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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

The Vascular Anomalies Center at Arkansas Children's is recognized as a leading center committed to providing expert care for infants, children and adults with vascular anomalies. That's why parents from all over the United States and other parts of the world entrust their children with our team of specialists. We provide great outcomes, outpatient focus (reduced length of stay), telemedicine, international reputation, leaders in the field, and clinical trials.

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. The center is known worldwide for its research, minimally invasive outpatient treatment methods and excellent outcomes.

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.

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

The Vascular Anomalies Center at Arkansas Children's is staffed by a closely integrated multidisciplinary team of physician specialists and related support staff representing the disciplines of Hematology/Oncology, Craniofacial Orthodontics, Pediatric Surgery, Research, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Pathology, Radiology, Dermatology, Pediatrics, and Orthopedic Surgery. Clinical team members work together to provide the needed care appropriate for each patient.

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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