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 2019 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® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars 102 Patient Ratings 31 Patient Comments × No Rating Available In order to provide the most accurate and useful information on our providers, we only post satisfaction data when a provider has received a minimum of 30 survey responses. 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Close 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) Systemic Vasculitis Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (UCTD) Research Areas Connective Tissue Disorders & Interstitial Lung Diseases Using MSK Ultrasound to improve diagnosis & management of autoimmune rheumatologic disorders Related Clinical Trials New Blood Test to Predict Reaction to Anti-TNF Therapies 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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Provider showed concern 4.7 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.5 Provider included you in decisions 4.7 Confidence in your doctor 4.7 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.7 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– June, 2019 My two NJH physicians are the BEST of the seven physicians caring for me ... and the NJH staff is as good as it gets! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 *Dr. Amigues was fantastic. She gave me information & hope and then she gave me a solution! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 very compassionate, informative, answered questions I had in a very understanding way National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 first visit with the doctor. I felt like I knew her for a long time. I was very impressed with her. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Dr Amigues was very personable and friendly. She spent a lot of time with me talking about my health and my bloodwork. A week ago my visit I got a call from [name] office about a particular blood test and recommended that I call Dr. Amigues. I did and received a call back from her directly. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 She was super! She was sensitive to our needs to get as many tests done as possible in a short time as we came from out of state. I liked the fact that listened to me and my husband! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 *Dr. Amigues is an excellent listener and made me feel valued, not dismissed. I felt that she truly cared about me. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 Dr. Amigues is one of my all-time favorite doctors!! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 would definitely recommend to others, satisfied with my care National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 I'm always in good hands. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 Provider is very knowledgeable and aggressive in the disease treatment. she tells it like it is. show more National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 I am so pleased with my provider, she listens and extremely knowledgeable I would recommend her to anyone with my disease. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2018 Excellent always!!! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2018 First visit with yhis specialist. Appointment in 2 days for follow up. Very impressed so far. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 excellent National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 We are pleased with the provider. We will recommend to our friends National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 DR amegieus is wonderful! I am so lucky to have her for my doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 We ran out of time to discuss a few more questions I had - There was a lot of info to communicate on the first visit. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 Dr. Amigues was so kind and thoughtful. She talked to in terms I could understand. She was genuinely concerned about my wellbeing National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 I'm really impressed with Dr Amigues and her willingness to listen, her compassion and understand, and her ability to work with my other doctors. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 Dr Amigues was great. I feel confident that she will figure out what is going on with me and be able to help me. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 *Dr. Amigues is one of the best doctors I have EVER been cared for by. She has put my faith & trust back into the medical field! Her staff is just as great! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 She was the best that I have ever had! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 Again, I felt a bit hurried, and had meds/refills called in to my pharmacy that I didn't know about. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 I have hope of relief for the first time in years. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 Dr Amigues is the quarterback of my care team. She is amazing and always pushing the standard quo. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 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 Patient– May, 2018 *Dr. Amigues is a wonderful, compassionate, knowledgeable physician. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 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 Patient– January, 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.