Vascular Anomalies Center of Excellence

Our multidisciplinary team has extensive experience in the diagnoses and treatment of all types of vascular anomalies.

Internationally Recognized Vascular Anomalies Center

With a 30-year history, the Vascular Anomalies Center at Arkansas Children's is an internationally recognized leader in treating and researching adult and pediatric congenital vascular anomalies. The multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive, cutting-edge surgical and medical treatment for a wide range of vascular tumors and vascular malformations. We provide care to more than 900 patients each year, from simple tumors and malformations to more complex vascular anomalies. The center is known worldwide for its research, minimally invasive outpatient treatment methods and excellent outcomes. That's why parents from all over the United States and other parts of the world entrust their children with our team of specialists.

Collaborative Expertise

  • A comprehensive, multidisciplinary vascular anomalies team
  • National and international referral base
  • Strong commitment to treating the whole patient, beginning with the correct diagnosis and education, then moving to treatment options, including medical, surgical and laser therapy.
  • Our experts have published books and articles on PubMed, which have been shared with various institutions nationally and internationally.
  • Our team members attend and present at the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies to stay updated on advancements in the field.

By the Numbers

* "By the Numbers" data for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, in line with the last U.S. News and World Report Survey 

  • Vast multidisciplinary team — 15 disciplines 
    • Craniofacial orthodontistry
    • Dermatology  
    • Genetics  
    • Gynecology 
    • Hematology/oncology 
    • Interventional radiology 
    • Nursing  
    • Orthopedic surgery 
    • Otolaryngology 
    • Pathology  
    • Pediatrics  
    • Pediatric surgery  
    • Plastic surgery 
    • Psychology  
    • Radiology  
  • Number of complex patients treated: 636
  • Outpatient visits: 1,502
  • Outpatient surgeries: 670
  • Out-of-state-visits from 16 states
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Awards and Achievements

  • Celebrating 30 years of state-of-the-art care
  • Known worldwide as one of the top programs for minimally invasive outpatient treatment methods
  • NIH-funded Vascular Biology program and leaders in providing clinical trials
  • Board members and leaders in the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA)
  • Annual presenters at the international ISSVA conference to stay current on best practices
  • Gresham Richter, M.D., is the editor-in-chief of ISSVA's official journal: "The Journal of Vascular Anomalies"

Meet the Team

With over 30 years of experience treating vascular birthmarks, the Arkansas Children's Vascular Anomalies Center of Excellence leads patient care and research. The high-volume clinic addresses simple and complex vascular anomalies through 15 disciplines. The center employs several treatment approaches, including laser therapy, sclerotherapy, advanced surgical methods and medical therapy to provide personalized care.

Medical Director

Service chief, Otolaryngology & Surgical director, Vascular Anomalies

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Patient Stories


Become a Patient

As one of the Arkansas Children's nurse care coordinators, I would like to welcome you to our Vascular Anomalies Center. My role is to help facilitate and coordinate the care you will receive among our specialties within our multidisciplinary vascular anomalies team. We can be contacted by phone, email or fax should you have any questions

Amber Smith, RN/CPN
Phone: 501-364-1877 or Fax: 501-364-4790

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