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.

Section Chief
Boston University School of Medicine
Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology

Assistant Dean
Boston University School of Medicine
Diversity & Multicultural Affairs


Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Rheumatology


2014 100th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA: Scientific Exhibit Award
2013 14th Annual EULAR Meeting: Abstract Awards in Clinical Science
2012 Radiological Society of North America: Honored Educator Award
2012 98th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA: Scientific Exhibit Award
2011 97th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA: Scientific Exhibit Award
2010 96th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA: Scientific Exhibit Award
2009 95th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA: Scientific Exhibit Award
2008 94th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA: Scientific Exhibit Award
2005 17th European Congress of Radiology: Scientific Exhibit Award
2000 The Republic of Congo: Legion of Honor
2000 14th European Congress of Radiology: Scientific Exhibit Award
1998 46th French Congress of Radiology: Special Mention of the Scientific Exhibit
1997 Prizewinner of the European Association of Radiology Exchange Program
1997 10th European Congress of Radiology: Scientific Exhibit Award
1997 Prizewinner of the Visiting Scholar Program of the French Society of Radiology
1996 82nd Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA: Scientific Exhibit Award
1995 Robert Coliez Award of the Scientific Exhibit


Gadolinium Distribution in Rat Brain After Systemic Administration of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents
10/01/2016 - 10/01/2019 (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 (Multi-PI)
PI: Ali Guermazi, MD, 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



Tracking Treatable Tissues: Change in qMRI Biomarkers and Future Cartilage Loss
09/15/2017 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
University of Arizona NIH-NIAMS
5R01AR071409-03

Risk of Incident Knee OA and Clinical Outcomes Based on Imaging Biomarkers
09/15/2014 - 07/31/2020 (PI)
University of Arizona NIH-NIAMS
5R01AR066601-05

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. Chang GH, Felson DT, Qiu S, Guermazi A, Capellini TD, