About the Scleroderma Center
If you have scleroderma, CREST syndrome, Raynaud's phenomenon or diffuse scleroderma, turn to Jefferson for expert treatment.
Established at Jefferson in 1989 by Dr. Sergio Jimenez, the director of the Division of Connective Tissue Diseases, the Jefferson Scleroderma Center has been recognized in the clinical field as one of the most outstanding centers for scleroderma patients and has been named a Center of Excellence by Philadelphia magazine.
The Center has also achieved worldwide recognition with more than 200 peer-reviewed papers published in scientific literature. Dr. Jimenez was named a "Best Doctor" by South Jersey magazine.
Because scleroderma is a progressive disease, it does get worse over time. While there is currently no cure for this disease, there has been remarkable improvement in the treatment and management of scleroderma in recent years. In some cases, the progression of the disease can be slowed, halted or even reversed.
In many cases, treatment effectively and successfully manages the disease, resulting in increased survival and improvement in quality of life.