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


Cardiac Sarcoidosis Program

The Cardiac Sarcoidosis team at Tufts Medical Center participates in multi-center cardiac sarcoidosis research projects and stay at the forefront of advances in cardiac sarcoidosis diagnosis and treatment.
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Doctors + Care Team

Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH

Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

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, cardiomyopathies (including cardiac amyloidosis, sarcoidosis) heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, pregnancy and heart disease (including peripartum cardiomyopathy)

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Ann Garlitski, MD

Ann Garlitski, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

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

Virtual Appointments Available

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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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

Virtual Appointments Available

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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