Northwestern Scleroderma Program in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

✔ For Adults with Any Type of Scleroderma       ✔ Accepts Illinois Medicare and Medicaid
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Scleroderma Experts
Types of Scleroderma Handled? All
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Illinois Medicare & Medicaid
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Dr. John Varga is the director of this program which is committed to developing innovative approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of scleroderma. Adults with all types of scleroderma are diagnosed and treated and the Northwestern program is dedicated to making a difference for people living with scleroderma.

Scleroderma often takes many years to diagnose because of insidious onset, vague initial symptoms, and low physician and public awareness. It is typically diagnosed and treated by rheumatologists, but because it is a rare and very complex disease, there are only a few dozen scleroderma specialists in the United States. Expert care can be crucial for proper screening, diagnosis, patient education, clinical trials, and treatment. (Also see: What is Scleroderma?, Diagnosis of Scleroderma and Scleroderma Expert Directory)

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Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
Galter Pavilion (at Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
675 North St. Clair, Suite 14-100
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Northwestern Scleroderma Program. This is a comprehensive clinical-research program dedicated to providing exceptional care for people with scleroderma while pursuing research toward a cure. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Faculty Profile of Dr. John Varga. Professor in Medicine-Rheumatology and Dermatology. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Scleroderma Experts

Although there may be other doctors in this clinic or division, these are the only ones listed specifically as scleroderma experts by the center as of our last update.

Physician, Degree

John Varga, MD
Jane E Dematte, MD
Michael Cuttica, MD

Types of Scleroderma Treated: All

This center diagnoses and treats all types of scleroderma, such as localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. (Also see Difficult Diagnosis and Types of Scleroderma)

Ages Treated? Adults.

This center treats adult scleroderma patients (ages 18 or over).

Insurance: Accepts Most

This medical center accepts Illinois Medicare, and Medicaid but only for existing patients, as well as many other types of insurance. Please verify insurance coverage.


This center is a member of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium (SCTC), which means that they participate in SCTC peer-reviewed international clinical trials for scleroderma.

Last Page Review, Update or News Posting

06/22/2018: Page information verified by VH, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Drs. Hinchcliff and Shah removed. SLE.

12/29/2017: Page information verified by VH, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. One expert removed, James Schroeder MD. JEF.

06/21/2017: Page information verified by VH, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. No changes. SLE.

05/08/2016: Overview added. JEF

03/09/16: Page information verified by VH, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Dr. Skamra's listing was removed and Medicaid information qualified as being for existing patients only. SLE.

01/20/12: Page published.

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