Ian M Ward


Major, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology
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2010 MD Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
2006 BS University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


Dr. Ward began his military service through the Army ROTC program at the University of Notre Dame. After completion of his undergraduate degree at Notre Dame and his medical degree at Tulane University, Dr. Ward performed an Internal Medicine Residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He remained as an academic internist at SAMMC, helping teach medical students, interns, and residents before entering into the Rheumatology fellowship at SAMMC. While a fellow, he made his mark in the research world by publishing multiple articles and heading an original IRB approved research project studying the ultrasonographic features of the posterior tibialis and peroneus brevis tendons in healthy subjects and subjects with inflammatory arthritis. He received further training in musculoskeletal ultrasound through USSONAR of which he remains a member. Currently, he is practicing at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Staff Rheumatologist, Rheumatology Service, Department of Medicine, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany 2016 - present

Academic Internist, Department of Medicine, SAMMC, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 2013-14


Ward I, Kissin E, Kaeley G, Scott J, Newkirk M, Hill E, Hildebrand B, Kohler M, Lospinoso J, Higgs J. “Ultrasound Features of the Posterior Tibialis Tendon and Peroneus Brevis Tendon Entheses: A Comparison Study between Healthy Adults and Inflammatory Arthritis.” Arthritis Care Res. 2016. PMID 27998042

Ward I, Hiles P, Arroyo R, Downs W, Bell D. “Digital Pulp Ulcerations and Inverse Gottron Papules in MDA5-related Dermatomyositis.” J Clin Rheumatol. 2016;22(5)274-275. PMID 27464773

Ward IM, Schmidt TW, Lappan C, Battafarano DF. “How Critical is Tele-Medicine to the Rheumatology Workforce?” Arthritis Care Res. 2016;68(10):1387-9. PMID 26866514

Ward IM, Scott JN, Mansfield LT, Battafarano DF. “Dual Energy Computed Tomography Demonstrating Destructive Pseudogout of the Distal Radioulnar Joint Mimicking Tophaceous Gout on Radiography.” J Clin Rheumatol. 2015;21(6):314-317. PMID 26267716

Ward IM, Mortensen EM, Battafarano DF, Frei CR, Mansi I. “Association of Statins and Risk of Fractures in a Military Health System: a Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.” Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2014;48(11):1406-14. PMID 25070396

Ward IM, Fewell AE, Ferraro DM, Morris MJ. “Concurrent Acute Motor and Sensory Axonal Neuropathy and Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura.” Military Medicine. 2013;178(3):e367-e371. PMID: 23707127

Ward IM, Ali SK. "Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Presenting as Febrile Pancytopenia." Federal Practioner. 2012;29:31-33.