Isabelle Amigues, MD, MS, RhMSUS Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Isabelle Amigues, MD, is a rheumatologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Amigues is in the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Medicine. Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology 5280 Top Doctors 2021 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars 157 Patient Ratings 52 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Specialties & Conditions Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA) Gout Lupus Myositis (Polymyositis / Dermatomyositis) Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Scleroderma / Systemic Sclerosis (SSC) Sjögren's Syndrome (SS) Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (UCTD) Vasculitis Research Areas Connective Tissue Disorders & Interstitial Lung Diseases Using MSK Ultrasound to improve diagnosis & management of autoimmune rheumatologic disorders Special Interests My research is focused on evaluating new approaches to better understand and treat patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am particularly interested in the interface between Rheumatoid Arthritis and lung disease. I treat a wide range of autoimmune disorders. I have a special interest in treating patients that develop lung manifestations of their autoimmune disorders. In addition to treating rheumatologic conditions, I offer a procedure and Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound clinic once a week. During these clinics, I often see patients that are referred by other rheumatologists as well as other specialists to perform diagnostic and therapeutic evaluation and procedures which may require the use of ultrasound. Education Education 2005 - 2011 Faculte de Medecine de Pierre Benite, Universite Claude Bernard (Lyon, France), Doctor of Medicine, Specialty Rheumatology 2001 - 2006 Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI University (Paris, France), Master of Sciences 1997 - 2005 Saint Antoine Medical School, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI University (Paris, France), Medical School Diploma Internships 2011 - 2014 St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Mount Sinai Health System (New York, NY), Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine Residency 2005 - 2011 Hospices Civils de Lyon (Lyon, France), Internal Medicine & Rheumatology Fellowship 2014 New-York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center (New York, NY), Rheumatology Board Certification 2014: Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 2016: Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Rheumatology 2018: Diplomate of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology (RhMSUS) Professional Memberships 2018- Present: The American College of Rheumatology Committee on Communications and Marketing 2015-2017: Elected Member, The Fellow Subcommittee and The American College of Rheumatology Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest 2014-Present: The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2011-2014: The American College of Physicians (ACP) 2008-2011: The European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) 2006-2011: The National French Internal Medicine Society (SNFMI) Publications Myocardial Inflammation, Measured Using 18‐Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography‐Computed Tomography (FDG PET‐CT) is Associated with Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Morgenstern R, Amigues I, Giles JT, Bathon JM, Bokhari S Serial F-18 FDG PET to Track Coronary Artery Inflammation in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Jan. Perel-Winkler A, Belokovskaya R, Amigues I, Larusso M, Hussain N. A Case of Docetaxel induced myositis and review of the literature. Case Rep Rheumatol. 2015 Jul. Lusa AL, Amigues I, Kramer HR, Dam TT, Giles JT. Indicators of walking speed in rheumatoid arthritis: relative influence of articular, psychosocial, and body composition characteristics. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Jan. Lee YJ, Zheng J, Kolitsopoulos Y, Chung D, Amigues I, Son T, Choo K, Hester J, Giralt SA, Glezerman IG, Jakubowski AA, Papanicolaou GA. Relationship of BK polyoma virus (BKV) in the urine with hemorrhagiccystitis and renal function in recipients of T Cell-depleted peripheral blood and cord blood stem cell transplantations. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Aug. Pan N, Amigues I, Lyman S, Duculan R, Aziz F, Crow M, Kirou K. A surge in anti-dsDNA titer predicts a severe lupus flare within six months. Lupus. 2013 Dec. 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Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.270.2130 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.7 Friendliness 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.6 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.6 Provider included you in decisions 4.7 Confidence in your doctor 4.7 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.6 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 I find Dr. Amiques to be one of the best physicians that I have seen at National Jewish. She is so thorough and comprehensive that I have the utmost confidence in her. I feel grateful to be able to be a patient in her care. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 She is definitely an asset to your team, she spent time with me and listened to all my medical history, I didn't feel like she was rushed to see her next patient, and she was willing to take the extra step to follow up with my main doctors. Empathic and exceeded my expectations National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 I'm completely satisfied with Isabelle Amigues! In the short time I have been her patient, I feel the best I have since my diagnosis! I've recommended National Jewish to many people! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Amigues is excellent! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Dr. Amigues has seriously changed my life. The treatment she has given me and the medications she prescribed are giving me a quality of life I have not had in years. She makes me cry happy tears! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 I love seeing Dr. Imugues. She's very attentive and really takes care of me National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Dr. Amigues is outstanding! All aspects of her care are excellent including her listening and communication National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Best rheumatologist I have ever had in 5 different cities. Clear and caring. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Dr. Amigues has been wonderful. I came to her in "crisis" and with some very complex issues. She has walked with me throughout my complex medical. I highly recommend her. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Dr Amigues is fantastic. I cannot say enough nice things about her. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Dr. Isabella Amigues is the best! I am very fortunate to have her has my Rheumatologist. show more National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 What I liked about *Dr. Amigues is that she had me explain back to her what I learned in this visit to make sure I understood fully what was discussed. