image guided treatment for vascular malformations as well as neonatal embolisation for vascular tumours. Special interests include treatment of orbital vascular malformations, vascular malformations causing life threatening airway obstruction and peripheral arteriovenous malformations.

Dr Peter Hayward and Dr Phil Thompson Paediatric plastic surgeons. Plastic, microsurgical and reconstructive surgery for haemangiomas and vascular malformations.

Dr Li-Chuen Wong and Dr Peter Hogan Paediatric dermatologists. Evaluation and treatment of haemangioma and vascular birthmarks.

Dr Gayle Fisher and Dr Anne O'Neill Paediatric laser dermatologists. Laser treatment of vascular birthmarks and haemangioma.

Dr Emma McCahon Paediatrician Oncologist. Vincristine program for treatment of refractory haemangioma and other vascular tumours (kaposiform haemangioendothelioma and tufted angioma).

Dr Susan Arbuckle and Dr Nicole Graf Paediatric pathologists. Reference histopathology laboratory for diagnosis of vascular birthmarks.

Dr Megan Sherwood Paediatric cardiologist. Assessment and management of the child with high output cardiac state.

Dr Catherine Birman and Dr Alan Cheng Ear Nose and Throat specialist surgeons with expertise in airway management and subglottic haemangioma.

Associate Professor Albert Lam Paediatric Radiologist: Specialises in the diagnostic imaging of vascular anomalies, especially ultrasound.

Dr Hugh Martin Paediatric surgeon. Expertise in care of vascular malformations patients, including Klippel trenaunay syndrome.

Contact us

Referrals for assessment and treatment can be made through the interventional radiology office on 02 98451244 or through Dr Li-Chuen Wong on 02 9557 8144

Last updated: Monday, 17 September 2012

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