Rheumatology and Immunology

Michelene Hearth-Holmes, M.D. FACP

Academic Office:Michele Hearth - Holmes, M.D. FACP
MSB 55114 Division of Rheumatology and Immunology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
983025 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE  68198-3025  

Practice Locations:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha VA Medical Center

Education:
1971    B.A. Eckerd College (Florida Presbyterian College), St. Petersburg, FL
1976    M.Ed.  Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
1986    M.D. Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
1989    Internship Emory University Affiliated Hospital, Atlanta, GA Residency
1992     Fellowship Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Rheumatology  Section , Shreveport, LA

Current Hospital and Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, UNMC

Research Interests/Current Research:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Medical Education
Osteoporosis

Selected Publications/Current Publications:
1. Hearth-Holmes M, Murphy PE, Davis TC et al: Literacy in patients with chronic disease: systemic lupus
    erythematosus (SLE) and the reading level of patient education   materials.  J Rheum 24:2335-9, 1997
2. Fuseler, J.W., Hearth-Holmes, M., Grisham, M.B., Kang, D., Laroux, F.S., Wolf,  R.E. 1999.  FK506 
    attenuates developing and established joint inflammation and suppresses interleukin-6 and nitric oxide expression
    in bacterial cell wall-induced polyarthritis.  J Rheum 27:190-99, 2000
3. Petri M, Kim MY, Kalunian KC, Grossman J, Hahn BH, Sammaritano LR, Lockshin M, Merrill, JT, Belmont 
    HM, Askanase AD, McCune WJ, Hearth-Holmes M, et al:  Combined Oral Contraceptives in Women with 
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.  N Engl J Med  353: 2550-8, 2005. 
4. Buyon J, Petri M, Kim M, Kalunian K,Grossman J, Hahn B, Merrill J, Sammaritano L,Lochshin M, Alarcon G, 
    Manzi S, Belmont H, Askanase A, Sigler L, Dooley M, Von Feldt J,McCune W, Friedman A, Wachs J, 
    Cronin M, Hearth-Holmes M, Tan M and Licciardi F.  The Effect of Combined Estrogen and Progesterone 
    Hormone Replacement Therapy on Disease Activity in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Randomized Trial. 
    Ann Int Med 142:953-962,2005.
5. Ahmed MM, Berney SM, Wolf RE, Hearth-Holmes M, et al:  Prevalence of Active Hepatitis C Virus Infection 
    in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.  Am J Med Sci  331 (5):  252-256, 2006. 

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