Torok Leads New Craniofacial Scleroderma Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Kathryn S. Torok, MDPitt Pediatrics congratulates Kathryn Torok, MD, associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology, on the launch of a new Craniofacial Scleroderma Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Officially opening its doors July 28, the center specializes in multi-disciplinary clinical care, advanced imaging services, and integration of active research studies.  New patients at the center are scheduled for a two-day visit with providers across Children's Hospital including plastic surgery, rheumatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, orthodontics, and several other pediatric subspecialities.  

On the center's first day of operation, four patients received consultations and services from Children's Hospital providers, including a patient from Mexico.  To date, over 100 craniofacial scleroderma patients have signed up for the center's registry.

Alongside several providers across the Pitt School of Medicine and UPMC, the clinic is co-directed by Torok and staffed by Kavita P. Thakkar, MD.  Research activities are coordinated by Kaila Schollaert-Fitch, MS.

For more information on the Craniofacial Scleroderma Center, or to schedule an appointment, visit the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh website or call 412-692-5081.