Sjögren’s Pulmonary Clinics

Sjögren’s is the second most prevalent autoimmune rheumatic disease and affects about 4 million Americans. In addition to affecting the moisture producing glands resulting in primary symptoms of dry eye, dry mouth, fatigue and joint pain, Sjögren’s can affect any body organ or system. Interstitial lung disease is the most common pulmonary manifestation in Sjögren’s, but pulmonary hypertension, amyloidosis, cystic lung disease and MALT lymphoma can also occur in the lungs.

Few studies have been done in pulmonary manifestations of Sjögren’s, and few pulmonary experts who are also knowledgeable about Sjögren’s have been available to Sjögren’s patients. The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation applauds the vision to create Sjögren’s Pulmonary Clinics within the LAM clinical settings to change this. Our hope is that these clinics will provide our patients with expert specialized care and lead to an expanded interest in pulmonary manifestations in Sjögren’s and future studies that will increase our knowledge and improve future care in this field.

The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation is pleased to partner with the LAM clinics in this important endeavor.

26 Pulmonary Clinics included in the LAM Network that will be expanded to become Sjögren’s Pulmonary Clinics:

Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Joseph Barney, MD FACP, FCCP
205-996-5486

Arizona
Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
Richard Helmers, MD
Laszlo Vaszar, MD
480-301-8000

California
UCLA Clinic- Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Joseph P. Lynch III, MD
310-794-9938

University of California
La Jolla, CA
Gordon Yung, MD
800-926-8273

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Joyce Lee, MD
415-353-2577

Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA
Glenn Rosen, MD
650-725-7338

Colorado
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO
Kevin Brown, MD
Greg Downey, MD
303-398-1436

Florida
Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Charles Burger, MD
Augustine Lee, MD
909-953-2000

University of Miami
Miami, FL
Marilyn Glassberg, MD
305-243-6387

Georgia
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Gerald Staton, MD
Sirhari Veeraraghavan, MD, FCC
404-778-5736


Illinois
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
Dan Diling, MD
Emily Gilbert, MD
708-216-4946

Massachusetts
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Elizabeth Henske, MD
Souheil El-Chemaly, MD
617-355-9049

Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Kevin Flaherty, MD, MS
MeiLan Han, MD, MS
888-287-1084

Minnesota
Mayo Clinic- Rochester
Rochester, MN
Eric Olson, MD
Jay Ryu, MD
Misbah Baqir, MBBS
507-284-2447

Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish
St. Louis, MO
Mario Castro, MD, MPH
Adrian Shifren, MD
314-454-8917

New York
Presbyterian/Columbia
New York, NY
Jeanine D'Armiento, MD, PhD
212-305-7114

University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
Patricia Sime, MD, FRCP
585-273-5460

Ohio
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Frank McCormack, MD
513-475-8523

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Joseph Parambil, MD
216-444-6503

Oregon
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
Alan Barker, MD
503-494-1620

Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Robert Kotloff, MD
Maryl Kreider, MD
215-662-3202

South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Charlie Strange, MD
843-792-6569

Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville TN
Lisa Young, MD
615-322-2386

Texas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
John Fitzgerald, MD
Carlos Girod, MD
214-645-2100

UT Health Pulmonary Clinic
Houston, TX
Brandy McKelvy, MD
Rima Gidwani, MD
832-325-7222

Washington
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA
George Pappas, MD
206-320-6500

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Contacts:
Katherine Hammitt, Vice President of Research, SSF

Michele Champigny, Director of Professional Awareness, SSF
mchampigny@sjogrens.org