Ralf G. Thiele, M.D.

Ralf G. Thiele, M.D.

Contact Information

400 Red Creek Drive, Suite 240
Rochester, NY 14623

Research Bio

Dr. Thiele currently works as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, in the Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Division.
He has trained first in abdominal and thyroid ultrasound starting in 1990 and later specialized in musculoskeletal ultrasound. He was certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound in 1995 in Germany, and again in 2013 with the American College of Rheumatology.
His research interests include sonographic diagnosis and outcomes assessment of crystal arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthropathy.
He has served as chair of the musculoskeletal section of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, chair of the ultrasound task force of the American College of Rheumatology and has developed and chaired educational ultrasound courses at the University of Rochester, Cooper University Hospital, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the American College of Rheumatology.

He has developed imaging algorithms, practice guidelines and certification in musculoskeletal ultrasound with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, OMERACT, and the American College of Rheumatology.

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 28 available »

2016 Jun
Troum OM, Pimienta OL, Olech E, Østergaard M, Thiele R, Seraphine JL, Bruyn GA, Peterfy C. "Proceedings from The 8th Annual International Society for Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatology (ISEMIR) Conference." Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism. 2016 Jun; 45(6):e17-23. Epub 2015 Oct 09.
2016 Feb
Cao K, Mills D, Thiele R, Patwardhan K. "Toward Quantitative Assessment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Volumetric Ultrasound." IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering. 2016 Feb; 63(2):449-58. Epub 2015 Aug 04.
2015 Nov
Terslev L, Gutierrez M, Schmidt WA, Keen HI, Filippucci E, Kane D, Thiele R, Kaeley G, Balint P, Mandl P, Delle Sedie A, Hammer HB, Christensen R, Möller I, Pineda C, Kissin E, Bruyn GA, Iagnocco A, Naredo E, D'Agostino MA, . "Ultrasound as an Outcome Measure in Gout. A Validation Process by the OMERACT Ultrasound Working Group." The Journal of rheumatology. 2015 Nov; 42(11):2177-81. Epub 2015 Sep 01.
2015 Nov
Terslev L, Gutierrez M, Christensen R, Balint PV, Bruyn GA, Delle Sedie A, Filippucci E, Garrido J, Hammer HB, Iagnocco A, Kane D, Kaeley GS, Keen H, Mandl P, Naredo E, Pineda C, Schicke B, Thiele R, D'Agostino MA, Schmidt WA, . "Assessing Elementary Lesions in Gout by Ultrasound: Results of an OMERACT Patient-based Agreement and Reliability Exercise." The Journal of rheumatology. 2015 Nov; 42(11):2149-54. Epub 2015 Oct 15.
2015 Oct
Gutierrez M, Schmidt WA, Thiele RG, Keen HI, Kaeley GS, Naredo E, Iagnocco A, Bruyn GA, Balint PV, Filippucci E, Mandl P, Kane D, Pineda C, Delle Sedie A, Hammer HB, Christensen R, D'Agostino MA, Terslev L, . "International Consensus for ultrasound lesions in gout: results of Delphi process and web-reliability exercise." Rheumatology. 2015 Oct; 54(10):1797-805. Epub 2015 May 13.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Johann-Wolfgang-Goeth University1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Rheumatology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center07/01/2001 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Internal Medicine at Carney Hospital07/01/1999 - 06/27/2001
Internship in Internal Medicine at Carney Hospital06/26/1998 - 06/30/1999
Internship in Internal Medicine at Buerger Hospital07/01/1992 - 06/30/1993