EM1802H Towards a Unifying Clinicopathological Understanding of Sarcoidosis (IM GR-021618)

Review and update current knowledge of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of sarcoidosis and its impact on management approaches.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the common clinical manifestations of sarcoidosis
  • Describe the basic cellular processes in granuloma formation
  • Identify potential causative factors of granulomatous inflammation
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Connie Hsia, M.D.Connie Hsia, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

As a pulmonologist and a pulmonary physiologist, my research interests center on understanding the mechanisms of lung repair and compensatory alveolar-­capillary growth, and relating the molecular-­cellular responses to their structure-­function consequences. In addition, I have maintained a longstanding clinical interest in sarcoidosis. I attend at the Sarcoidosis Clinic at Parkland Hospital and UT Southwestern, manage a Patient Registry, and participate in local and national efforts to facilitate clinical research and patient education with the goal of advancing knowledge and improving management of this multi-­system disease.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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