Dr. Marc A. Judson Recognized as Sarcoidosis Expert


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Dr. Marc A. Judson Recognized as Sarcoidosis Expert

January 22, 2014 - Albany , NY

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2014 - Marc A. Judson, M.D., chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Albany Medical Center, has been recognized as one of the top sarcoidosis experts in the world based on the substantial research he has done in the field.

Expertscape.com, a website that evaluates researchers based on the numbers of articles published and the quality of the publications accepting the research, ranks Dr. Judson as the world's top-ranked expert in pulmonary sarcoidosis, and second-ranked in sarcoidosis.

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect any organ in the body, most commonly the lungs, skin or eyes. Although rarely fatal, sarcoidosis can cause organ damage leading to a decreased quality of life. Dr. Judson is the only sarcoidosis specialist in the region, and has evaluated and/or treated more than 400 patients for the disease since May 2011.

"The sarcoidosis research we are conducting at Albany Med is providing important insights into the causes of and treatments for this debilitating disease," Dr. Judson said. 

Dr. Judson has had at least 32 articles published on pulmonary sarcoidosis, and 81 on sarcoidosis, over the past decade.

Dr. Judson's specialties include pulmonary and critical care medicine, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, fungal diseases of the lung, evaluation of shortness of breath and pulmonary complications of solid organ and bone marrow transplantation.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York's only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region's largest physicians practice with more than 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region's health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.


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