Scleroderma Program

The University of Michigan Scleroderma Program is a multidisciplinary group of care givers, scientists and clinical researchers dedicated to advancing knowledge about scleroderma and related conditions. Our mission is to provide local, national and international leadership in advancing the treatment of scleroderma and related conditions, through excellence in clinical care, teaching and research. The overarching goal of the Program is to develop effective therapies for the disease and its complications.

CORE elements are:

  • Clinical care with emphasis on cost-effective outpatient management
  • Outreach to the community of patients and physicians
  • Research into the cause, mechanisms and treatment
  • Education of physicians and allied health professionals

The goals of the Scleroderma Program are to develop effective therapies for scleroderma and its complications and to research the causes and mechanisms of disease. It is only through enhanced understanding of disease process that a cure will be possible.

Self-Manage Scleroderma Program

The Self-Manage Scleroderma Program is an online self-management program designed to help you learn about scleroderma, manage your symptoms, and learn strategies to help you advocate for yourself. The program consists of learning modules about numerous topics including self-advocacy, coping, exercise, fatigue and energy conservation, mouth and teeth care, and pain management, along with printable resources to support your learning and help you apply what you have learned.

Peer Mentoring Program

Our Peer Mentoring Program is designed to help empower patients with scleroderma to take control of their lives and their healthcare.

For general information about scheduling an appointment, please call 734-647-5900 or 888-229-3065.