Lesley A Saketkoo, MDRheumatology
Dr. Saketkoo is an internationally recognized researcher, educator and clinician in scleroderma/systemic sclerosis (SSc), sarcoidosis, myositis, pulmonary hypertension (PH) and intestinal lung disease. Dr. Saketkoo is has also trained at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm, making New Orleans the first city in the US to offer semi-open muscle biopsy. Currently Dr. Saketkoo is Vice-Chair of the IMACS (International Myositis and Clinical Studies Group) planning committee. As well as task force member for the EUSTAR-SCTC Myopathy Group and international cohort.
Dr. Saketkoo, with the University of Utah, is establishing the first international clinical registry in Sarcoidosis as well as leading efforts in sarcoidosis to develop screening protocols to prevent morbidity and mortality, identify outcome measures for clinical practice and clinical trials as well as for recommendations for pulmonary rehabilitation.
Dr. Saketkoo leads international and local workshops for patients and medical professionals in 'Mindfulness in Medicine' as well as a teaching program of safe self-paced exercise for patients with cardiopulmonary disease and other chronic illness.
Her other clinical interests include vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus.