About the Program

Scleroderma is a progressive autoimmune disease that can cause stiffening and scarring of the skin, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, and other organs. Our program pursues intensive basic and clinical research to advance the treatment of scleroderma. Our work requires the collaboration of many specialists, including rheumatology, pulmonary, dermatology, cardiology, nephrology, gastroenterology, and plastic surgery.

The Northwestern Scleroderma Program is committed to conducting innovative research to increase our knowledge of the disease, allowing us to provide advanced, individualized patient care at Feinberg-affiliated care sites. 

John Varga, MD

John Varga, MD
Program Director
Northwestern Scleroderma Program

Our program brings together clinicians, investigators, and allied health professionals from a variety of disciplines from throughout Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and our affiliated hospitals and care sites.

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