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Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)

Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is a serious and rare autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation of the skin and connective tissue, as well as serious damage to internal organs such as the heart, lungs, esophagus and kidneys. We bring together a team of experts in the treatment and research of systemic sclerosis to accurately diagnose your condition, provide second opinions and develop a personalized care plan for you. 

Care Team

April L. Barnado

April L. BarnadoMD, MSCI

    Autoimmune Disease, Lupus, Myositis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology
Joshua A. Beckman
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4.8

Joshua A. BeckmanMD, MS

    Abdominal Aortic (AAA), Aortic Center, Cardiovascular Medicine, Carotid Disease, General Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Varicose Veins
Joao A. De Andrade

Joao A. De AndradeMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Rosemarie A. Dudenhofer
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Rosemarie A. DudenhoferMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Tracy M. Frech

Tracy M. FrechMD, MS

    Raynaud’s, Rheumatology, Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
Anna R. Hemnes

Anna R. HemnesMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Erica A. Ludtke

Erica A. LudtkeNP

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Why Choose Systemic Sclerosis Care at Vanderbilt

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on health care quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    Our team coordinates the care of Vanderbilt experts in pulmonology, rheumatology, vascular medicine, and cardiology, to ensure you receive comprehensive care. Together, we develop a personalized care plan to meet your unique needs.

  • medical record, Second opinions, cross, pen
    Second opinions

    A second opinion can help you make the best decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to provide you with an informed opinion.

  • lightning bolt, Innovation, advanced
    Innovation

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

Tests, Treatments and Services

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

Locations

Vanderbilt Lung Institute One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 20300
Nashville, TN 37204
1301 Medical Center Drive, B817
Nashville, TN 37232