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Sarcoidosis Program

We have doctors located throughout Manhattan.

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.

One Team, Coordinated Care

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.

Advanced Diagnostics

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.

Expertise Across Many Organs

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.

Access to Clinical Trials

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.

Contact Us

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.

Our Team

Our specialists include experts in pulmonology, cardiology, dermatology, neurology, nephrology, ophthalmology, radiology, and rheumatology.

Meet Our Doctors

Our Leadership

  • Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD
    Co-Director, Pulmonology | Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care

    Dr. Addrizzo-Harris has cared for patients who have complex sarcoidosis for more than 20 years and is experienced in conducting clinical trials. She is also co-director of NYU Langone’s Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis Program and the Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Patient Education Program.

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  • Rany Condos, MD
    Co-Director, Pulmonology | Pulmonary Medicine

    Dr. Condos is actively involved in sarcoidosis research. She is also director of NYU Langone’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and Advanced Lung Disease Program. Her research interests include targeted therapy and immunomodulation to treat lung diseases.

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  • Stephen Pan, MD
    Co-Director, Cardiology | Heart Failure

    Dr. Pan has devoted much of his career to helping people with sarcoidosis affecting the heart. He sees patients across the entire spectrum of cardiac sarcoidosis, from helping to diagnose the condition in those with few or no symptoms to treating those with severe forms of the disease. He is also a member of NYU Langone’s Heart Failure Advanced Care Center.

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  • Anthony Aizer, MD
    Co-Director, Cardiology | Electrophysiology, Cardiology

    Dr. Aizer is a cardiac electrophysiologist at NYU Langone’s Heart Rhythm Center. His clinical and research interests focus on preventing, identifying, and treating abnormal heart rhythms in patients who have sarcoidosis.

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