Stanford Autoimmune Skin Disease Clinic

Redwood City, California

✔ Treats Adults Only       ✔ Accepts Medicare and Medicaid
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Scleroderma Experts
Types of Scleroderma Handled: Systemic
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
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The team is headed by Dr. David Fiorentino, a dermatologist, and Dr. Lorinda Chung, a rheumatologist. The Autoimmune Skin Diseases Clinic at Stanford provides multidisciplinary expertise in the care of patients with dermatomyositis, scleroderma, lupus and other autoimmune diseases affecting the skin and/or internal organs. They diagnose and treat adults with systemic scleroderma (limited or diffuse) but not localized (morphea, linear, en coup).

Scleroderma often takes many years to diagnose because of insidious onset, vague initial symptoms, and low physician and public awareness. It is typically diagnosed and treated by rheumatologists, but because it is a rare and very complex disease, there are only a few dozen scleroderma specialists in the United States. Expert care can be crucial for proper screening, diagnosis, patient education, clinical trials, and treatment. (Also see: What is Scleroderma?, Diagnosis of Scleroderma and Scleroderma Expert Directory)

Contact Information

This scleroderma center is in northern California, about 25 miles south of San Francisco.

Stanford Autoimmune Skin Disease Clinic
Pavilion B, 4th Floor
450 Broadway St
Redwood City, CA 94063-3132

Appointment Phone Number

1-650-723-6316 Abigail Agustin

Web Page

Stanford Dermatology Clinic. The team is headed by Dr. David Fiorentino, a dermatologist, and Dr. Lorinda Chung, a rheumatologist. Together, they offer interdisciplinary care of the skin and of the internal organs that may be affected by these diseases.

Scleroderma Experts

Although there may be other doctors in this clinic or division, these are the only ones listed specifically as scleroderma experts by the center as of our last update.

Physician, Degree

Lorinda Chung, MD, MS
David Florentino, MD

Types of Scleroderma Treated: All

This center reports that they diagnose and treat only systemic scleroderma (limited or diffuse) and not localized (morphea, linear, en coup). (Also see Difficult Diagnosis and Types of Scleroderma)

Ages Treated: Adults Only

These doctors diagnose and treat only adults, not children.

Insurance: Medicare and/or Medicaid? Both.

This center accepts Medicare and Medicaid, as well as many other types of insurance. Please verify insurance coverage.


This center is a member of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium (SCTC), which means that they participate in SCTC peer-reviewed international clinical trials for scleroderma. In 2015, Dr. Chung was listed as Secretary/Clerk of the SCTC.

Last Review, Update or News Posting

05/07/2016: Overview added. JEF

12/28/2015: Page information verified with Stanford. Appointment number, and types of scleroderma treated, were updated.

11/01/2011: Page published.

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