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Sarcoidosis Management and Treatment Options
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Within Cleveland Clinic's Respiratory Institute, the Sarcoidosis Center serves as a single point of access for patients to receive the best care for their condition. With innovative methods of care, research and technology, we are committed to providing the most comprehensive care to patients with single and multi-organ disease involvement. Take this opportunity to have your questions on Sarcoidosis answered by Cleveland Clinic Pulmonologists, Daniel Culver, DO, Joseph Khabbaza, MD, and Manuel Ribeiro, MD.

Sarcoidosis is a common and potentially severe disorder. Approximately 60 to 70 percent of patients with sarcoidosis will experience mild symptoms with a quick recovery. Other patients will develop long-term complications with little or no response to conventional steroidal therapy. Anyone can get sarcoidosis, but the disease is found more commonly in African-Americans and affects individuals of Irish, German, Scandinavian, and Puerto Rican descent. Sarcoidosis often affects more than one organ, so patients may need to see more than one type of physician.

At the Sarcoidosis Center, we make sure patients quickly see the best doctors for their case by using a multidisciplinary approach. Our team of doctors, who have expertise and an interest in sarcoidosis, includes specialists in pulmonology, cardiology, electrophysiology, neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology and rheumatology.At Cleveland Clinic's Sarcoidosis Center, we offer individualized patient care with access to a spectrum of specialists, provide cutting-edge testing including advanced diagnostic bronchoscopies for complicated sarcoidosis cases, such as cardiac sarcoidosis, as well as small-fiber neuropathy and neurosarcoidosis through our Neurosarcoidosis Clinic, minimize the degree to which sarcoidosis can affect quality of life for patients, and conduct research to understand the disease process of sarcoidosis and to find alternative treatments for care.

About the Speakers
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 earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. After medical school, he did an osteopathic rotating internship at Meridia SoutePointe Hospital. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Cleveland Clinic. 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.

Dr. Khabbaza received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, and completed his residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Following this, he finished his fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and was appointed to our staff in 2015. His specialty interests include interstitial lung disease (ILD), sarcoidosis, lung nodules, COPD, and asthma.

Dr. Manuel Ribeiro Neto earned his medical degree in Brazil, at the Federal University of Bahia, in 2006. He completed residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Miami, Florida (2006-2010; Intern of the Year, 2006-2007; Chief Resident, 2009-2010). In 2010, he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Ribeiro completed three years of pulmonary and critical care fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic (2010-2013; Chief Fellow, 2012-2013). After completion of his fellowship training in 2013, Dr. Ribeiro returned to Brazil, where he served as Coordinator, Respiratory Medicine Service at Hospital Cardio Pulmonar in Salvador. He rejoined the Cleveland Clinic in 2016.

To make an appointment with Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute, please call 216.445.6503 or visit us at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/respiratory.

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