Fred Wolfe, MD
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
Queens College, New York B.A.1954-1958
State University of New York M.D. 1962-1966 Medicine
RESEARCH AND/OR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2001 Master – American College of Rheumatology Award
1995-The 1995 Distinguished Rheumatologist Award - American College of Rheumatology
1992- Clinical Professor of Family & Community Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine.
1989- Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine.
1984- Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Wichita State University.
1983- Co-Director, Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Unit, St. Francis Regional Medical Center.
1980-89 Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine.
1979-80 Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine.
1978- Co-Director American Rheumatism Association Medical Information System.
1975-76 Director, Rheumatology Unit Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.
1975-78 Director, Veteran's Administration Hospital Rheumatology Clinic, Wichita, Kansas.
1974- Director, Wichita Arthritis Center, Wichita, Kansas.
1971-73 Director, Internal Medicine Education, St. Joseph Hospital and Rehabilitation Center
1970-71 Resident, Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center.
1968-70 Captain USAF MC Internal Medicine Section
1967-68 Resident, Medicine, State University, Kings County Medical Center, New York.
1966-67 Intern (straight medicine), State University, Kings County Medical Center, New York.
Founder and Co-Director, National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB)
From the Rheumatologist - An official publication from the ACR and the ARHP (April 2008)
"In 1998, Dr. Wolfe established the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB). This database holds information on patients who have various forms of rheumatic disease. NDB is arguably the largest, most comprehensive, and most up-to-date database of its kind in the United States. The NDB is a nonprofit organization whose funding comes mostly from independent research projects for private clients, including pharmaceutical company safety registries. The NDB has several goals: to measure the effectiveness and adverse effects of current and future therapies; to identify factors that influence and predict outcomes—including clinical, genetic, demographic, and psychosocial predictors—and to develop new assessment tools and statistical and epidemiological methods."
For more information on Dr. Wolfe and the NDB:
Recent NDB research
Wolfe F, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Häuser W. Social security work disability and its predictors in patients with fibromyalgia. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Sep;66(9):1354-63. doi: 10.1002/acr.22305. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Häuser W, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Rasker JJ, Russell AS. Fibromyalgia and Physical Trauma: The Concepts We Invent. J Rheumatol. 2014 Aug 1. pii: jrheum.140268. PubMed link
Oude Voshaar MA, Ten Klooster PM, Taal E, Wolfe F, Vonkeman H, Glas CA, van de Laar MA. Linking physical function outcomes in rheumatology: Performance of a crosswalk for converting HAQ scores to SF36 PF-10 scores. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Apr 22. doi: 10.1002/acr.22357. PubMed link
Häuser W, Wolfe F, Henningsen P, Schmutzer G, Brähler E, Hinz A. Untying chronic pain: prevalence and societal burden of chronic pain stages in the general population - a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 2014 Apr 13;14(1):352. PubMed link
Caplan L, Wolfe F, Michaud K, Quinzanos I, Hirsh JM. Health literacy is strongly associated with functional status among rheumatoid arthritis patients: A cross-sectional study. Arthritis Care and Research. 2014 Apr;66(4):508-14. doi: 10.1002/acr.22165. PubMed link
Häuser W, Brähler E, Wolfe F, Henningsen P. Patient Health Questionnaire 15 as a generic measure of severity in fibromyalgia syndrome: surveys with patients of three different settings. J Psychosom Res. 2014 Apr;76(4):307-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.01.009. PubMed link
Rasker JJ, Wolfe F. Letter to the Editor. Pain. 2014 Mar 28. pii: S0304-3959(14)00145-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2014.03.016. PubMed link
Cross M, Smith E, Hoy D, Carmona L, Wolfe F, Vos T, Williams B, Gabriel S, Lassere M, Johns N, Buchbinder R, Woolf A, March L. The global burden of rheumatoid arthritis: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Feb 18. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-204627. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Häuser W. Symptoms, the nature of fibromyalgia, and diagnostic and statistical manual 5 (DSM-5) defined mental illness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. PLoS One. 2014 14;9(2):e88740. PubMed link