Isabelle Amigues
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Isabelle Amigues, MD, is a rheumatologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Amigues is in the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Medicine.

Research AreasResearch 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
Faculte de Medecine de Pierre Benite, Universite Claude Bernard (Lyon, France), Doctor of Medicine, Specialty Rheumatology
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI University (Paris, France), Master of Sciences
Saint Antoine Medical School, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI University (Paris, France), Medical School Diploma
Internships
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Mount Sinai Health System (New York, NY), Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
Residency
Hospices Civils de Lyon (Lyon, France), Internal Medicine & Rheumatology
Fellowship
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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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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Provider showed concern
4.7

Friendliness
4.9

Spoke using clear language
4.8

Provider explained things clearly
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
4.7
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
She may be the best provider I've seen for any condition in my life. Empathy, competence and incredible intuition. she understands my health goals and how to help me get there.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
*Dr. Amigues consulted with [provider] during my appt. - very comforting. *Dr. Amigues is wonderful, clearly very knowledgeable in her field. I had a very good visit - VERY helpful!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
*Dr. Amigues is a wonderful, compassionate, knowledgeable physician.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
Dr Amegiz (sp) is very pleasant and knows her field. However, she always acts like she is in a hurry and I don't feel she really listens to me. It can be like talking to a knowable tornado. I respect that she has values and opinions but really do not like her trying to impose them on me. She is very much the doctor knows best and the patient needs to follow. She does care and loves the work. I feel she is ambitious, and sometimes that gets in the way of her being a really good doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
I had to search for a rheumatologist who takes Medicare. I wish I had found NJH and *Dr. Amigues several years ago to help me with my complex [CONDITION] problems. She did an extraordinary job giving [TREATMENT], far superior and with much better technology - an ultrasound, then other doctors.