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The Hemangioma Investigator Group (HIG) is a multi-institutional research consortium established in 1999, and consists of a network of investigators in the U.S. and Canada. A fundamental and long-term goal of HIG is to provide quality data on the safety and effectiveness of the novel application of therapeutics in infantile hemangiomas (IH). The HIG has completed several longitudinal multi-site studies addressing the incidence, demographics, complication rate, and outcomes of IH. Since its inception, HIG has expanded to more than a dozen sites and has built a clinical research infrastructure, including data collection and management, formalized leadership and an administrative structure. HIG has collaboratively published over 40 studies, developed an educational website, and members have received a number of grants related to IH research. The HIG holds two meetings per year prior to the Academy of Dermatology Meeting and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology Meeting.

Hemangioma Investigator Group (HIG) members:

  • Denise M. Adams, MD

    Professor - Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Medical Director - Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Center
    Address: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    3333 Burnet Ave MLC 7015
    Cincinnnati, OH 45229
    Phone: 513-636-2569
    Fax: 513-636-3549
  • Eulalia Baselga, MD

    Medical Director, Pediatric Dermatology Unit
    Director, Hemangioma and Vascular anomalies Clinic
    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
    C/ S. Antoni M Claret 167
    08035 Barcelona, Spain
    Phone: 34-93-5537007
    Fax: 34-93-5537008
    Private Clinic: Dermik
    C/ Escoles Pies 103
    08017 Barcelona, Spain
    Phone: 34-93-5464710
    Fax: 34-93-5464729
  • Sarah Chamlin, MD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    225 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Appointments: 1-800-KIDSDOC
    Phone: 312.227.6060
    Fax: 312.227.9402

  • Beth A. Drolet, MD

    Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical Director of Dermatology and Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies
    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
    Phone: 414-266-1569
    Appointments for hemangiomas or vascular anomalies:
    e-mail vac@chw.org, or call Marcia Seefeldt, RN, at (414) 266-3727.
    Appointments for dermatology:
    Call Central Scheduling at (414) 607-5280 or toll-free (877) 607-5280.
  • Ilona J. Frieden, MD

    Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pediatrics
    University of California, San Francisco
    Department of Dermatology, Box 0316, San Francisco, CA 94143-0316
    For Federal Express or other express delivery services, please use the
    street address: 1701 Divisadero Street, #340, San Francisco, CA 94115
    Phone: 415-353-7800
    Fax: 415-353-7850
    Administrative assistant: Chris Walker 415-353-7880
    Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center
  • Maria Garzon, MD

    Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Clinical Pediatrics
    Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Group at MSCHONY/CUMC
    Columbia University/Morgan Stanley
    Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian

    161 Fort Washington Ave. 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone: 212-305-5293
    Fax: 212-342-3124
  • Anita N. Haggstrom, MD

    Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Pediatrics
    Director of Pediatric Dermatology
    Indiana University
    550 N. University Blvd., UH3240
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    Phone: (317) 944-7744
    Fax: (317) 944-7051
  • Kristen E. Holland, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Department of Dermatology
    9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    Appointments for hemangiomas or vascular anomalies:
    e-mail vac@chw.org, or call Marcia Seefeldt, RN, at (414) 266-3727.
    Appointments for dermatology:
    Call Central Scheduling at (414) 607-5280 or toll-free (877) 607-5280.
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  • Kimberly A. Horii, MD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine
    Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
    Section of Dermatology
    2401 Gillham Road
    Kansas City, Missouri 64108
    Phone: 816-234-3924
    Fax: 816-983-6710
  • Christine Lauren, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology & Clinical Pediatrics
    Columbia University/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New
    York-Presbyterian

    161 Fort Washington, 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone: 212-305-5293
    Fax: 212-342-3124
     
  • Anne W. Lucky, MD

    Acting Co-Director of Pediatric Dermatology
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    3333 Burnet Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45229
    Phone: 513 636-4215
    Fax: 513 636 5876
    anne.lucky@cchmc.org
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  • Anthony J. Mancini, MD

    Head, Division of Dermatology
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 107
    Chicago, IL 60611-2605
    Appointments:  1-800-KIDSDOC
    Phone: 312.227.6060
    Fax: 312.227.9402
  • Erin Mathes, MD

    Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics
    University of California, San Francisco
    1701 Divisadero Street
    Box 0316
    San Francisco, CA 94143
    415-353-7800
  • Catherine C. McCuaig, MD

    Associate Professor University of Montreal
    Department of Pediatrics 7-9
    Dermatology Service
    Sainte- Justine Hospital
    3175 Chemin Côte Ste Catherine
    Montréal, Québec
    Canada H3T 1C5
    Phone: 514-345-4931 (5598)
    Appointments 514-345-4982
    Fax: 514-345-2134 Attention Dr. McCuaig
  • Denise W. Metry, MD

    Associate Professor
    Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Chief of Service, Dermatology
    Texas Children’s Hospital
    6701 Fannin St., Suite 620
    Houston, Texas 77030
    Administrative assistant: Ms. Laura Heras 832-822-3718
    Administrative fax: 832-825-3722
    Central scheduling for appointments: 832-822-2778
  • Kimberly D. Morel, MD

    Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology & Clinical Pediatrics
    Columbia University/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
    161 Fort Washington Ave. 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone: 212-305-5293
    Fax: 212-342-3124
  • Brandon D. Newell, MD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics-University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Sect. of Dermatology
    Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
    2401 Gillham Road
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    Phone: 816-234-3924
    Fax: 816-983-6710
  • Amy Jo Nopper, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
    Chief, Section of Dermatology
    Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
    2401 Gillham Road
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    Phone: 816-234-3924
    Fax: 816-983-6710
  • Elena Pope, MD, MSc, FRCPC

    Associate Professor of Paediatrics,
    University of Toronto
    Head, Section of Dermatology
    Division of Paediatric Medicine
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
    Tel: 416 813 6883
    Fax: 416 813 7909
  • Julie Powell, MD

    Director, Pediatric Dermatology
    Associate Clinical Professor
    University of Montreal
    CHU Sainte-Justine
    3175 Côte Ste - Catherine
    Montreal, Canada QC  H3TIC5
    Phone: 514-345-4931 ext 5598
    Fax: 514-345-2134
  • Kate Puttgen, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology & Pediatrics
    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org profile
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Division of Pediatric Dermatology
    200 North Wolfe Street, Unit 2107, Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410.955-2049
    Fax: 410.614-9308
  • Dawn Siegel, MD

    Assistant Professor of Dermatology
    Director of the PHACE syndrome International Clinical Registry and Genetic Repository
    Co-Director of the Neurofibromatosis and RASopathy Center
    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
    9000 W Wisconsin Ave
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
    Appointments for hemangiomas or vascular anomalies:
    e-mail vac@chw.org, or call Marcia Seefeldt, RN, at (414) 266-3727.
    Appointments for dermatology:
    Call Central Scheduling at (414) 607-5280 or toll-free (877) 607-5280