|Types of Scleroderma: All
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
This is a world scleroderma center of excellence, led by Dr. Maureen Mayes, who is one of the world's top experts in scleroderma. They diagnose and treat adults (not juveniles) with any form of scleroderma, either localized 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)
University of Texas-Houston Medical School
Div. of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics
6014 Fannin St Suite, 450
Houston, TX 77030-1501
Although there are many other doctors in this division, these are the only ones listed specifically as scleroderma experts by the center as of our last update.
Maureen Mayes, MD, MPH
Shervin Assassi, MD
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.
Dr. Maureen Mayes is one of the world's top experts in scleroderma. She is a world leader in scleroderma research, and has been an active leader in patient organizations for many decades. Dr. Shervin Assassi has a Master's degree in Clinical Research and has received a NIH-funded K12 award to support his research in systemic sclerosis.
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.
06/21/2017: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Page information updated. New clinic address added. JEF.
04/01/2016: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator, and updated by Jo Frowde, ISN Assistant Webmaster. Overview added. JEF
Scleroderma Center at University of Texas - Houston. This is a world scleroderma center of excellence, led by Dr. Maureen Mayes, for adults with any type of scleroderma (either localized or systemic). ISN. 11/10/2011.
11/10/11: Page published.
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