Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs, but most commonly affects the lungs and lymph glands. Although it occurs throughout the world and can affect individuals of all ages, races and both genders, sarcoidosis most commonly strikes adults between 20 and 40 years of age. Since sarcoidosis mimics many other diseases, the number of people who actually have sarcoidosis is thought to be considerably higher than the number reported. The disease can appear suddenly and then disappear, or it can develop gradually and produce symptoms that come and go for a lifetime.
Take this opportunity to learn more about sarcoidosis, including diagnosis and treatment, and have your questions answered by two sarcoidosis specialists, Dr. Daniel Culver and Dr. Debasis Sahoo in a live video chat.
Daniel Culver, DO, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus. His clinical interests include sarcoidosis, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, critical care, and interstitial lung diseases. Dr. Culver is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of several professional associations, including the American Thoracic Society, the American Osteopathic Association and the World Association of Sarcoidosis.
Debasis Sahoo MD, is an Associate Staff Member in the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. His specialty interests include sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, imaging in lung disease Interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, imaging in lung disease.
Since sarcoidosis is a multi-system disorder that can affect many different organs, patients affected by this complex disease can benefit from seeking treatment at a multi-disciplinary Sarcoidosis specialty center. The Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute’s Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence can help you manage your condition by serving as a single point of access for you to receive specialized care. The Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence uses innovative methods of care and the latest technology and research to provide comprehensive care for patients with single and multi-organ disease involvement. We make sure patients quickly see the best doctors for their case by using a multidisciplinary approach. Our team of specialists, who have expertise and an interest in sarcoidosis, includes pulmonologists, cardiologists, electrophysiologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists and rheumatologists. Our team also is constantly striving to understand the disease process of sarcoidosis and to find alternative treatments for its care through our research. We offer patients access to clinical trials not widely available at other institutions.