First Founder’s Award Presented to Children’s Hospital Boston – Vascular Anomalies Center

Jack Kelly (center) presenting the LGDA Founder’s Award to the Co‐Directors & members of the Interdisciplinary Medical Team, Vascular Anomalies Center, Children’s Hospital Boston

Jack Kelly (center) presenting the LGDA Founder’s Award to the Co‐Directors & members of the Interdisciplinary Medical Team, Vascular Anomalies Center, Children’s Hospital Boston.

Children'sHospitalBoston_CompressedThe LGDA is pleased to announce the presentation of its first Founder’s Award to the Interdisciplinary Medical Team, Vascular Anomalies Center, Children’s Hospital Boston. With nearly 30 medical professionals working in aspects of vascular anomalies evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and
patient care the CHB VAC is reportedly the largest in the world. Co‐Directors of the team are John Mulliken, MD, Steven Fishman, MD, and Ahmad Alomari, MD, top experts in the field. Each member of the team has advanced training and expertise in one or more of 18 specialties.


Each week the VAC Team at Children’s Hospital Boston reviews cases submitted by physicians and patients from across the United States and around the world. These case reviews and consult reports are provided at no cost to the patient. Where necessary, or requested by patients and/or their physicians, members of the team see patients in their specialty clinics at CHB, often continuing consultant relationships with the patient’s local physicians. For many years, the VAC team at CHB has been a tremendously important resource for patients with lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease.
The late founder of the LGDA, Jana Sheets, described the work of the VAC staff at CHB: “They took cases where there was no one else to turn to; they extended care, treatment and consultation when we were orphaned; they brought us hope where there was despair. Above all, they have  been so generous with their time and human kindness.”

These are but a few reasons the LGDA is proud to present its first Founder’s Award to this outstanding team of professionals.