The World Vitiligo Map is a global directory that provides you with information on vitiligo research centers, patient support groups and healthcare providers experienced in treating vitiligo.
In general, the medical professionals who appear in our directory are not affiliated with the Vitiligo Research Foundation. The exception is our Scientific Advisory Board - a select group of doctors and scientists who support our research and advocacy efforts. Members are marked on the map with a special label (coming soon.)
Find a dermatologist with experience in vitiligo treatment.
Find a research center or vitiligo investigator.
Ask for support, or no one will know that you need it.
There are independently funded projects from 20+ countries that are looking for participants.
The Vitiligo BioBank is currently accepting blood samples, hair follicles or biopsies from people with vitiligo through the network of participating researchers at 11 international locations.
The estimated numbers of vitiligo prevalence in the world vary from 0.5 to 2 percent of the population depending on the particular region and gradually increasing with age.
Accurate estimation of the prevalence of the disease is essential for public healthcare systems, biopharma industry and non-profit organizations. Vitiligo is a non-communicable disease and thus requires no mandatory reporting in any country. As a result, the worldwide incidence and prevalence of vitiligo is poorly understood. New studies on the prevalence and incidence of vitiligo will contribute to a better understanding of the socio-economic burden of the disease.
The World Vitiligo Map is a part of our dedication to supporting the global vitiligo community. It may not contain information about all vitiligo support groups, health care providers and researchers, so please let us know if we have missed you out. If you would like to be added to the map, please Sign Up and fill a simple form.
We strive to keep this global directory as accurate as possible. You may encounter addresses, phone numbers, etc., that are no longer valid. If this happens, please send us an email.
Vitiligo Research Foundation (VRF) offers this specialist directory service - the World Vitiligo Map - to help patients find doctors in their area who treat vitiligo.
This is a free service: no fees have been received by or paid to doctors for participation in this map. This does not represent an endorsement by or a recommendation from VRF, nor does it represent an endorsement by the doctor of VRF or any of its activities.
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What is coming?
NY Vitiligo Community Meeting in September
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 21st, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Av...21 September 2017 19:00, 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Car...
Vitiligo Advocacy Day at the US Capitol
Save-the-Date for the much anticipated Vitiligo Advocacy Day at the United States Capitol this fall. As many of you know, the Advocacy Committee of the Global Vitilig...04 October 2017 10:00, Washington, DC
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