Benjamin Korman, MD

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry


Dr. Benjamin Korman, M.D. is a rheumatologist and physician-scientist interested in both the clinical management and gaining a deeper understanding of the biology underlying scleroderma. He completed his undergraduate and medical school studies at The Ohio State University; during medical school, he took a year off to pursue science at the National Institutes of Health where he worked on the genetics and genomics of complex rheumatic disease with Dr. Dan Kastner. He completed his internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at Northwestern University where, under the mentorship of Dr. John Varga, he focused primarily on the role of adipose tissue in fibrosis. Dr. Korman moved to the University of Rochester in 2018 where he now serves as Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology. He has a very active scleroderma clinic and clinical research program, as well as, a basic science laboratory focused on scleroderma. While one of the aims of the laboratory continues to be understanding the basic mechanism of skin fibrosis, he has also begun to investigate the novel hypothesis that the complement cascade plays a significant role in scleroderma-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH).

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