Dr. Volkmann is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology who specializes in the care of patients with complex autoimmune disorders. She is an internationally-recognized expert in systemic sclerosis and connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease.
Dr. Volkmann graduated from Pomona College where she majored in Neuroscience and minored in Dance. She received her medical degree from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Rheumatology at UCLA. During her fellowship, she participated in the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program and earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Research.
She is an active clinical and translational researcher. Her research largely focuses on understanding the cause of systemic sclerosis, identifying clinical and biological factors that predict outcomes in patients with systemic sclerosis, and helping to discover new therapies for systemic sclerosis and interstitial lung disease.
Dr. Volkmann is the founder and co-director of the UCLA Connective Tissue Disease-Related Interstitial Lung Disease (CTD-ILD) Program. She strives to provide humanistic and compassionate care and seeks to empower her patients to improve their health through traditional, as well as complementary and alternative treatment modalities.
She enjoys being active in nature (running, hiking, swimming, riding horses) and loves to travel, dance and spend time with her friends and family.
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Interstitial Lung Disease in Connective Tissue Disease: Existing and Emerging Therapies Treating Scleroderma Interstitial Lung Disease ILD Exclusive interview: Elizabeth Volkmann on systemic sclerosis and colonic microbial consortium ReachMD