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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Bartels received her medical training at Creighton University and completed a residency, internship and fellowship at UW Hospital and Clinics.


Rheumatology and Arthritis

Auto Immune Disorders

Rheumatoid Arthritis


West Clinic
(608) 263-7577 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

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PubMed Articles
McCoy SS Bartels CM Saldanha IJ Bunya VY Akpek EK Makara MA Baer AN National SjÓ§gren's Foundation Survey: Burden of Oral and Systemic Involvement on Quality of Life. J Rheumatol . 2020 Sep 15;
[PubMed ID: 32934136]
Sutherland BL Pecanac K Bartels CM Brennan MB Expect delays: poor connections between rural and urban health systems challenge multidisciplinary care for rural Americans with diabetic foot ulcers. J Foot Ankle Res . 2020 Jun 16;13(1):32
[PubMed ID: 32513221]
Musuuza J Sutherland BL Kurter S Balasubramanian P Bartels CM Brennan MB A systematic review of multidisciplinary teams to reduce major amputations for patients with diabetic foot ulcers. J Vasc Surg . 2020 Apr;71(4):1433-1446.e3
[PubMed ID: 31676181]
Schletzbaum M Wang X Greenlee R Piper ME Bartels CM Predictors of Smoking Cessation in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Two Cohorts: Healthcare Factors Most Predictive. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) . 2020 Mar 3;
[PubMed ID: 32128996]
Wattiaux A Bettendorf B Block L Gilmore-Bykovskyi A Ramly E Piper ME Rosenthal A Sadusky J Cox E Chewning B Bartels CM Patient Perspectives on Smoking Cessation and Interventions in Rheumatology Clinics. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) . 2020 Mar;72(3):369-377
[PubMed ID: 30768768]
Bartels CM Rosenthal A Wang X Ahmad U Chang I Ezeh N Garg S Schletzbaum M Kind A Investigating lupus retention in care to inform interventions for disparities reduction: an observational cohort study. Arthritis Res Ther . 2020 Feb 22;22(1):35
[PubMed ID: 32087763]
Garg S Unnithan R Hansen KE Costedoat-Chalumeau N Bartels CM The Clinical Significance of Monitoring Hydroxychloroquine Levels in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) . 2020 Jan 31;
[PubMed ID: 32004406]
Garg S Bartels CM Hansen KE Zhong W Huang Y Semanik MG Smith M Panzer SE High Burden of Premature Arteriosclerosis on Renal Biopsies in Incident Lupus Nephritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) . 2020 Jan 7;
[PubMed ID: 31909878]
Navarro-Millán I Yang S Chen L Yun H Jagpal A Bartels CM Fraenkel L Safford MM Curtis JR Screening of Hyperlipidemia Among Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis in the United States. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) . 2019 Dec;71(12):1593-1599
[PubMed ID: 30414353]
Holmes CL Peyton CG Bier AM Donlon TZ Osman F Bartels CM Shelef MA Reduced IgG titers against pertussis in rheumatoid arthritis: Evidence for a citrulline-biased immune response and medication effects. PLoS One . 2019;14(5):e0217221
[PubMed ID: 31136605]
Bartels CM Ramly E Johnson HM Lauver DR Panyard DJ Li Z Sampene E Lewicki K McBride PE Connecting Rheumatology Patients to Primary Care for High Blood Pressure: Specialty Clinic Protocol Improves Follow-up and Population Blood Pressures. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) . 2019 Apr;71(4):461-470
[PubMed ID: 29856134]
Ramly E Stroik B Lauver DR Johnson HM McBride P Steffen Lewicki K Arnason J Bartels CM Assessing Unwanted Variations in Rheumatology Clinic Previsit Rooming. J Clin Rheumatol . 2019 Apr;25(3):e1-e7
[PubMed ID: 29757802]
Haggart RC Bartels CM Smith MA Johnson HM Sociodemographics and hypertension control among young adults with incident hypertension: a multidisciplinary group practice observational study. J Hypertens . 2018 Dec;36(12):2425-2433
[PubMed ID: 30063645]
McCoy SS Mukadam Z Meyer KC Kanne JP Meyer CA Martin MD Sampene E Aesif SW Rice LN Bartels CM Mycophenolate therapy in interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features: a cohort study. Ther Clin Risk Manag . 2018;14:2171-2181
[PubMed ID: 30464490]
Medlin JL Hansen KE McCoy SS Bartels CM Pulmonary manifestations in late versus early systemic lupus erythematosus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Semin Arthritis Rheum . 2018 Oct;48(2):198-204
[PubMed ID: 29550111]
Rebernick R Fahmy L Glover C Bawadekar M Shim D Holmes CL Rademacher N Potluri H Bartels CM Shelef MA DNA Area and NETosis Analysis (DANA): a High-Throughput Method to Quantify Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Fluorescent Microscope Images. Biol Proced Online . 2018;20:7
[PubMed ID: 29618953]
Panyard DJ Ramly E Dean SM Bartels CM Bridging clinical researcher perceptions and health IT realities: A case study of stakeholder creep. Int J Med Inform . 2018 Feb;110:19-24
[PubMed ID: 29331251]
King CC Bartels CM Magnan EM Fink JT Smith MA Johnson HM The importance of frequent return visits and hypertension control among US young adults: a multidisciplinary group practice observational study. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) . 2017 Dec;19(12):1288-1297
[PubMed ID: 28929608]
Petkovic J Barton JL Flurey C Goel N Bartels CM Barnabe C de Wit MPT Lyddiatt A Lacaille D Welch V Boonen A Shea B Christensen R Maxwell LJ Campbell W Jull J Toupin-April K Singh JA Goldsmith CH Sreih AG Pohl C Hofstetter C Beaton DE Buchbinder R Guillemin F Tugwell PS Health Equity Considerations for Developing and Reporting Patient-reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials: A Report from the OMERACT Equity Special Interest Group. J Rheumatol . 2017 Nov;44(11):1727-1733
[PubMed ID: 28202740]
Kleiber Balderrama C Rosenthal AK Lans D Singh JA Bartels CM Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease and Associated Medical Comorbidities: A National Cross-Sectional Study of US Veterans. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) . 2017 Sep;69(9):1400-1406
[PubMed ID: 27898996]