Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD
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

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

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  1. Kuah D, Sivell S, Longworth T, James K, Guermazi A, Cicuttini F, Wang Y, Craig S, Comin G, Robinson D, Wilson J. Safety, tolerability and efficacy of intra-articular Progenza in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled single ascending dose study. J Transl Med. 2018 Mar 06; 16(1):49. PMID: 29510712.
  2. Guermazi A, Hayashi D, Jarraya M, Crema MD, Bahr R, Roemer FW, Grangeiro J, Budgett RG, Soligard T, Domingues R, Skaf A, Engebretsen L. Sports Injuries at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics: Use of Diagnostic Imaging Services. Radiology. 2018 Feb 26; 171510.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29480758.
  3. Kumar N, Hafezi-Nejad N, Guermazi A, Haj-Mirzaian A, Haugen IK, Roemer FW, Demehri S. Association of Quantitative and Topographic Assessment of Heberden''s Nodes with Knee Osteoarthritis: Data from Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Feb 22. PMID: 29471581.
  4. Kwee RM, Hafezi-Nejad N, Roemer FW, Zikria BA, Hunter DJ, Guermazi A, Demehri S. Association of Mucoid Degeneration of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament at MR Imaging with Medial Tibiofemoral Osteoarthritis Progression at Radiography: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Radiology. 2018 Feb 21; 171565. PMID: 29465334.
  5. Wangensteen A, Guermazi A, Tol JL, Roemer FW, Hamilton B, Alonso JM, Whiteley R, Bahr R. New MRI muscle classification systems and associations with return to sport after acute hamstring injuries: a prospective study. Eur Radiol. 2018 Feb 19. PMID: 29460072.
  6. Roemer FW, Kwoh CK, Fujii T, Hannon MJ, Boudreau RM, Hunter DJ, Eckstein F, John MR, Guermazi A. From early radiographic knee osteoarthritis to joint arthroplasty: Determinants of structural progression and symptoms. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Feb 13. PMID: 29438603.
  7. Serner A, Pope D, Weir A, Tol JL, Thorborg K, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Hölmich P. Infographic. Can standardised clinical examination of athletes with acute groin injuries predict the presence and location of MRI findings? Br J Sports Med. 2018 Feb 09. PMID: 29438958.
  8. Hart HF, Crossley KM, Felson D, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Lewis B, Torner J, Nevitt M, Stefanik JJ. Relation of meniscus pathology to prevalence and worsening of patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis: the multicenter osteoarthritis study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Feb 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29427724.
  9. Hayashi D, Roemer FW, Guermazi A. Imaging of osteoarthritis-recent research developments and future perspective. Br J Radiol. 2018 Jan 19; 20170349. PMID: 29271229.
  10. Hafezi-Nejad N, Demehri S, Guermazi A, Carrino JA. Osteoarthritis year in review 2017: updates on imaging advancements. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Mar; 26(3):341-349. PMID: 29330100.
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