Robert William Ike MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Specialties: 
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests:

Knee arthritis, muscle disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, spondyloarthropathies, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and gout.

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.
 

Locations

U of M Rheumatology

Taubman Center Floor 3 Reception A
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5370
Ann Arbor
MI
48109
Phone:
734-647-5900
Fax:
734-615-5308

Credentials

Medical School or Training

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1979

Residency

  • Barnes Hospital Group, Internal Medicine, MO, 1982

Fellowship

  • Internal Medicine Rheumatology, University of Michigan Health System, 1985

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

  • Rheumatology

Research

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.

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