Top Doctors and Institutions in Sarcoidosis Research and Treatment

The Leading Experts and Medical Centers in Sarcoidosis Identified and Ranked Using Objective, Data-Driven Healthcare Tool
BALTIMORE - Dec. 18, 2018 - PRLog -- As part of its continuing program to highlight expertise and excellence in healthcare, Expertscape takes pleasure in recognizing the world's top institutions and medical specialists in the research and treatment of sarcoidosis.

According to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) is an inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of granulomas, clumps of inflammatory cells, in one or more organs of the body. Sarcoidosis affects people of all ages, but typically presents before the age of 50 years, with the incidence peaking at 20 to 39 years. This disorder affects the lungs in approximately 90% of cases, but it can affect almost any organ in the body. Despite increasing advances in research, sarcoidosis remains difficult to diagnose with limited treatment options and no known cure. Disease presentation and severity varies widely among patients. In some cases, the disease goes away on its own. In others, the disease may not progress clinically but individuals will still suffer from some symptoms that challenge their quality of life. The rest of patients—up to a third of people diagnosed with the disease—will require long-term treatment. In this population, sarcoidosis can be debilitating and life-threatening.

"We applaud the efforts of Expertscape to recognize the investigators who dedicate their careers to finding answers and providing hope for thousands of patients worldwide who suffer from this devastating disease. Members of the sarcoidosis community rightfully expect collaboration among stakeholders, as they recognize the need for power in numbers to advance research and provide support for this disease," said Ginger Spitzer, Executive Director of FSR. "We are proud to partner with Expertscape to elevate the voices of experts in this space and provide patients information on where they can receive accurate information about the disease and the best possible care."

Among the individual experts and institutions demonstrating particular expertise in sarcoidosis, Expertscape would like to recognize the following 10 experts and 10 institutions for their pre-eminent contributions to its understanding and treatment:

World's Top Experts for Sarcoidosis
  1. Dr. Robert Baughman – University of Cincinnati
  2. Dr. Marc Judson – Albany Medical College
  3. Dr. Daniel Culver – Cleveland Clinic
  4. Dr. Elyse Lower – University of Cincinnati
  5. Dr. Dominique Valeyre – Hopital Avicenne
  6. Dr. Joachim Müller-Quernheim – Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg
  7. Dr. Marjolein Drent – Maastricht University
  8. Dr. Paolo Spagnolo – Universita degli Studi di Padova
  9. Dr. Hilario Nunes – Hopital Avicenne
  10. Dr. Athol Wells – Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust

World's Top Institutions for Sarcoidosis
  1. University of Cincinnati
  2. Albany Medical College
  3. Universiteit Utrecht
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. Mayo Clinic Rochester
  6. Universite Paris 13 Nord
  7. Johns Hopkins University
  8. Brigham and Women's Hospital
  9. Medical University of South Carolina
  10. Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg

To view Expertscape's comprehensive results for sarcoidosis, covering hundreds of institutions and thousands of specialists worldwide, please visit http://www.expertscape.com/ex/sarcoidosis

About FSR
The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and to improving care for sarcoidosis patients. Since its establishment in 2000, FSR has fostered over $4 million in sarcoidosis-specific research efforts and has worked diligently to provide resources to thousands. Driven by dedicated patients, scientists, caregivers, and donors, FSR's initiatives aim to make an impact on the lives of sarcoidosis patients around the world. One such initiative is the FSR Physician Finder, an online resource which allows patients to search a directory of over 1,400 clinicians to find a provider best equipped with the expertise to meet their unique needs. For more information about FSR, visit www.stopsarcoidosis.org.

About Expertscape
The Expertscape medical search and ranking solution uses objective algorithms to identify the most knowledgeable and experienced doctors, clinical experts and medical institutions across over 26,000 specific topics, stratified by geography. With Expertscape, healthcare consumers and referring physicians can quickly and easily find the top doctors within their travel area and then learn more about their expertise and knowledge. Expertscape defines an expert as someone who has published peer-reviewed research in the science, therapies, and complications for a specific medical topic. To search on any medical topic, visit www.expertscape.com.

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