Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disease in which inflammation occurs in the lymph nodes, heart, lungs, liver, eyes, skin, or other tissues.

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory condition of unknown cause that can affect many areas of the body, including the heart, lungs, lymph nodes, eyes and skin. Sarcoidosis is characterized by the inflammatory cells that clump together forming collections called granulomas. It is thought that these granulomas may be an immune response to a trigger such as an infection or a protein either from self or from the environment, in individuals who are genetically predisposed. Sometimes the condition can affect several people within a family. 

Programs + Services


Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Tufts MC in Boston provides cutting-edge, patient-centered care for the wide range of thoracic disorders and diseases.
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Pulmonary Clinic

The Pulmonary Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a wide range of pulmonary problems.
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Pulmonary Function Laboratory

The Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Tufts MC in Boston evaluates lung function in patients to aid in the diagnosis of respiratory conditions.
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Doctors + Care Team

Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH

Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068
Fax #: 617-636-6030

Cardiology, heart failure, heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support

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Ann Garlitski, MD

Ann Garlitski, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Co-Director, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5939
Fax #: 617-636-9115

Cardiac arrhythmias

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Barry L. Fanburg, MD

Barry L. Fanburg, MD

Title(s): Director, Pulmonary Research; Pulmonary Attending Physician; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Sarcoidosis, chronic pulmonary disease, emphysema, pulmonary diagnostic problems, cough, asthma, X-ray abnormalities, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

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Christina Anderlind, MD

Christina Anderlind, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pulmonary Attending Physician; ICU Co-Director and Pulmonary Consultant, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

General pulmonology

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Ioana R. Preston, MD

Ioana R. Preston, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pulmonary Function Lab Director; Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary hypertension, critical care medicine, general pulmonology

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Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Thoracic Surgery; Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Thoracic surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, clinical trials, tumor immunology

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Nayer Nikpoor, MD

Nayer Nikpoor, MD

Title(s): Chief of Nuclear Medicine; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0040
Fax #: 617-636-0041

Nuclear medicine

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Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, spondyloarthropathies, psoriatic arthritis and anklylosing spondylitis

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