Dr. Lori Chung has a mission and it is personal. Her commitment to scleroderma was prompted by her sister’s diagnosis. “I am devoted to providing superb care to patients with scleroderma & I am absolutely committed to further developing the Stanford Scleroderma Center of Excellence where we will perform state-of-the-art research to better understand scleroderma, & ultimately to develop new treatments for this devastating disease,” says Lori Chung, MD, MS, KBS’ 2011 grant recipient.
KBS is proud to award Dr. Chung its 2011 grant. Dr. Chung is an Assistant Professor of Immunology, Rheumatology, and Dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Stanford’s Scleroderma Center and Co-Director of the Multi-disciplinary Rheumatologic Dermatology Clinic. Dr. Chung is actively involved in clinical, translational and epidemiologic research on scleroderma. She is the principal investigator for multiple clinical trials of new potential therapies for scleroderma patients.
Dr. Chung is focused on teaching and mentoring medical students and fellows, and encouraging the brightest minds of the future to pursue careers in scleroderma research.
Her passion, enthusiasm and determination to put Stanford’s Scleroderma Center on the map for patient care and research is perfectly aligned with the KBS mission.