Message from Our Directors

Scleroderma is a very complex disease that can have severe and devastating manifestations. Nearly everyone with scleroderma deeply feels the impact of this disease on the quality of their life. The burden of this disease on patients and their families can be overwhelming and relentless. 

The UCSF Scleroderma Center was established to alleviate the suffering caused by scleroderma through the most advanced, compassionate, patient-centered, and streamlined clinical care. At UCSF, we developed a dedicated team of health care providers and an integrated multidisciplinary network of physicians and clinical services across our medical campuses. This enables us to provide some of the world’s best comprehensive care for scleroderma and all its complications.

A mission of the UCSF Scleroderma Center is to promote and sustain innovative clinical and basic science research to better understand and treat this terrible disease. We engage the most brilliant scientists at UCSF, and we collaborate with other leading institutions across the United States to better understand the causes of this disease, to predict clinical outcomes with greater precision,  and ultimately to discover safer and more effective treatments.

We truly hope that our patients, their families, and their health care providers will find at the UCSF Scleroderma Center the expertise, clinical excellence, and coordinated care needed to face this challenging disease.

We believe that there is hope for everyone. Even if a definitive cure is not yet available for scleroderma, we work with all our patients to treat their disease and improve the quality of their lives. 

Sarah French, MD

Andrew Gross, MD