Medical School or Training
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1979
Barnes Hospital Group, Internal Medicine, MO, 1982
Internal Medicine Rheumatology, University of Michigan Health System, 1985
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.
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.