Vascular Anomalies

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Meet the Vascular Anomalies Team

Published On 09/16/2015

Our Vascular Anomalies Center is home to the region’s only clinic providing coordinated care for vascular anomalies. Because vascular anomalies are unique to each child, we create customized multidisciplinary teams based on each child’s needs. 

Leadership

Dr. Elijovich is the co-director of the Vascular Anomalies Center, director of Pediatric Neuroendovascular Surgery and an associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and specializes in neurointerventional radiology and neuroendovascular surgery.

Dr. Williams is the co-director of the Vascular Anomalies Center, director of Pediatric Burn Services and assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery with special qualifications in pediatric surgery. Her clinical interests include neonatal surgery, general and thoracic pediatric surgery, trauma surgery and burn care.

Dr. Wright is the chief of pediatric dermatology. She is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. She is board certified in pediatric dermatology, dermatology, and pediatrics. Her professional memberships include the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has special interests and expertise in the diagnosis and management of hemangiomas and other vascular lesions. She also has extensive experience in the treatment of capillary malformations (“port wine stains”) with laser therapy.

Specialists

Dr. Agrawal is a radiologist and assistant professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology with a certificate in diagnostic radiology. He specializes in interventional radiology and vascular malformations.

Dr. Alavarez is a plastic surgeon and assistant professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She has a special interest in pediatric reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Choudhri is a radiologist and assistant professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Department of Radiology, where he is also an assistant chair of research affairs. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology, with a subspecialty in neuroradiology and a certificate in diagnostic radiology. His specialties include neuroradiology, spine imaging, functional neuroradiology, head and neck imaging and non-invasive neurovascular imaging.

Brian Fowler

Dr. Fowler is an ophthalmologist specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is the associate program director of ophthalmology at UT-Hamilton Eye Institute. His special interests include oculoplastics, orbital surgery and eyelid, ocular surface and orbital cancer.

Dr. Gbulie is a plastic surgeon and assistant professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His special interests include cleft lip and palate surgery, cranial vault reconstruction, facial trauma management and flap reconstruction of complex wounds.

Dr. Jones is a cardiologist and an assistant professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, with a cardiology subspecialty, and by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Cardiology. His patient care emphasis includes electrophysiology and adults with congenital heart disease.

Dr. Thompson is an ENT physician and the chair of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology.

Clinic Coordinator

Natasha Winders, RN

Natasha Winders is a registered nurse and the clinic coordinator for the Vascular Anomalies Center.