Francine Blei, M.D., MBA

AVM Center Medical Director/ Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Program of Lenox Hill Hospital

Francine Blei, MD, MBA is the Medical Director of the Vascular Anomalies Program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She is Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology Oncology. Her clinical practice is dedicated to vascular anomalies, spanning the gamut in patient age (prenatal to adult) and severity (hemangiomas, vascular malformations, lymphedema, and many syndromes associated with vascular anomalies).

Her areas of interest and expertise include Hemangiomas – infantile, RICH, NICH, Syndromic Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations, Genetic Aspects of Vascular Anomalies, Medical Treatment of Vascular Anomalies, Lymphatic Malformations, Prenatally diagnosed vascular lesions, Primary Lymphedema, and Hereditary and non-Hereditary Vascular and Lymphatic Syndromes.

Dr. Blei has co-authored many original articles, reviews, textbook chapters, and multicenter studies, and is the Associate Editor of the journal, and Section Editor for Vascular Anomalies of Lymphatic Research and Biology and co-author of “100 Questions and Answers About Vascular Anomalies,” a practical guide for patients, families and physicians.