|Types of Scleroderma Handled: All
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid
This center is led by Dr. Robert Lafyatis whose work includes molecular studies into the cause of fibrosis, inflammation and autoimmunity. They treat adults with all types of scleroderma and provide multidisciplinary care for patients with scleroderma. They also provide education and support for scleroderma patients and their families.
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)
Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Ave Suite 2B
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
University of Pittsburgh Scleroderma Center Our mission includes providing access to new therapies for scleroderma via clinical trials and providing multidisciplinary care for patients with scleroderma and their families. University of Pittsburgh Scleroderma Center.
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.
Robert Lafyatis M.D. Director
Robyn T. Domsic M.D.
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 only diagnose and treat adults.
Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances are taken. 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.
01/07/2018: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. One expert removed, Thomas A. Medsger Jr, MD. JEF
09/11/2016: New Patient phone number updated, per Drake Watters. SLE.
University of Pittsburgh Scleroderma Center This center is led by Dr. Robert Lafyatis, they treat adults with all types of scleroderma and provide multidisciplinary care for patients with scleroderma. ISN. Posted 05/07/2016.
04/15/2016: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator.
04/15/2016: Page published. JEF
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