Clinics & Clinical Specialties

Clinics provide world-class care to our patients, establish patient registries and biorepositories to enable translational research in specific rheumatic diseases.

In addition to general Rheumatology Clinic, the Stanford Division of Immunology and Rheumatology has specialized clinics in rheumatology-dermatology, cardiovascular disease, immuno-oncology, vasculitis, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, ultrasound, and sarcoidosis.

Our specialized clinics not only provide world-class care to our patients, but also provide a foundation for clinical trials and  biorepositories to enable translational research in specific rheumatic diseases.

Stanford Rheumatology-Dermatology Autoimmune Skin Disease Clinic

Drs. Lorinda Chung and David Fiorentino, Yashaar Chaichian, Matthew Lewis, Janice Lin, and Jennifer Yeh

The Autoimmune Skin Diseases Clinic at Stanford provides multidisciplinary expertise in the care of patients with dermatomyositis, scleroderma, lupus and other autoimmune diseases affecting the skin and/or internal organs. Our physicians provide the very latest in medications and other treatments for these diseases. Additionally, patients have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge clinical trials led by Stanford's experts.

Stanford Multidisciplinary Sarcodosis Program

Dr. Matthew Baker

The Stanford Multidisciplinary Sarcoidosis Program is designated as a Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence by the World Association for Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases (WASOG) and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR). At Stanford, we have a longstanding multidisciplinary collaboration including cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, endocrinology, hepatology, nephrology and imaging specialists, among others. In addition to patient care, we have ongoing clinical trials at our center.

Stanford Rheumatology Ultrasound and Diagnostic Interventional Clinic

Drs. Robert Fairchild, Jison Hong, Audra Horomanski, and Diane Mar

Ultrasound is an effective means for viewing joints, soft tissue and other structures that can help rheumatologists with diagnosis and treatment. In addition to using ultrasound to evaluate typical musculoskeletal problems including tendonitis, bursitis, and other joint abnormalities, Stanford rheumatologists receive sub-specialized training to evaluate and manage specialty specific conditions such as inflammatory arthritis, gout, compression neuropathies, Sjogren’s Syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica, vasculitis, and other conditions. We also perform a variety of interventional procedures using ultrasound guidance to provide more accurate and less painful needle injections and joint aspirations.

Stanford Vasculitis Clinic

Dr. Audra Horomanski

Vasculitides are unique systemic diseases requiring a multidisciplinary approach. The Stanford Vasculitis Clinic meets this challenge by partnering with specific physicians in associated specialties, such as neurology, cardiology, dermatology, and nephrology, in the care of vasculitis patients. The most common systemic vasculitides include giant cell arteritis, Takayasu’s arteritis, ANCA-associated vasculitis, IgA vasculitis, polyarteritis nodosa, Kawasaki disease, and Behcet’s disease. Dr. Audra Horomanski has significantly expanded the Stanford Vasculitis Clinic to serve patients in Northern and Central California.

Stanford Lupus Clinic

Dr. Yashaar Chaichian

The Stanford Lupus Clinic offers a comprehensive model of patient-centered care in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of experts (e.g., Nephrology, Dermatology, Cardiology, OB/GYN), working in close partnership with community physicians and patients. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in care, we provide rapid access to a leading Immunology & Rheumatology clinic that addresses the need to increase clinical services for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. For patients with difficult to treat skin manifestations of SLE, one additional option is the twice monthly Rheumatology-Dermatology Autoimmune Skin Disease clinic that Dr. Chaichian co-directs with an expert Dermatology colleague at Stanford, Dr. Jennifer Yeh.

Clinical Specialties

General rheumatology


IgG4-related disease

Immune-related adverse events

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound


Poly- and dermatomyositis

Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis

Raynaud's Phenomenon

Rheumatoid arthritis


Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic sclerosis