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Robert Burkes, MD, MSCR

Instructor of Clinical

Instructor - Clinical

COM IM Pulmonary Division

  • : University of NC
  • Masters of Science: University of NC, Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • : University of NC
  • : University of Louisville
  • : The University of Toledo College of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • B.S.: Allegheny College
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08/25/2016)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (Certification Date: 11/21/2019)

Clinical Interest

Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Disease


Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine

Contact Information
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • MSB Room 6167, Mail Location 0564
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-4831
  • Fax 513-558-4858
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Burkes, Robert M; Ceppe, Agathe S; Couper, David J; Comellas, Alejandro P; Wells, J Michael; Peters, Stephen P; Criner, Gerard J; Kanner, Richard E; Paine, Robert; Christenson, Stephanie A; Cooper, Christopher B; Barjaktarevic, Igor Z; Krishnan, Jerry A; Labaki, Wassim W; Han, MeiLan K; Curtis, Jeffrey L; Hansel, Nadia N; Wise, Robert A; Drummond, M Bradley 2020. Plasma Cathelicidin is Independently Associated with Reduced Lung Function in COPD: Analysis of the Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study Cohort. Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (Miami, Fla.), 7 4, 370-381

Burkes, Robert M; Ceppe, Agathe S; Doerschuk, Claire M; Couper, David; Hoffman, Eric A; Comellas, Alejandro P; Barr, R Graham; Krishnan, Jerry A; Cooper, Christopher; Labaki, Wassim W; Ortega, Victor E; Wells, J Michael; Criner, Gerard J; Woodruff, Prescott G; Bowler, Russell P; Pirozzi, Cheryl S; Hansel, Nadia N; Wise, Robert A; Brown, Todd T; Drummond, M Bradley 2020. Associations Among 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels, Lung Function, and Exacerbation Outcomes in COPD: An Analysis of the SPIROMICS Cohort. Chest, 157 4, 856-865

Mathioudakis, Alexander G; Sivapalan, Pradeesh; Papi, Alberto; Vestbo, Jørgen 2020. The DisEntangling Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Disease Exacerbations clinical trials NETwork (DECODE-NET): rationale and vision. The European respiratory journal, 56 1,

Burkes, Robert M; Astemborski, Jacquie; Lambert, Allison A; Brown, Todd T; Wise, Robert A; Kirk, Gregory D; Drummond, M Bradley 2019. Plasma cathelicidin and longitudinal lung function in current and former smokers. PloS one, 14 2, e0212628

Burkes, Robert M; Drummond, Michael B 2019. Initiating drug therapy in early stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: does it impact the course and outcome? Current opinion in pulmonary medicine, 25 2, 132-137

Wells, J Michael; Xing, Dongqi; Viera, Liliana; Burkes, Robert M; Wu, Yixin; Bhatt, Surya P; Dransfield, Mark T; Couper, David J; O'Neal, Wanda; Hoffman, Eric A; Gaggar, Amit; Barjaktarevic, Igor; Curtis, Jeffrey L; Labaki, Wassim W; Han, Mei Lan K; Freeman, Christine M; Putcha, Nirupama; Schlange, Thomas; Blalock, J Edwin 2019. The matrikine acetyl-proline-glycine-proline and clinical features of COPD: findings from SPIROMICS. Respiratory research, 20 1, 254

Burkes, Robert M; Donohue, James F 2018. An Update on the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease 2017 Guidelines With a Focus on Classification and Management of Stable COPD. Respiratory care, 63 6, 749-758

Burkes, Robert M; Gassett, Amanda J; Ceppe, Agathe S; Anderson, Wayne; O'Neal, Wanda K; Woodruff, Prescott G; Krishnan, Jerry A; Barr, R Graham; Han, MeiLan K; Martinez, Fernando J; Comellas, Alejandro P; Lambert, Allison A; Kaufman, Joel D; Dransfield, Mark T; Wells, J Michael; Kanner, Richard E; Paine, Robert; Bleecker, Eugene R; Paulin, Laura M; Hansel, Nadia N; Drummond, M Bradley 2018. Rural Residence and COPD Exacerbations: Analysis of the SPIROMICS Cohort. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, ,

Burkes, Robert M; Mkorombindo, Takudzwa; Chaddha, Udit; Bhatt, Alok; El-Kersh, Karim; Cavallazzi, Rodrigo; Kubiak, Nancy 2018. Impact of Quality Improvement on Care of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients in an Internal Medicine Resident Clinic. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland), 6 3,

Pfister, Gregory J; Burkes, Robert M; Guinn, Brian; Steele, Jacquelene; Kelley, Robert R; Wiemken, Timothy L; Saad, Mohamed; Ramirez, Julio; Cavallazzi, Rodrigo 2016. Opioid overdose leading to intensive care unit admission: Epidemiology and outcomes. Journal of critical care, 35 , 29-32

McGrady, Angele; Burkes, Robert; Badenhop, Dalynn; McGinnis, Ron 2014. Effects of a brief intervention on retention of patients in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, 39 3-4, 163-70

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Department of Anesthesiology

Medical Sciences Building
Room 3502
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670531
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0531

Mail Location: 0531
Phone: 513-558-2402
Fax: 513-558-0995