Extraordinary Doctors

First Pediatric Rheumatologist Awarded 2021 VCRC-VF Fellowship

Jessica Bloom, MD, MSCS, has been awarded the 2021 Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)-Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Fellowship. Dr. Bloom is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado- Denver, Attending Physician in Pediatric Rheumatology at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, and the first pediatric rheumatologist in the…...

Read more

The Final Answer

July 27 Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.  As an intern, I combed through the electronic medical record each day, hoping to find the pathology reports for my patient, Grace (NB: name has been changed to protect privacy). Grace was a middle-aged woman who had presented to the hospital with a myriad of…...

Read more

Medical Education is a Core Value at UCSF’s Vasculitis Clinic

The uncommon or rare nature of vasculitis can unfortunately lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment. This is an important reason why ongoing medical education is essential. As more physicians learn about these diseases, better care can be provided for patients with vasculitis. Educating future rheumatologists and internists is a…...

Read more

New Vasculitis Program Opens at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Until now there were no vasculitis centers in Wisconsin. Many vasculitis patients there had to travel long distances to places such as Chicago, Illinois, or to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to find a specialist with a focus on vasculitis research and clinical care in their practice. To address…...

Read more

Stanford’s Vasculitis Clinic Expanding Access to Care in Northern and Central California

Early in her medical training, Audra Horomanski, MD, saw several healthy young adults’ lives turned upside down by life-threatening vasculitis—and then saw the dramatic difference that could be made with appropriate treatment. Later in rheumatology training, she met many patients who had long delays in diagnosis because their symptoms came…...

Read more