Vascular Anomalies Center

<p>Vascular Anomalies Center</p>

The Vascular Anomalies Center at Texas Children’s Hospital comprises a multidisciplinary group of experts from various medical and surgical specialties who work together to evaluate, diagnose and treat children with vascular anomalies (tumors and malformations).

Vascular anomalies result from the abnormal development and growth of vascular tissues, including arteries, veins, capillaries and lymphatic vessels. Some of these conditions are apparent at birth while others may not be noted until months or years later.

The Vascular Anomalies Center at Texas Children’s Hospital provides:

  • A team of specialists focused on helping your child
  • Access to standard of care and investigational drugs and studies
  • Superior diagnostic technology and methods
  • Full spectrum of state-of-the-art medical, endovascular and surgical treatment options
  • An individualized treatment plan for your child

As leaders in the field, we are proud to be a designated Center of Excellence for the following related disorders:

Lymphatic disorders (i.e., lymphedema, lipedema, congenital lymphatic disorders, lymphatic malformations)
Comprehensive Pediatric Center of Excellence Designation


Center Director: Dr. Kristy Rialon

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
North American HHT Center of Excellence

Center Director: Dr. Amir Pezeshkmehr

Associate Director: Dr. Ionela Iacobas

Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)
Sturge-Weber Foundation Clinical Care Network

Center Director: Dr. Raegan Hunt

Cerebral Cavernous Malformations
Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Clinical Centers

Center Director: Dr. Samuel T. McClugage


Designation as a Center of Excellence sets us apart in the following ways:

Our multidisciplinary approach to treating patients. We have access to more than 40 specialties and subspecialties, which work together with patients to create a comprehensive care plan. This expertise enables us to treat the most complex cases. Subspecialties include dermatology, hematology/oncology, interventional radiology, otolaryngology, genetics, pediatric and plastic surgery, neurosurgery and others.

Rigorous quality, safety and patient experience standards. We offer the full range of diagnostic and management interventions that are the gold standard for a wide variety of conditions—while always putting our patients first.

World-class research and education. These programs ensure that our patients benefit from the most innovative and cutting-edge therapies, while fostering future experts in the field and moving us closer to life-changing cures.