This program was approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee in August 2006. The first trainee began in July 2007.
Prerequisite Training / Selection Criteria
The trainee should preferably be a fully trained surgeon. He or she must have completed a residency in pediatric surgery, general surgery, otolaryngology or plastic surgery.
Goals and Objectives
Individuals will participate in the broad clinical and academic experience now available in the Hemangioma Vascular Malformation Center (HVMC) under the supervision of Richard G. Azizkhan and Denise Adams, codirectors of this interdisciplinary center.
Currently, the HVMC has more than 3,000 active patients and new patient accrual is exceeding 550 per year. Our center is one of five comprehensive vascular anomalies programs in North America. We have a superb interdisciplinary faculty with internationally acclaimed expertise in this field. The faculty members are engaged in clinical and translational research. In addition, we are building a basic science vascular biology research program that is anticipated to have at least four faculty members.
Vascular anomalies are common disorders that affect approximately 15 percent of children although only 1 percent require evaluation and treatment. Throughout the United States, vascular anomalies are frequently misdiagnosed and often inappropriately treated. There is a significant need to train subspecialists with expertise in managing these types of patients. Our program is one of two formal training programs for vascular anomalies in North America.
None at this time.