Research and Treatment Institutions

The Vasculitis Foundation encourages patients to seek out the best medical care available. The following medical institutions have physicians dedicated to providing excellent patient care and researchers focused on studying the disease.

 

Australia

ANU Medical Centre

ANU Medical  Centre, Canberra, Australia. Visit their website.

Austin Hospital

Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.  Visit their website.

Concord Repatriation General Hospital

Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia.  Visit their website.

Flinders Medical Centre

Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.  Visit their website.

Fremantle Hospital

Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.  Visit their website.

John Hunter Hospital

John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton Heights, New South Wales, Australia.  Visit their website.

Monash Medical Centre

Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.  Visit their website.

Prince of Wales Hospital

Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.  Visit their website.

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia.  Visit their website.

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.  Visit their website.

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia.  Visit their website.

Royal Hobart Hospital

Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.  Visit their website.

Royal North Shore Hospital

Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia.  Visit their website.

St. Vincent’s Hospital

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.  Visit their website.

The Geelong Hospital

The Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.  Visit their website.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.  Visit their website.

Canada

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Visit their website.

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

The Advanced Therapeutics Program is a world leader in carrying out clinical trials designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new treatments in arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Working closely with cutting edge pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations, The Advanced Therapeutics Program plays a critical role in the development of treatments that have the potential to revolutionize arthritis and autoimmune care.  Visit their website.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare

St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Visit their website.

University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Visit their website.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario Canada

As a premier academic and research health care organization, SJHH commits to making a difference in people’s lives and the future of our community, through integrated health services and internationally recognized programs. Visit their website.

EUROPE

Belgium: University Hospitals Leuven

University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.  Visit their website.

Denmark: Aarhus University Hospital

Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.  Visit their website.

Denmark: Herlev Hospital

Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.  Visit their website.

Denmark: Odense University Hospital

Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.  Visit their website.

Denmark: Rigshospitalet

Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.  Visit their website.

France: Groupe Francais d’Etude des Vascularities (French Vasculitis Study Group)

The Referral Center Group I, Rare Systemic Diseases and Autoimmune Diseases, Necrotizing Vasculitides and Systemic Sclerosis coordinates and manages patients with vasculitis in France, in cooperation with the other centers comprising Group I.  Visit their website. 

Germany: Kreiskliniken Esslingen

Kreiskliniken Esslingen, Plochingen, Germany.  Visit their website.

Germany: Rheuma-Klinik Bad Bramstedt and University of Lubeck

The Klinicum at Bad Bramstedt unites ten specialized clinics under one roof, where over 12,500 patients are treated annually. The Clinic is the academic training hospital of the university clinics of Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) and the university clinic Hamburg Eppendorf (UKE).  Visit their website.

Germany: Universitätsklinikum Jena

Universitätsklinikum Jena, Jena, Germany.  Visit their website.

Germany: Universitätsklinikum Münster

Universitätsklinikum Münster, Münster, Germany.  Visit their website.

Germany: University Hospital Tübingen

University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.  Visit their website.

Germany: University of Schleswig-Holstein

University Hospital of Schlewsig-Holstein, Luebeck, Germany.  Visit their website.

Ireland: St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Visit their website.

Italy: Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, Reggio Emilia

The Rheumatology Unit provides state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases in collaboration with Nuclear Medicine, Vascular Radiology, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The Unit performs research in giant cell arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, Takayasu arteritis, chronic periaortitis, Behçet’s disease, primary central nervous system vasculitis, single-organ vasculitis, infammatory myopathies, systemic sclerosis, spondyloarthritis, and musculo-skeletal and vascular ultrasonography.  Santa Maria Nova Hospital, Reggio Emilia, Italy. Visit their website.

Netherlands: VU University Medical Center

VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Visit their website.

Norway: The University Hospital of Northern Norway

The University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway. Visit their website.

