• Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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Where can a person find more information on sarcoidosis?

Current sarcoidosis research and clinical trials

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Division of Lung Diseases
5333 Westward Avenue
Room 6A16
Bethesda, MD 20892

If you are interested in participating on NHLBI clinical studies of sarcoidosis, have your physician write to:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Pulmonary Branch
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 10, Room 6D06
Bethesda, MD 20892

Information and publications for patients and families

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 31, 7A32
Bethesda, MD 20892

Sarcoidosis Family Aid and Research Foundation
460A Central Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07018

Many local chapters of the American Lung Association host support groups for sarcoidosis patients. The address and telephone number of the chapter nearest to you should be in your local telephone directory. Or you can write or call the association's national headquarters:

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019-4374
(212) 315-8700

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/9/2015
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