—Appointment Phone & Email
|Types of Scleroderma Handled: All
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
This clinic is led by Dr. Francesco Boin and focuses on patients with systemic sclerosis or scleroderma, mixed-connective tissue disease, Sjögren's syndrome and inflammatory myositis. This center reports that they diagnose and treat adults with all types of scleroderma, including localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis.
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)
University of California, San Francisco
400 Parnassus Ave, Floor 1B
San Francisco, CA 94143-2202
Appointment Email: [email protected]
Appointment Phone: 1-415-353-2497
The UCSF Scleroderma Clinic focuses on patients with systemic sclerosis or scleroderma, mixed-connective tissue disease, Sjögren's syndrome and inflammatory myositis. Patients benefit from the diverse expertise of the Scleroderma Clinic doctors, including a dermatologist and plastic surgeon specializing in autoimmune disease.
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.
Francesco Boin, MD (Rheumatology)
Kari Connolly, MD (Dermatology and Rheumatology)
Andrew Gross, MD (Rheumatology))
Dr. Anna Haemel (Dermatology)
This center reports that they diagnose and treat all types of scleroderma, including localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. (Also see Difficult Diagnosis and Types of Scleroderma)
These doctors diagnose and treat only adults, not children.
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.
05/07/2016: Overview added. JEF
12/28/2015: Page content verified and physician's names updated.
07/09/2012: Page published.
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