The Rare Tumors and Vascular Anomalies Program at Floating Hospital for Children in downtown Boston is made up of exceptional physicians who specialize in caring for children with vascular birthmarks. Our multidisciplinary team includes:
Giannoula Lakka Klement, MD
Specialties: diagnosis and management vascular anomalies; diagnosis and anticipatory care for genetic syndromes associated with vascular lesions or cancer predisposition; molecularly based therapeutics for the treatment of malignant tumors, leukemia and vascular anomalies; neuro-oncology; pediatric hematology/ oncology; platelet function and angiogenesis.
Walter Chwals, MD
Specialties: Surgical oncology for pediatric tumors.
Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Specialties: plastic surgery and surgical excision and reconstruction after resection of vascular tumors as well as pharmacologic and light based (LASER) treatments for vascular malformations.
Neil Halin, DO, FSCVIR
Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Specialties: Non-surgical management of birthmarks, Lymphatic malformations, and cutaneous and deep tissue venous, and arterio-venous malformations in close conjunction with the medical and surgical specialists.
Neel Madan, MD
Specialties: Neuroradiology with special focus in pediatric neuroradiology; focus on image interpretation and methodologies for evaluating vascular anomalies, especially in the head, neck, and spine.
Andrew Scott, MD
Specialties: Surgical and non-surgical management of vascular birthmarks, surgery for hemangioma, lymphatic malformation, and certain venous malformations. Surgery on the head and neck, including facial plastic surgery. Corrective surgery for residual lesions following medical therapy.
Mitchell Strominger, MD
Specialties: Optical, medical and surgical management of the ocular manifestations of rare tumors and vascular anomalies.
Tomo Tarui, MD
Specialties: Fetal and neonatal neurology. Prenatal and postnatal diagnosis and neurological care of neurovascular anomalies, brain malformations, and neurogenetic syndrome.
Mark Vecchiotti, MD
Specialties: Surgical management of Pediatric congenital and acquired head and neck masses, including lymphatic malformation, venous malformation, and hemangioma, Pediatric voice and airway disorders, Pediatric hearing loss and cochlear implants, Pediatric speech and swallowing problems, Pediatric Sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea, Pediatric facial trauma.