Extraordinary Doctors

Introducing Our 2020-2021 VCRC-VF Fellow: Alvise Berti, MD

Dr. Berti began his work in vasculitis while he was a medical student at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy. At the time, Dr. Berti recognized that vasculitis was not very well understood, and being both curious and motivated to further explore this group of diseases, he realized that…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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