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Robert M. Burkes

Instructor of Clinical

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: Allegheny College
  • Medical Degree: The University of Toledo
  • Residency: University of Louisville
  • Fellowship: University of North Carolina
  • Master's Degree: University of North Carolina Gillings School
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 20160825)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (Certification Date: 20191121)

Specialties

Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary Disease

Asthma

Lung Disease

Airway Disorders

Aspergillosis

Bronchial Disease

Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic Cough

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Dyspnea

Emphysema

Hemoptysis

Histoplasmosis

Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis)

Pleurisy

Pneumonia

Pulmonary Emphysema

Respiration Disorders

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Tract Disease

Respiratory Tract Infections

Shortness of Breath

Thoracic Disease

Triad Asthma

Tuberculosis

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Summary

Dr. Robert Matthew Burkes is an instructor in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Burkes’ clinical interests involve COPD, advanced asthma, asthma-COPD overlap, and alpha-1 antitrypsin disease.
 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Burkes, Robert M; Couper, David J; Barjaktarevic, Igor Z; Cooper, Christopher B; Labaki, Wassim W; Han, Meilan K; Woodruff, Prescott G; Lazarus, Stephen C; Parekh, Trisha M; Paine, Robert; Comellas, Alejandro P; Bowler, Russell P; Loehr, Laura R; Putcha, Nirupama; Wise, Robert A; Brown, Todd T; Drummond, M Bradley 2021. Age-Dependent Associations Between 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Levels and COPD Symptoms: Analysis of SPIROMICS. Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (Miami, Fla.), 8 2, 277-291

Burkes, Robert M; Panos, Ralph J; Borchers, Michael T 2021. How might endotyping guide chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment? Current understanding, knowledge gaps and future research needs. Current opinion in pulmonary medicine, 27 2, 120-124

Burkes, Robert; Osterburg, Andrew; Hwalek, Timothy; Lach, Laura; Panos, Ralph J; Borchers, Michael T 2021. Cytomegalovirus Seropositivity is Associated with Airflow Limitation in a Cohort of Veterans with a High Prevalence of Smoking. Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (Miami, Fla.), ,

Mandru, Rachana; Zhou, Christine Y; Pauley, Rachel; Burkes, Robert M 2021. Considerations for and Mechanisms of Adjunct Therapy in COPD. Journal of clinical medicine, 10 6,

Sanders, Emily C; Burkes, Robert M; Mock, Jason R; Brown, Todd T; Wise, Robert A; Hansel, Nadia N; Liu, Mark C; Drummond, M Bradley 2021. Bronchoalveolar Lavage and Plasma Cathelicidin Response to 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Supplementation: A Pilot Study. Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (Miami, Fla.), 8 3, 371-381

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

Burkes, Robert M; Panos, Ralph J 2020. Ultra Long-Acting ?-Agonists in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Journal of experimental pharmacology, 12 , 589-602

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,

Burkes, Robert; Pfister, Gregory; Guinn, Brian; Cavallazzi, Rodrigo 2017. Opioid overdose leading to intensive care unit admission: Epidemiology and outcomes. Journal of critical care, 37 , 261

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