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Rutgers RW Johnson Medical Group Scleroderma Program

(formerly UMDNJ)
New Brunswick, New Jersey

✔ All types of scleroderma, Adults Only       ✔ Accepts Medicare and Medicaid
Overview
Contact Information
Appointment Phone
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Scleroderma Experts
Types of Scleroderma: All
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
Affiliations
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Overview

This scleroderma center is about 45 minutes east of New York City. This center was formerly known as UMDNJ.

This scleroderma center is led by Dr. Vivien Hsu, who has over 25 years of experience in this field. Her interests are scleroderma and related connective tissue diseases, myositis eosinophilic fasciitis, morphea, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. This is a good center for adults who have any type of scleroderma, either localized (such as linear or morphea) or systemic.

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

Scleroderma Program
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group
Clinical Academic Building
125 Patterson Street, Suite 5100
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1962

Appointment Phone Number

1-732-235-7217

Web Page

Dr. Vivien Hsu. Her interests are scleroderma and related connective tissue diseases, myositis eosinophilic fasciitis, morphea, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group.

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Scleroderma Program. This encompasses a comprehensive consultation for systemic sclerosis and related disorders. Referrals from rheumatologists are preferred. Initial consultation scheduling is triaged according to the gravity of illness and protocol eligibility. Robert Wood Johnson.

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

Vivien Hsu, MD

Types of Scleroderma Treated: All

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)

Ages Treated? Adults Only

This scleroderma center reports that they are currently set up to treat adult scleroderma patients only.

Insurance: Medicare and/or Medicaid? Both.

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

Affiliations

This scleroderma center is led by Dr. Vivien Hsu, who has over 25 years of experience in this field. This is a good center for adults who have any type of scleroderma, either localized (such as linear or morphea) or systemic.

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.

Last Review, Update or News Posting

04/04/2016: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator, and updated by Jo Frowde, ISN Assistant Webmaster. Overview added. JEF

12/11/14: UMDNJ revised to Rutgers; address and phone updated. SLE.

01/11/12: Page published. SLE.

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