Specialists and Care Centers
Scleroderma (Dermatological) Specialists and Care Centers
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and keeping it healthy is important, not just for how you look and feel about yourself but also for your overall health and well-being. Our dermatologists* understand that good health includes your body’s surface and know that skin health and appearance are important not only to your self-image, but to your general health as well.
We offer general, surgical, adolescent and cosmetic dermatology services, including treatment for scleroderma, to keep your skin healthy and looking its best.
The Scleroderma Program
A nationally recognized leader in scleroderma treatment and at the forefront of translational research, the Northwestern Medicine Scleroderma Program has treated more than 700 patients since its establishment in 2004.
The Northwestern Medicine Scleroderma Program serves as a strong advocate for its patients. In addition to providing focused subspecialty expertise, the program also embraces a holistic approach through the establishment of its integrated scleroderma team,(1) which includes specialists in:
The team meets regularly to:
- Review patient care strategies
- Develop new treatment and diagnostic protocols
- Establish novel research collaborations
- Assure optimal integration of care
- Incorporate aspects of integrative medicine
The Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University
The Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University prides itself on its service to patients, working with patients to find the best, individualized treatment for their skin conditions. Ranked second in the country among dermatology departments in 2014, we offer multidisciplinary clinics where specialists from other disciplines see patients alongside our dermatologists. We also offer the services of highly skilled surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists who are specialists in the treatment of melanoma.
Research and academics
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Dermatology conducts intensive research focusing on basic laboratory investigation of skin inflammation, skin cancer, keratinocyte biology, wound healing, epithelial stem cell research, cutaneous aging and translational projects to develop new therapies. The Department of Dermatology also offers multiple fellowships, a dermatology residency and a combined residency in dermatology and medicine.