|Types of Scleroderma Handled: All
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid
This center, which is a facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is led by Dr. Peter A. Merkel, whose clinical speciality is rheumatology. They treat all types of scleroderma and provide comprehensive care, diagnosis, treatment and management for patients with a variety of rheumatic diseases using a multidisciplinary approach.
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)
South Pavilion, 1st floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Physicians at Penn Rheumatology provide expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for scleroderma. Penn Rheumatology
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.
Peter A. Merkel M.D. M.P.H.
Chris Derk M.D.
Nora Sandorfi MD
This center treats all forms of scleroderma, such as localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. (Also see Types of Scleroderma)
This center diagnoses and treats all ages
Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurances are taken.
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.
07/06/2018: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. No changes. SLE.
01/03/2018: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. One expert added, Nora Sandorfi, MD. JEF.
06/21/2017: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. No changes. SLE.
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania This center diagnoses and treats all types of scleroderma including localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. ISN. Posted 05/16/2016.
04/17/2016: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator.
04/17/2016: Page published. JEF
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