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.
Link to my PubMed publications >
Have Gout? Stave Off Pain By Avoiding These 6 Foods (Prevention, January 2018)
Study suggests link between imbalanced gut microbiome and systemic sclerosis
(UCLA Newsroom, May 2017)
Lady Gaga Has Fibromyalgia. What Is It? (NBCnews.com, September 2017)
HEALTH MATTERS: Scleroderma is autoimmune disease with varied symptoms (wavenewspapers.com, June 2017)
First gut microbiota alterations described in systemic sclerosis patients (pm360online.com, June 2015)
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Nutrition in Systemic Sclerosis Nutrition and the GI Microbiome in Systemic Sclerosis Interstitial Lung Disease in Connective Tissue Disease: Existing and Emerging Therapies Exclusive interview: Elizabeth Volkmann on systemic sclerosis and colonic microbial consortium ReachMD - Elizabeth Volkmann, MD, MS