Poland: Allergy and Immunology Clinic, University Hospital, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Allergy and Immunology Clinic, University Hospital, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.  Visit their website.

Slovenia: University Medical Centre Ljubljana

University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.  Visit their website.

Spain: Clinic Barcelona Hospital Universitari

Clinic Barcelona Hospital Universitari, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.  Visit their website.

Sweden: Skane University Hosptial

Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.  Visit their website.

Switzerland: University Hospital Basel

University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: University of Cambridge Vasculitis & Lupus Clinic

The Vasculitis & Lupus Clinic is located at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in the Renal Medicine Department of the University of Cambridge Department of Medicine. The center provides patient care and performs research on vasculitis.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Churchill Hospital

Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Hammersmith Hospital

Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (QMC)

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (QMC), Nottingham, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (The Churchill Hospital)

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (The Churchill Hospital), Oxford, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Queen Alexandra Hospital

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.  Visit their website. 

United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Queen’s Hospital

Queen’s Hospital, Romford, Essex, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Royal Berkshire NHS Trust

Royal Berkshire NHS Trust, Reading, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Royal Preston Hospital

Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Southend University Hospital NHS Trust

Southend University Hospital NHS Trust, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: Southmead Hospital

Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: St. George’s Hospital

St. George’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: University Hospital of Wales

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

United Kingdom: University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trus

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, United Kingdom.  Visit their website.

India

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.  Visit their website.

Japan

Chiba University Hospital

Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, Japan. Visit their website.

Kyorin University Hospital

Kyorin University Hospital, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan.  Visit their website.

Miyazaki University Hospital

Miyazaki University Hospital, Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Visit their website.

Tsukuba University Hospital

Tsukuba University Hospital, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Visit their website.

Mexico

Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias

Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico City, Mexico.  Visit their website

New Zealand

Christchurch Hospital

Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand.  Visit their website.

North Shore Hospital

North Shore Hospital, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand.  Visit their website.

Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board, Hamilton, New Zealand.  Visit their website.

United States

Behcet’s Syndrome Center at NYU

The Center focuses its efforts to diagnose and treat Behçet’s and lead research in this area. The center is dedicated to Behçet’s Syndrome and brings together patients and physicians with different areas of interest within vasculitis.  Visit their website. 

Boston University School of Medicine – Rheumatology Section

Rheumatology faculty have achieved widespread national recognition for both their research programs and their clinical expertise. There are currently active clinical trials in vasculitis and section investigators are participating in NIH-sponsored clinical trials in vasculitis.  Visit their website.

California: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (USC)

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (USC), Los Angeles, CA.  Visit their website.

California: UCLA, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

UCLA, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Los Angeles, CA.  Visit their website.

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Rheumatology Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center comprises a multidisciplinary team of experts, including rheumatologists, sports medicine specialists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, research scientists and other health professionals. Team members collaborate to diagnose, treat and monitor these chronic conditions, and they work with each patient to develop an individualized treatment program. Cedars-Sinai’s world-renowned research scientists are investigating the causes of these conditions in an effort to find better treatments and cures. Patients with rheumatic conditions have an opportunity to participate in clinical trials that are designed to test the effectiveness of promising new approaches to treatment. Visit their website.

Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research

The Center’s mission is to ensure the best possible care for patients with vasculitis, to discover the causes of these diseases, to identify improved  therapies for patients, and to educate physicians to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with vasculitis.  Visit their website.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.  Visit their website.

Emory University Division of Rheumatology

Utilizing the most up-to-date treatment regimens, the Division of Rheumatology at Emory University focuses on the management of symptoms related to over 100 types of arthritis and connective tissue diseases. This can include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and scleroderma. Rheumatology faculty is available to see patients at several Emory affiliated locations.  Visit their website.

Hospital for Special Surgery – Vasculitis & Scleroderma Center

More than 30 full-time physicians cover the in-patient Rheumatology service at HSS and provide the Rheumatology consultation service for the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Division, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Rockefeller University In-Patient Service. Visit their website.

Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center

Studies underway at JHVC use modern gene expression and genotyping technologies to study the underlying genetic causes of Wegener’s Granulomatosis and related vasculitis conditions.  Visit their website.

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Rheumatology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital is led by Dr. John H. Stone, Director, Clinical Rheumatology. The unit provides excellent patient care and performs research in the following areas: IgG4-related systemic disease, Giant cell arteritis, Aortitis, ANCA-associated vasculitis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Cutaneous vasculitis, Gout, Behcet’s syndrome, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid arthritis. Visit their website.

Mayo Clinic – Rochester, Minnnesota

The Division of Rheumatology is focused on providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases in a setting of active basic and clinical research and education.  Current research includes understanding mechanisms of disease and therapeutic trials of established drugs and new innovative agents.  Visit their website.

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is a group of physicians and scientists caring for patients who have diseases related to lungs and breathing. We provide state-of-the-art clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment services to patients with health problems with vasculitis.  Visit their website.

New York: The Vasculitis Center at North Shore-LIJ

The Vasculitis Center at North Shore – LIJ, New York.  Visit their website.

NYU Segligman Center for Advanced Therapeutics

The center treats Behcet’s, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pain Management, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Vasculitis.

Rush University Vasculitis Clinic

The primary goal of the Rush Vasculitis Clinic is to identify, diagnose and treat vasculitis as early as possible. Our patients have access to extensive diagnostic facilities including laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and infusion therapies, all conveniently available in our facility.  Visit their website.

University of Alabama Vasculitis Center, Kirkland Clinic

UAB’s rheumatology program offers a number of treatment options for vasculitis and has as one of its greatest advantages the presence of general practitioners and specialists from all fields. This unique mix of disciplines makes it easy for physicians to collaborate on diagnoses and treatments.  Visit their website.

University of California – San Francisco

The missions of the Divisions of Rheumatology at UCSF are to provide outstanding cutting edge clinical care, to advance the discipline through clinical and basic research, and to train the next generation of academic rheumatologists. Research ranges from addressing the pathogenesis of rheumatologic diseases to clinical trials of new therapies as well as studies of health care delivery systems.  Visit their website.

University of North Carolina – Kidney Center

The UNC Kidney Center is the home of the Vasculitis Clinic at UNCKC. The mission of the UNCKC is to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease through discovery about the pathophysiology and therapeutics of kidney disease and through educational programs about kidney disease for North Carolinians and their primary care physicians. UNCKC laboratories are conducting epidemiologic and clinical research in ANCA and vasculitis.  Visit their website.

University of Pennsylvania – Division of Rheumatology

The Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium is based at the University of Pennsylvania –  Philadelphia. The lead investigator is Dr. Peter Merkel, Chief, Division of Rheumatology. Visit their website.

University of Pittsburgh

The Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology has a tradition of excellence in patient care, education, and research for over fifty years. Clinical activities emphasize care of both common and rare rheumatic diseases. The facility have a clinical and research interested in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, myositis, vasculitis, and scleroderma.  Visit their website.

University of Utah Vasculitis Center

The Center was established in 2007 as a tertiary referral center for patients afflicted with different forms of vasculitis. The center has a wide array of specialists dedicated to treating the different manifestations of these diseases. Expert care is available in rheumatology, ENT, vascular medicine, pulmonology, airway disorders, and nephrology. We also provide the latest in diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing.  Visit their website. 

Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)

The VCRC is an integrated group of academic medical centers, patient support organizations, and clinical research resources dedicated to conducting clinical research in different forms of vasculitis. It is our goal to improve the care of patients with Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA/Wegener’s), microscopic polyangiitis, Churg-Strauss syndrome, polyarteritis nodosa, Takayasu’s arteritis, and giant cell (temporal) arteritis.  Visit their website.