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Robert Ike, MD, Rheumatology, Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan Medicine


Rheumatology Ann Arbor, MI

Crystal Related, Myositis, Osteoarthritis

Emeritus Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

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  • Dr. Robert Ike is a rheumatologist in Ann Arbor, MI and is affiliated with University of Michigan Medical Center, Michigan Medicine. He received his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, trained in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital and has been in practice 38 years. He specializes in myositis, osteoarthritis, spondyloarthropathy and procedural aspects of rheumatology, including arthrocentesis arthroscopy, ultrasound, and biosies of lip, muscle, skin and synovium

Education & Training

  • University of Michigan Health System
    University of Michigan Health SystemFellowship, Rheumatology, 1983 - 1985
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 1980 - 1982
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineInternship, Internal Medicine, 1979 - 1980
  • University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
    University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of MedicineClass of 1979
  • University of Michigan
    University of MichiganMS, Microbiology, 1974 - 1975
  • University of Michigan
    University of MichiganBS, Zoology, 1970 - 1974

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2016 - 2018
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1982 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Graduate Student Achievement 2005
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Muscle biopsy.  
    O'Rourke KS, Ike RW, Curr Opin Rheumatol 1995;7(6):462-468
  • Compartment directed physical exam of the knee can predict articular cartilage abnormalities disclosed by needle arthroscopy  
    Ike RW, O'Rourke KS, Arthritis Rheum 1995;38:917-925
  • Intraarticular sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan) in the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: A randomized clinical trial.  
    Altman RD, Moskowitz R and the Hyalgan Study Group, J Rheumatol 1998:25:2203-2212
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Septic arthritis due to group G streptococci is associated with abnormalities of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts.
    Ike RW, Schnitzer TJ, Arthritis Rheum 1985;28(4):S85
  • Scleromyxedema: An unusual cause of inflammatory myopathy.
    Fudman, EJ, Ike RW, Golbus J, Clin Res 1985;33:918A
  • Reactive arthritis syndrome following an epidemic of salmonella gastroenteritis.
    Ike R, Arnold W, Simon C, Eisenberg G, Batt M, White G, Arthritis Rheum 1986;29(4):S31
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  • The ANA is positive - now what? 
    Medical Grand Rounds, Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Knee arthritis: A rheumatologist's perspective. 
    Multiple Locations, 1990
  • Knee arthritis: a practical approach. 
    Grand Rounds, Annapolis Hospital, Wayne, MI
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  • Bob Ike's blog 
    R. Ike
  • Strong body - stronger bones! Exercise Manual. 
    Palchik NS, Holmes S, Garrity CR, Kemp J, Ike RW, Lampman RM, Barr PA, Instructor's Manual, Video Tape
    The University of Michigan
  • ACR Core Curriculum in Clinical Rheumatology. 
    Mahowald ML, Agudelo CA, Bomalaski JS, Decker JL, DeHoratius R, Edwards NL, Goldman JA, Ike RW, Klassen L W, Maricic MJ, Messner RP, Miller SB, Rahn DW, Weinstein A, Y..., Syllabus, Slides
    The American College of Rheumatology

Press Mentions

  • Intensive, Personalized Learning
    Intensive, Personalized LearningAugust 28th, 2019

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