Kurt Oelke, MD

Dr. Kurt Oelke, a rheumatologist with the Rheumatic Disease Center in Glendale, Wisconsin, has dedicated much of his career to studying and treating rheumatic diseases. In 1997 Dr. Oelke received his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In 2000, after finishing his Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Oelke went on to complete a Fellowship with the University Of Michigan Department Of Rheumatology in Ann Arbor two years later. He was a junior faculty member at the University of Michigan prior to moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he served as the president of the Wisconsin Rheumatology Association for two years. Since 2004 he has been the clinical research director at the Rheumatic Disease Center.

Dr. Oelke has contributed to several publications including Arthritis and Rheumatism, International Reviews of Immunology, and Investigational Drugs Journal. In addition, Dr. Oelke has been the principal investigator of over 15 clinical trials assessing the efficacy of various treatments for rheumatic conditions and frequently lectures to physicians on rheumatic disease treatment.