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Robert William Ike, M.D.
Faculty Appointment: Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Specialty: Rheumatology
Clinical Interests: Knee arthritis, muscle disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, spondyloarthropathies, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and gout. I maintain an interest in knee arthritis and spondyloarthropathies from many years in seeing patients with these disorders. I am acquainted with patients with Sjogren's Syndrome and muscle disorders from performing diagnostic procedures on suspected patients (salivary gland biopsy and needle muscle biopsy). I use musculoskeletal ultrasound to guide diagnostic and therapeutic arthrocenteses (joint taps) in a dedicated injection clinic which includes injection of hyaluronates for knee osteoarthritis.
Research Interests: Musculoskeletal ultrasound, polymyositis, psoriatic arthritis. I assist other investigators in genetic studies of psoriatic arthritis as well as therapeutic trials in psoriatic arthritis and polymyositis. I examine the impact of various methods of teaching arthrocentesis, including virtual reality simulations. I examine the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in clinical decision making regarding therapeutic musculoskeletal injections.
Degree: M.D., 1979, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes Hospital Group, 1979-1982
Fellowship: Rheumatology, 1985, University of Michigan
Certifications: Internal Medicine
Faculty Appointment Date: 7/2/1985
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