Nadera Sweiss

Professor of Medicine


Nadera Sweiss

Dr. Nadera Sweiss

Dr. Nadera Sweiss is a specialist in rheumatology, the study of chronic and acute conditions that cause inflammation, and sees a wide variety of patients with autoimmune diseases.

Sweiss directs the Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research (STAR) Center, which she helped establish together with the Bernie Mac Foundation at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in 2012. The STAR Center conducts research into new treatments for sarcoidosis and provides clinical services for patients with sarcoidosis.

She is also director of the UI Health Cold Hand Clinic.

Sweiss is a principal investigator of numerous clinical trials that focus on finding treatments for sarcoidosis, scleroderma, Raynaud’s phenomenon and rheumatoid arthritis when these disorders do not respond to traditional therapies.

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