Vascular Anomalies Center | Meet Our Team

The Vascular Anomalies Center's interdisciplinary clinical team brings together physicians and nurses from more than 17 medical and surgical specialties, all of whom have a clinical focus on vascular anomalies, to care for children and adults with a range of common and rare vascular tumors and malformations.

 

In remembrance of Judah Folkman, MD, Scientific Director of the Vascular Anomalies Center

Center Co-Directors

Ahmad Alomari, MD, MSc, FSIR

Ahmad Alomari, MD, MSc, FSIR

P.E. Burrows Chair in Interventional Radiology & Vascular Anomalies; Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Steven J.  Fishman

Steven J. Fishman, MD

Surgeon-in-Chief ; Chief, Department of Surgery; Stuart and Jane Weitzman Family Chair in Surgery; Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Marilyn Liang, MD

Marilyn G. Liang, MD

Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center; Attending Physician, Dermatology Program Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
John Mulliken

John B. Mulliken, MD

Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center; Director, Craniofacial Center Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Anesthesiology

Mary Landrigan-Ossar

Mary Landrigan-Ossar, MD, PhD, FAAP

Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Cardiology

Mary Mullen, MD, PhD

Mary Mullen, MD, PhD

Attending, Department of Cardiology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dermatology

Marilyn Liang, MD

Marilyn G. Liang, MD

Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center; Attending Physician, Dermatology Program Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Endocrinology

Jessica Smith, MD

Jessica Smith, MD

Associate Medical Director, Thyroid Center; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Ari J. Wassner, MD

Ari J. Wassner, MD

Medical Director, Thyroid Center; Director, Fellowship Program, Division of Endocrinology; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Gastroenterology/Nutrition

Victor L. Fox, MD

Victor L. Fox, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Director, Pediatric Polyposis Program; Medical Director, Gastroenterology Procedure Unit; Co-Director, Pancreatic Disorders Program Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

General Surgery

Belinda Hsi Dickie

Belinda Dickie, MD, PhD

Director, Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center; Assistant in Surgery, Department of Surgery Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Steven J.  Fishman

Steven J. Fishman, MD

Surgeon-in-Chief ; Chief, Department of Surgery; Stuart and Jane Weitzman Family Chair in Surgery; Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Heung Bae Kim, MD

Heung Bae Kim, MD

Weitzman Family Chair in Surgical Innovation; Vice-Chair of Surgery for Clinical Operations; Director, Pediatric Transplant Center; Co-Director, Midaortic & Renovascular Hypertension Center Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Genetics

Hematology/Oncology

Whitney Eng, MD

Whitney Eng, MD

Physician, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez

Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Hematology Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Interventional Radiology

Ahmad Alomari, MD, MSc, FSIR

Ahmad Alomari, MD, MSc, FSIR

P.E. Burrows Chair in Interventional Radiology & Vascular Anomalies; Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Gulraiz Chaudry

Gulraiz Chaudry, MB, ChB, MRCP, FRCR, FSIR

Director, Pediatric Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship; Pediatric and Interventional Radiologist Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Rush Chewning, MD

Rush Chewning, MD

Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Horacio Padua

Horacio M. Padua, MD

Acting Interventional Radiology Division Chief, Department of Radiology; Staff Pediatric Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Raja Shaikh, MBBS, MD

Raja Shaikh, MBBS, MD

Attending Physician, Vascular Anomalies Center Instructor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Neurology

Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD

Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD

Director, Translational Neuroscience Center; Director, Translational Research Program; Rosamund Stone Zander Chair Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Siddharth Srivastava, MD

Siddharth Srivastava, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Neurointerventional Radiology

Darren B. Orbach, MD, PhD

Darren B. Orbach, MD, PhD

Chief, Neurointerventional Radiology; Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center; Sage Schermerhorn Chair in Image-Guided Therapy Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Neurosurgery

Edward Robert Smith, MD

Edward Robert Smith, MD

Director, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center; Co-Director, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery Program; Associate, Department of Neurosurgery; R. Michael Scott Chair in Neurosurgery Professor, Harvard Medical School

Orthopedic Surgery

Samantha Spencer

Samantha Spencer, MD

Director, Lower Extremity and Deformity Program; Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Otolaryngology

Sara Gallant, MD

Sara Gallant, MD

Associate, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement Instructor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD

Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD

Associate Otolaryngologist-in-Chief; Director, Center for Airway Disorders; Co-Director, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery Program Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Pathology

Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, MD

Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, MD

Associate Director of the Fellowship Program for Pathology, Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC) Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Harry P. W. Kozakewich, MD

Harry P.W. Kozakewich, MD

Staff Pathologist, Department of Pathology Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Plastic Surgery

Salim Afshar, DMD, MD

Salim Afshar, DMD, MD

Attending Surgeon, Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Ingrid Ganske, MD

Ingrid Ganske, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
 Arin K. Greene, MD, MMSc

Arin K. Greene, MD, MMSc

Vascular Anomalies and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Chair; Director Lymphedema Program; Laboratory Director Professor, Harvard Medical School
John Mulliken

John B. Mulliken, MD

Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center; Director, Craniofacial Center Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Amir Taghinia, MD

Amir H. Taghinia, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Joseph Upton MD

Joseph Upton, MD

Senior Associate in Surgery, Vascular Anomalies Center Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Pulmonology

Debra Boyer MD

Debra Boyer, MD, MHPE

Associate Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine; Director, Fellowship Training Program Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Radiology

Harriet Paltiel, MD

Harriet Paltiel, MD

Ultrasound Physician Liaison, Department of Radiology; Staff Radiologist, Department of Radiology Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Nursing

 Bridget DeYoung, RN, MSN, CPNP

Bridget DeYoung, RN, MSN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Vascular Anomalies Center
Vicki Hamil

Vicki Hamel, RN

Staff Nurse, Division of Immunology
 Meghan O

Meghan O'Hare, RN, MSN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Vascular Anomalies Center
Erin Spera, RN, MSN, CPNP

Erin Spera, RN, MSN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Vascular Anomalies Center

Social Work

Jackie Wehrli, MSW, LICSW

Jackie Wehrli, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Vascular Anomalies Center