Vascular Malformation Clinic at the Gonda Vascular Center

By Mayo Clinic Staff
David Driscoll, M.D.

"The optimum management of vascular malformation depends upon a precise and correct diagnosis of the type of vascular malformation. Even among patients with the same type of vascular malformation, the manifestations of the malformation and the problems caused by the malformation can be so different that each patient must be evaluated and treated individually."

David Driscoll, M.D.

The Vascular Malformation Clinic of the Gonda Vascular Center at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota provides a multidisciplinary approach to patients with vascular malformations. The physicians and surgeons in the Vascular Malformation Clinic represent all areas of expertise necessary to provide the best care for patients with vascular malformations. These specialists have a vast experience in dealing with the evaluation, management and care of patients with vascular malformations. They have extensive expertise in both the medical and surgical management of these complex conditions.

The Vascular Malformation Clinic is housed within the Gonda Vascular Center of Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Services offered by the Vascular Malformation Clinic

Vascular malformations

Simple vascular malformations:

  • Telangiectasia
  • Capillary port-wine stain
  • Venous malformations
  • Lymphatic malformations
  • Arteriovenous malformations (with high flow arteriovenous connections)
  • Aortic and arterial malformations
  • Congenital arterial and venous aneurysms

Complex vascular malformations:

  • Parks-Weber syndrome
  • Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
  • Servelle-Martorell syndrome
  • Kasabach-Merritt syndrome
  • Maffucci syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Middle aortic syndrome
  • Proteus syndrome
  • Cutis marmorata telangiectasia congenita
  • Crypt 1 mutation

Vascular Tumors of Infancy:

  • Hemangiomas of infancy
  • Tufted angioma
  • Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma
  • Infantile hemangioendothelioma

Other Vascular Malformations:

  • Spindle cell hemangioendothelioma

Most central nervous system vascular malformations are not managed in the Vascular Malformation Clinic but are evaluated by the Department of Neurosurgery. Pulmonary malformations like hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and Osler-Rendu-Weber disease are managed by Pulmonary Medicine. Congenital lymphedemas are managed at the Lymphedema Clinic in Cardiology and Vascular Medicine.


The Vascular Malformation Clinic participates in a variety of innovative research activities. Current research initiatives include:

  • Treatment of vascular complications of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
  • Management of primary chylous disorders
  • Treatment of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Management of middle aortic syndrome


Please call Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central time:


Patients with vascular malformations who come to the Vascular Malformation Clinic of the Gonda Vascular Center at Mayo Clinic are typically seen by multiple specialists in vascular malformations. The specific specialists involved and the exact studies that will be done depend upon the specific vascular malformation and the problems that the patient is experiencing. Patients usually are seen primarily by a vascular medicine specialist who then coordinates patient care and referrals to other members of the Vascular Malformation Clinic.

Physician Staff

Vascular Surgery:
Peter Gloviczki, M.D. – Director – Gonda Vascular Center
Thomas C. Bower , M.D.
Manju Kalra, M.B.B.S.
Audra A. Duncan, M.D.

Vascular Medicine:
David J. Driscoll, M.D.
Jonathan N. Johnson, M.D.
Thom W. Rooke, M.D.
Megha M. Tollefson, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery:
Amy L. McIntosh, M.D.
William J. Shaughnessy, M.D.
Anthony A. Stans, M.D.

General Surgery:
Christopher Moir, M.D.

Plastic Surgery:
Uldis Bite, M.D.

Haraldur Bjarnason, M.D.
Michael A. McKusick, M.D.

Dawn Marie R. Davis, M.D.
Jennifer Lynn Hand, M.D.
Megha M. Tollefson, M.D.


See a list of publications from Mayo doctors on vascular malformation on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.