Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology

MD, University of Sfax
PhD, Jikei University School of Medicine



Dr. Guermazi is a French board-certified radiologist. Prior to joining Boston University, he was Director of the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group (OARG) at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and then Director of Clinical Research at Synarc, Inc. in San Francisco. Dr. Guermazi interest is musculoskeletal diseases, in particular note are his scientific contributions in the diagnosis and disease progression assessment of osteoarthritis using MRI. His work has focused on identifying structural risk factors for developing and worsening osteoarthritis. Dr. Guermazi had been involved in developing several original and widely accepted radiological methods to assess osteoarthritis disease risk and progression, including the WORMS, BLOKS and MOAKS for the knee, HOAMS for the hip and fixed-flexion radiography for measuring joint space width. Dr. Guermazi has been involved as an MRI reader for the past 14 years in several large U.S. studies including the Health Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) study, the Boston Osteoarthritis Knee study (BOKS), the Multi-center Osteoarthritis STudy (MOST), the Framingham study, Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI), and other large NIH-funded studies, as well as several Pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. He is author of over 275 peer-reviewed publications and Investigator on numerous research grants related to MRI reading for Osteoarthritis.

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Gadolinium Distribution in Rat Brain After Systemic Administration of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents
10/01/2016 - 06/18/2019 (Co-PI)
PI: Lee E. Goldstein, MD, PhD
GE Healthcare, Inc.


Characterizing Electrostatic Interactions Between Glycosaminoglycans and Cationic Small Molecules
03/05/2012 - 01/31/2017 (Co-PI)
PI: Mark Grinstaff, PhD
NIH/National Institutes of Health
5R01GM098361-04

Evaluation of Feasibility of Volume Rad X-Ray Versus Conventional X-Ray and 3.0T MRI in Bi-Lateral Knees in With and Without Osteoarthritis
02/01/2009 - 04/30/2010 (PI)
General Electric Company



Risk of Incident Knee OA and Clinical Outcomes Based on Imaging Biomarkers
09/15/2014 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
University of Arizona NIH-NIAMS

Partial Meniscectomy vs Nonoperative Management in Meniscal Tear with OA: a RCT
08/01/2012 - 07/31/2017 (PI)
Brigham & Women's NIH-NIAMS

Mechanisms and Clinical Importance of Hyperkyphosis: The Framingham Study
09/30/2011 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
Hebrew Rehab C Aged NIH-NIA

Partial meniscectomy vs. nonperative management in meniscal tear with OA: an RCT
09/28/2009 - 09/27/2013 (PI)
Brigham & Women's NIH-NIAMS

Central Reading of Knee MRI in Osteroarthritis Patients
11/01/2008 - 10/31/2011 (PI)
Arthritis Centre of Canada

Osteoartritis Initiave WORMS - BLOKS Comparison Study
04/01/2008 - 10/14/2009 (PI)
Univ of California, San Francisco NIH-NIAMS

Development for a model for the MRI progression of knee osteoarthritis
03/01/2007 - 02/28/2009 (PI)
Arthritis Centre of Canada University of Britis



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Roemer FW, Kwoh CK, Hayashi D, Felson DT, Guermazi A. The role of radiography and MRI for eligibility assessment in DMOAD trials of knee OA. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2018 May 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29752462.
     
  2. MacFarlane LA, Yang H, Collins JE, Guermazi A, Mandl LA, Levy BA, Marx RG, Safran-Norton CE, Losina E, Katz JN. Relationship between patient-reported swelling and MRI-defined effusion-synovitis in patients with meniscus tears and knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 May 04. PMID: 29726627.
     
  3. Haj-Mirzaian A, Guermazi A, Hakky M, Sereni C, Zikria B, Roemer FW, Tanaka MJ, Cosgarea AJ, Demehri S. Tibial tuberosity to trochlear groove distance and its association with patellofemoral osteoarthritis-related structural damage worsening: data from the osteoarthritis initiative. Eur Radiol. 2018 Apr 30. PMID: 29713775.
     
  4. Kim C, Nevitt M, Guermazi A, Niu J, Clancy M, Tolstykh I, Jungmann PM, Lane NE, Segal NA, Harvey WF, Lewis CE, Felson DT. Leg Length Inequality and Hip Osteoarthritis in the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study and the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Apr 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29700988.
     
  5. Lorbergs AL, Allaire BT, Yang L, Kiel DP, Cupples LA, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Travison TG, Bouxsein ML, Anderson DE, Samelson EJ. A longitudinal study of trunk muscle properties and severity of thoracic kyphosis in women and men: The Framingham Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Apr 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29688268.
     
  6. Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Lorbergs AL, Brochin E, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML, Cupples LA, Samelson EJ. A longitudinal study of disc height narrowing and facet joint osteoarthritis at the thoracic and lumbar spine, evaluated by computed tomography: the Framingham Study. Spine J. 2018 Apr 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29679729.
     
  7. Cibere J, Guermazi A, Nicolaou S, Esdaile JM, Thorne A, Singer J, Wong H, Kopec JA, Sayre EC. Association of physical examination knee effusion with bone marrow lesions: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of a population-based cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Apr 12. PMID: 29648685.
     
  8. Haj-Mirzaian A, Guermazi A, Hafezi-Nejad N, Sereni C, Hakky M, Hunter DJ, Zikria B, Roemer FW, Demehri S. Superolateral Hoffa's fat pad (SHFP) oedema and patellar cartilage volume loss: quantitative analysis using longitudinal data from the Foundation for the National Institute of Health (FNIH) Osteoarthritis Biomarkers Consortium. Eur Radiol. 2018 Apr 12. PMID: 29651769.
     
  9. Mihalko SL, Cox P, Beavers DP, Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, Lyles M, Hunter DJ, Eckstein F, Guermazi A, Loeser RF, DeVita P, Messier SP. Effect of intensive diet and exercise on self-efficacy in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis: The IDEA randomized clinical trial. Transl Behav Med. 2018 Apr 04. PMID: 29635402.
     
  10. Jafarzadeh SR, Clancy M, Li JS, Apovian CM, Guermazi A, Eckstein F, Felson DT. Changes in the structural features of osteoarthritis in a year of weight loss. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Jun; 26(6):775-782.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29567521.
     
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Bar chart showing 524 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 52 publications in 2015

YearPublications
19942
19957
19969
19979
19984
19995
20008
20019
200214
200312
200418
20059
200619
200711
200824
200936
201031
201135
201233
201340
201433
201552
201640
201742
201822
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