Robert W. Lightfoot, MD

Practice areas

Practice areas

Clinical interests

  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Rheumatology
  • Vasculitis

Robert W. Lightfoot, MD


My name is Robert W. Lightfoot; I received my medical degree from Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn. I then completed a fellowship at Columbia University, New York.

I am board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Rheumatology.

Faculty rank

Professor of Medicine


Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.

Columbia University, New York

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology


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135 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508-2640

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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Lightfoot RW.
    Cost effective use of laboratory tests in rheumatology.
    Bull Rheum Dis. 1997 Oct;46(6):1-3.
  2. Lightfoot RW, Luft BJ, Rahn DW, Steere AC, Sigal LH, Zoschke DC, Gardner P, Britton MC, Kaufman RL.
    Empiric parenteral antibiotic treatment of patients with fibromyalgia and fatigue and a positive serologic result for Lyme disease. A cost-effectiveness analysis.
    Ann Intern Med. 1993 Sep 15;119(6):503-9.
  3. Lightfoot RW.
    Palpable purpura: identifying the cause.
    Hosp Pract (Off Ed). 1992 Dec 15;27(12):39-47.
  4. Lightfoot RW.
    Relevance of outcomes research to the practice of rheumatology.
    Bull Rheum Dis. 1992;41(8):1-3.
  5. Lightfoot RW.
    Churg-Strauss syndrome and polyarteritis nodosa.
    Curr Opin Rheumatol. 1991 Feb;3(1):3-7.

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