Kurt Oelke, MD, Rheumatology, Glendale, WI, Columbia St Mary's Hospitals


Rheumatology Glendale, WI

Clinical Research Director at the Rheumatic Disease Center

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Education & Training

  • U MichiganFellowship, 2000 - 2002
  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityResidency, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 2000
  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityInternship, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthClass of 1997, MD
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    University of Wisconsin-MadisonBS, Biochemistry, 1989 - 1993

Certifications & Licensure

  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2003 - 2021
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 2002 - 2006
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 1998 - 2001
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctor Milwaukee Magazine, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015-2016, 2018-2020
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification eClinicalWorks EHR, eClinicalWorks LLC, 2011-2013
  • Arthritis Foundation Physician Scientist Development Award 2001, 2002, 2003
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Sheffield Oligonucleotides Antisense to Epidermal Growth Factor Enhance B-Casein Gene Expression in Mouse Mammary Tissue.  
    K. Oelke, L.G, J. Fed. Of Am. Soc. For Exp. Biology
  • A man with dyspnea and anasarca.  
    Oelke K, Aronoff D, Tennessee Medicine
  • Pathogenesis of lupus.  
    Oelke K. Richardson B, Arthritis & Rheumatism
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  • Predicting Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets for Human Lupus.
    Lu Q, Wu A, Yung R, Kaplan M, Oelke K, Tsokos G, Richardson B, Arthritis and Rheumatism, ACR 68th annual convention


  • Genetech invited dinner speaker at multiple interstate events on RA treatment. 
  • Marquette University Physician Assistants Program Lecture on Vasculitis. 
  • Sinai Samaritan Internal Medicine Residency Program Lecture on Systemic Lupus. 
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Press Mentions

  • Wisconsin Rheumatology Association Targets Rural Workforce Shortages, Advocacy Needs
    Wisconsin Rheumatology Association Targets Rural Workforce Shortages, Advocacy NeedsFebruary 27th, 2021

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