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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

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Garg S Bartels CM Hansen KE Zhong W Huang Y Semanik MG Smith M Panzer SE High Burden of Premature Arteriosclerosis on Renal Biopsy Results in Incident Lupus Nephritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) . 2021 Mar;73(3):394-401
[PubMed ID: 31909878]
Ezeh N McKown T Garg S Bartels CM Smoking exposure in pack-years predicts cutaneous manifestations and damage in systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus . 2021 Feb 24;:961203321995257
[PubMed ID: 33626970]
McKown T Schletzbaum M Unnithan R Wang X Ezeh N Bartels CM The effect of smoking on cumulative damage in systemic lupus erythematosus: An incident cohort study. Lupus . 2021 Jan 20;:961203320988603
[PubMed ID: 33470148]
Garg S Raval AN Hansen KE Zhong W Huang Y Smith M Panzer SE Bartels CM Renal Arteriosclerosis Strongly Associated Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Lupus Nephritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) . 2021 Jan 9;
[PubMed ID: 33421305]
Sheehy AM Powell WR Kaiksow FA Buckingham WR Bartels CM Birstler J Yu M Bykovskyi AG Shi F Kind AJH Thirty-Day Re-observation, Chronic Re-observation, and Neighborhood Disadvantage. Mayo Clin Proc . 2020 Dec;95(12):2644-2654
[PubMed ID: 33276837]
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]
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]