Author Archives: Dr. Robert Spiera

Sep
11
2013

Ask the Expert: Scleroderma

by Dr. Robert Spiera
9.11 Blog

Dr. Robert Spiera, Rheumatologist and Director of the Vasculitis and Scleroderma Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery, answers readers’ questions on scleroderma. Q1. Has there been any advancement in … More…

Jun
18
2012
how to diagnose scleroderma

What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is one of the “connective tissue disorders” diagnosed and treated primarily by rheumatologists. In this condition, the interaction between autoimmunity, vascular disease and “fibrosis” results in … More…

May
13
2011
Dr. Robert Spiera, Rheumatologist

Q1: Is vasculitis only related to lupus or is it associated with other diseases/conditions? Although vasculitis can occur in the context of lupus or other “connective tissue disorders” such as … More…