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 I couldn't ask for better or more professional care. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Dr Amigues is great and happy I moved my needs to her practice National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Doctor was very personable and thorough! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 I am so glad to have Isabelle Amigues as my Rheumatologist! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr. Amiges is an amazing physician and person. My husband always comes to my appointments.. We appreciate her expertise and compassion; and truly value her friendship. She is a one of a kind physician and has kept me grounded and hopeful through one of the worst experiences of my life. You are lucky to have her! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 I love this doctor! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Dr Amigues is very thorough, caring, professional and she is just an angel!!!! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 I wish all my doctors would be as candid and gracious as Dr. Amiques. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 She talked down to me, as If I wasn't smart enough to understand a medicala summary. She talked at me, not to me. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 My appointment went very well. I like the doctor a lot. I feel that I am in good hands now. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 My fav. . . MD. She checks all the boxes. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 *Dr. Amigues is an outstanding dr./specialist. She sincerely cares about my health. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Dr. Amigues is an excellent physician! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 the appointment with Dr Amigues was a very positive and constructive. I really liked how she took the time to explain every component of how the path will go. She is very passionate about her job and it shows. Very happy to have met her National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 great experience with tele health apt National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Dr. Amigus is amazing. She listens! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 I am thankful to National Jewish Health and my provider accommodating patients with virtual care. Rheumatology does not require an in-person visit to follow up with a patient to provide adequate follow up and discussing care plans. I was able to have a timely appointment with my provider to discuss symptoms and become educated in additional ways to manage my symptoms. My provider offered an in person visit if I felt I needed one. I am very happy with the process. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 My care from *Dr. Amigues is excellent. She is thorough, thoughtful, patient & compassionate. I am extremely grateful, & fortunate, that she is my doctor. NJH is also fortunate to have her on staff. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 Dr. Amiques is extremely caring, very thorough and I 100% trust her. She is a blessing! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 DR Amigues is wonderful, very caring and knowledgeable, concerned about my health. Treats me as partner in choosing best path for my health National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 She is my quarterback for my complicated care and is amazing. Always willing to listen to my thoughts about disease, and treatment. If she leaves I will follow:) National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 I almost always feel hurried through my visit. I also feel like my provider has her opinions & protocols & doesn't like _____ to my questions & concerns. [PHI] National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Excellent visit! Very impressed w/ Dr. Amigues! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 I feel VERY fortunate to receive care from *Dr. Amigues. [unrelated comment]. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Dr. Amigues is the best! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Dr Amigues was fantastic! I was very impressed with her, for knowledge and her level of concern. I am very excited to be working with her and appreciative! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 We have a long term working relationship. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Dr Amigues has been fantastic as a medical provider and caregiver. I appreciate everything that she has done to direct my care. I have experienced great improvement in my overall health with her as my physician. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 My care with *Dr. I. Amigues is excellent. She goes far beyond my expectations to help me improve my health. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 the Dr provided a very quickly explained plan of action. l hesitated to complete this survey as the initial visit w/Dr was fairly good, [off topic] & the Dr's plan fell apart quite a bit. Communication & f/u has been terribly frustrating National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 My experience with Dr. Amigues is supportive, always pleasant, and informative. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Amigues was fantastic. I came to National Jewish for a second opinion but I intend on continuing my care with Dr. Amigues for as long as I need because she seemed to understand my concerns about [my condition], allayed my fears [phi], but at the same time gave me suggestions on ways to improve my diet, etc. to try and prevent further inflammatory issues. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 I couldn't ask for better than Dr Amigues. Not enough words to express her passion for patient care and allowing and encouraging patients to advocate for themselves. Main reason for me being at NJH. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 She was great. She expalined things very clearly. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Really nice doctor - Very knowledgeable. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 *Dr. Amigues is respectful and listens well. She explains things thoroughly in an easy to understand manner. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr. Amigues is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. She is incredibly friendly, caring, compassionate and listened intently to me. She ordered comprehensive follow up studies to get to the root of my problem. I truly believe she has my best interests at heart. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 She is a great doctor!!! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable & caring, bit she is very easy to speak with. I hope she will stay at NJH for a long time. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 In all of the areas stated above, I would give Dr. Amigues higher scores than are given. She is an excellent source of knowledge, compassion and availability. She is appreciated by my husband and I more than we have words. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Very good provider, knowledgeable and willing to work w/pt.