Sarcoidosis Clinic

The Sarcoidosis Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers complete care for pulmonary sarcoidosis. Our team helps coordinate care to improve your lung function, as well as manage your other symptoms.

Conditions We Treat

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Meet Your Care Team

Robert J. Lentz

Robert J. LentzMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Why Choose Sarcoidosis Clinic at Vanderbilt

  • Access to clinical trials

    As one of only a few clinics conducting sarcoidosis research in the U.S., we offer clinical trials investigating new approaches to care. That means you have access to the latest, most advanced treatment options before they are widely available.

  • Minimally invasive procedures

    Most patients with sarcoidosis require a lung biopsy or other lung tests. We work closely with our interventional pulmonologists to provide minimally invasive procedures, such as navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound. These tests often are done as outpatient procedures and involve less discomfort than traditional tests.

  • Specialty pharmacy

    Our specialty pharmacists help to ensure that you always have the medications you need. They can advise you on medication interactions and alternatives.

  • Center of excellence

    We are the only clinic in Tennessee to be certified as a Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence by the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research.

  • Coordinated care

    In addition to treating lung problems caused by sarcoidosis, our team can quickly connect you with experts to treat your other symptoms. We can coordinate your care with cardiologists, neurologists, rheumatologists and other specialists. 

  • Recognized expertise

    Vanderbilt Pulmonology is among the top 20 programs in the country and the top-ranked pulmonology program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including: