|Types of Scleroderma Handled: Systemic
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
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)
Stanford Autoimmune Skin Disease Clinic
Pavilion B, 4th Floor
450 Broadway St
Redwood City, CA 94063-3132
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.
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.
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. In 2015, Dr. Chung was listed as Secretary/Clerk of the SCTC.
01/15/2018: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Appointment details updated. JEF
06/21/2017: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Page information updated. Lorinda Chung MD removed. JEF
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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