NYU Langone’s Sarcoidosis Program provides diagnosis and comprehensive care for people who have sarcoidosis. This rare and complex condition causes immune cells to clump together into masses called granulomas that can prevent an organ from functioning properly. Sarcoidosis most often affects the lungs, lymph nodes, or skin, but it can occur anywhere in the body, and may require treatment from several different specialists.
Our experts—pulmonologists, cardiologists, dermatologists, nephrologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, and rheumatologists—work closely together to diagnose sarcoidosis and to create a comprehensive treatment plan for you. Our team coordinates your care across specialties to make your experience with us as seamless as possible.
NYU Langone doctors have access to the most advanced tools to diagnose sarcoidosis in any organ, including advanced imaging using MRI and PET; flexible bronchoscopy; endobronchial, transbronchial, and endomyocardial biopsy; bronchoalveolar lavage; and endobronchial ultrasound–guided transbronchial needle aspiration. These technologies enable doctors to accurately diagnose sarcoidosis and rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.
Our comprehensive approach allows us to quickly identify and address symptoms and other complications related to sarcoidosis. For example, people with sarcoidosis are at increased risk of developing kidney stones. Our nephrologists specialize in preventing and treating sarcoidosis-related calcium imbalances that cause these stones to form.
Our neurologists are experienced in managing complications of the nervous system associated with sarcoidosis, including optic neuritis, myelitis, and cranial neuropathies.
Our cardiologists and pulmonologists provide critical care for people who have advanced cardiac or pulmonary sarcoidosis. For those who are considering heart or lung transplantation or a ventricular assist device (VAD), we offer a smooth transition of care to NYU Langone Transplant Institute or the Ventricular Assist Device Program.
Doctors at NYU Langone participate in an international registry and conduct clinical trials to discover and evaluate new treatments for sarcoidosis. You and your doctor may discuss whether participating in a clinical trial is appropriate for you.
A cardiologist, pulmonologist, or your personal physician may refer you to the Sarcoidosis Program, or you may refer yourself. To make an appointment, please call 212-263-7951.