Immune, autoimmune and rheumatic diseases are conditions, such as lupus, scleroderma and dermatomyositis, that can affect many parts of the body including the skin. While the skin involvement is not usually life threatening, it can be severe and have a great impact on the quality of life of patients suffering from these diseases.
Types of Immune, Autoimmune, & Rheumatic Diseases We Treat
We have a clinic specifically designed to evaluate and treat patients with rheumatic and connective tissue diseases that have skin involvement. We see our patients simultaneously by both a board certified dermatologist and a rheumatologist (a specialist in joints, soft tissues, and connective tissue diseases). This allows for a more extensive evaluation and a treatment approach that can encompass all aspects of the patient’s condition.
Jennie T. Clarke, MD has specialized expertise in caring for patients with rheumatologic skin disease, such as lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis, and other complex inflammatory dermatologic diseases in both children and adults. She also has a specialized interest in treating the skin conditions that occur commonly in patients with inflammato... Read More
Christopher B. Hansen, MD has specialized expertise in the evaluation and treatment of rheumatic skin diseases such as lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma. He is board certified in Dermatology. Dr. Hansen’s main clinical focus is the medical management of connective tissue diseases that involve the skin as well as common skin diso... Read More
Jason E. Hawkes, MD, is a physician-scientist and board-certified clinical instructor in the Department of Dermatology. Prior to medical school, he studied biology at Brigham Young University and graduated with Cum Laude Honors. He received his medical degree and completed his dermatology training at the University of Utah School of Medicine. ... Read More
Marta Petersen, MD has specialized expertise in complex medical dermatology. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology and is participating in Maintenance of Certification in Dermatology. Her main clinical focus is diagnosis and treatment of non-healing leg ulcers (non-diabetic), pyoderma gangrenosum, autoimmune skin diseas... Read More
Richard D. Sontheimer, MD, Professor of Dermatology has specialized expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin changes that occur in autoimmune rheumatic (arthritic) diseases like lupus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, and vasculitis. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Dermatologic Immunology, and Diagnostic Laboratory ... Read More
John J. Zone, MD has specialized expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of blistering diseases of the skin. This includes dermatitis herpetiformis, linear IgA disease, pemphigus and pemphigoid. He is board certified in dermatology, immunodermatology and internal medicine. He runs both a research and clinical laboratory dedicated to diagnosis, tre... Read More
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