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Robert W Klapheke, M.D.
Research Interests: Global health
Dr. Robert W. Klapheke is an instructor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is general internal medicine. Dr. Klapheke serves on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Hospitalist Program.
He earned his M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed the Osler Medical Residency Training Program in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins.
With support from a Center for Global Health grant, Dr. Klapheke has conducted research in Peru to examine the link between the FUT2 enzyme and diseases such as norovirus, E. coli and campylobacter.
- MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine (2014)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2017)
- Pending/Scheduled / Internal Medicine
Research & Publications
Dr. Klapheke has conducted research in Iquitos, Peru, where he worked with subjects and research staff. He collected buccal saliva samples and anthropomorphic data to assess the association of the enzyme FUT2, which helps secrete ABO antigens on the gut lining of some people with diseases with particular enteropathogens. These diseases include norovirus, E. coli and campylobacter.