Jefferson University Hospitals

Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause that most frequently affects the lungs but also involves the skin, eyes and joints. The typical hallmark of the disease is a "granuloma," or a type/pattern of inflammation on a tissue biopsy. Interestingly, the disease occurs more commonly in African Americans, women and young adults and may run in families.

The Sarcoidosis Program within the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute — Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health aims to provide patients with access to the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies available in sarcoidosis and other granulomatous disorders of the lung.

This program partners with other pulmonologists, radiologists, cardiologists, thoracic surgeons, and other specialists with the intention of providing multidisciplinary comprehensive care to patients.