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Vascular Anomalies Clinic

Comprehensive Care and Management for Vascular Anomalies

Our team of specialists at the Children’s Hospital Vascular Anomalies Clinic (VAC) provide diagnostic and therapeutic care for all types of vascular anomalies. Our multidisciplinary, team-based approach allows patients to be evaluated by multiple specialists in a single visit to enable development of a comprehensive treatment plan. We focus on family centered care and provide counselling, management, monitoring, and interventions according to the specific needs of each patient.

Vascular anomalies are typically classified into two groups, vascular tumors and vascular malformations. They are composed of vessels which may include arteries, capillaries, lymphatic vessels, veins, or a combination of these. As advancements are made in the understanding of the genetic causes of specific vascular anomalies, targeted therapies are on the rise for these rare disorders.

What to expect when you come for a visit

The clinic takes place once monthly at the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. It is held on the afternoon of the 2nd Monday each month.

Prior to your initial visit to the Vascular Anomalies Clinic, it is important that we receive your medical records and results of any previous tests or imaging performed. When our clinic coordinators contact you to schedule an appointment, they will make sure we have all necessary records. They may also request photographs if needed for planning.

On the day of your visit, the entire team meets to review the known details of your case and discuss considerations for management.

Please arrive to the clinic 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. The clinic staff will check you in and help you to a room. Each specialist that will be involved in your direct care will come to your room to do an evaluation. The visit may take several hours.

After all visits have concluded, the group will meet again to review our findings and discuss the treatment plan.

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Meet the team

  • Medical Director - Hematology-Oncology, Dana Leblanc, MD
  • Surgical Director - Plastic Surgery, Mohamad Masoumy, MD
  • Hematology-Oncology, Shivani Simmons, PA-C
  • Dermatology, India Hill, MD
  • Diagnostic Radiology, Kenneth Ward, MD
  • Genetics, Regina Zambrano, MD
  • Orthopedic Surgery, Matt Cable, MD
  • Otolaryngology, Jill D’Souza, MD
  • Plastic Surgery, Olivia DeJean PA-C
  • Vascular Surgery, Claudie Sheahan, MD

Clinic Coordinator, Hope Mercier

Referrals: Providers who would like to refer a patient to the Vascular Anomalies Clinic, please submit all referrals through Epic or via fax at 504.896.9758.

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