John W. Rachow, MD, PhD

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Primary Office: SE 604-1 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-4629

Education

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Nebraska
MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Nebraska
MD, University of Nebraska School of Medicine
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Nebraska

Resident, Internal Medicine, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
Fellow, Rheumatology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Controlled Substance Certification - Iowa Board of Pharmacy
Federal Controlled Substance Certification - United States Department of Justice
Basic Life Support - American Heart Association
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Boards in Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Boards in Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine

Publications

Butler, K., Greer, C. & McCue, M. (2016). Death by Degrees: Health Threats of Climate Change in Iowa. J. W. Rachow (Eds.) Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Clauben, A., Rosen, A., Pflugbeil, S., Schmitz-Feuerhake, I., Buchholz, B. & Rachow, J. (2016). 5 Years Living With Fukushima: Summary of the health effects of the nuclear catastrophe. C. Thomasson , Y. Hiranuma , A. Wilmen (Eds.) Published jointly by Physicians for Social Responsibility and IPPNW/Germany.

Patterson, J., Wilk, P., Kanter, A. S., Helfand, I., Starr, S. & Rachow, J. (2011). Lessons from Fukushima and Chernobyl for U.S. Public Health.

McCue, M., Deaton, P., Nost, E. & Rachow, J. (2010). Iowa Coal & Health A Preliminary Mapping Study: A Report by the Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Rachow, J., Physicians for Social Responsibility, (2009). Nuclear Power and Public Health: Lessons from Fukushima, Still Dangerously Unprepared. Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Rachow, J. W. (2005). Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders. In E. L. Cobbs , E. H. Duthie , J. B. Murphy (Eds.) Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Geriatric Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine. (6) Blackwell, Madden MA. American Geriatrics Society.

Ryan, L. M., Rachow, J. W., McCarty, B. A. & McCarty, D. J. (1996). Adenosine triphosphate levels in human plasma. The Journal of rheumatology, 23(2), 214-9. PMID: 8882021.

Saag, K. G., Kolluri, S., Koehnke, R. K., Georgou, T. A., Rachow, J. W., Hunninghake, G. W. & Schwartz, D. A. (1996). Rheumatoid arthritis lung disease. Determinants of radiographic and physiologic abnormalities. Arthritis and rheumatism, 39(10), 1711-9. PMID: 8843862.

Burma, M. R., Rachow, J. W., Kolluri, S. & Saag, K. G. (1996). Methotrexate patient education: a quality improvement study. Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association, 9(3), 216-22. PMID: 8971231.

Fife, R. S., Rachow, J. W. & Ryan, L. M. (1994). Synovial fluid and plasma levels of cartilage matrix glycoprotein in arthritis. Calcified tissue international, 55(2), 100-2. PMID: 7953973.

Rachow, J. W. (1994). Crystal-Induced Arthritis.

Derfus, B. A., Rachow, J. W., Mandel, N. S., Boskey, A. L., Buday, M., Kushnaryov, V. M. & Ryan, L. M. (1992). Articular cartilage vesicles generate calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate-like crystals in vitro. Arthritis and rheumatism, 35(2), 231-40. PMID: 1734912.

Ryan, L. M., Rachow, J. W. & McCarty, D. J. (1991). Synovial fluid ATP: a potential substrate for the production of inorganic pyrophosphate. The Journal of rheumatology, 18(5), 716-20. PMID: 1650841.

Wortmann, R. L., Veum, J. A. & Rachow, J. W. (1991). Synovial fluid 5'-nucleotidase activity. Relationship to other purine catabolic enzymes and to arthropathies associated with calcium crystal deposition. Arthritis and rheumatism, 34(8), 1014-20. PMID: 1650220.

Wortmann, R. L., Veum, J. A. & Rachow, J. W. (1989). Purine catabolic enzymes in human synovial fluids. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 253A, 393-8. PMID: 2560334.

Wortmann, R. L., Chowdhury, M. & Rachow, J. W. (1989). ATP-dependent mineralization of hyaline articular cartilage matrix vesicles. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 253A, 81-5. PMID: 2560340.

Rachow, J. W., Ryan, L. M., McCarty, D. J. & Halverson, P. C. (1988). Synovial fluid inorganic pyrophosphate concentration and nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolase activity in basic calcium phosphate deposition arthropathy and Milwaukee shoulder syndrome. Arthritis and rheumatism, 31(3), 408-13. PMID: 2833903.

Rachow, J. W., Ryan, L. M. (1985). Partial characterization of synovial fluid nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolase. Arthritis and rheumatism, 28(12), 1377-83. PMID: 2935159.

Rachow, J. W., Ryan, L. M. (1985). Adenosine triphosphate pyrophosphohydrolase and neutral inorganic pyrophosphatase in pathologic joint fluids. Elevated pyrophosphohydrolase in calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease. Arthritis and rheumatism, 28(11), 1283-8. PMID: 2998408.

Timm, D. C., Rachow, J. W. (1975). Gel-Permeation Chromatography: A Procedure that Corrects for Imperfect Resolution. J POly Sci, 13, 1401-1416.

Timm, D. C., Rachow, J. W. (1974). Description of Polymerization Dynamics by Using Population Density. In H. M. Hurlbut (Eds.) Advances in Chemistry Series, No 133, Chemical Reaction Engineering-II. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.

Desai, R. M., Rachow, J. W. & Timm, D. C. (1974). Collision Breeding: A Function of Crystal, Moments and Degree of Mixing. Am Inst Chem Engr, 20, 43-50.