Medical & Scientific Advisory Board

Medical & Scientific Advisory Board

The mission of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB) is to support the leadership of the National Scleroderma Foundation by advising the Board of Directors on matters requiring scientific judgment as it relates to research and patient care. The MSAB serves as a link between the Foundation and the medical and research communities, and takes a leading role in fostering physician education, mentoring young investigators, and assisting with the development of Foundation programs designed to accomplish these goals.

Virginia Steen, MD, Chair
Tracy Frech, MD, MS, Chair, Patient Education Committee
Richard Silver, MD, Chair, Research Committee
Lorinda Chung, MD, Chair, Physician Education Committee
John Varga, MD, Immediate Past Chair
Shervin Assassi, MD
Jessica Farrell, PharmD
Jessica Gordon, MD
Kristin Highland, MD
Laura Hummers, MD, ScM
Heidi Jacobe, MD
Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS
Robert Lafyatis, MD
David Leader, DMD, MPH
Maureen D. Mayes, MD, MPH
Janet Poole, PhD, OTR/L
Lesley Ann Saketkoo, MD, MPH
Robert Spiera, MD
Katheryn Torok, MD
Maria Trojanowska, PhD
Carol Feghali-Bostwick, PhD, Board Liaison
Lisa Tobin, JD, Staff Liaison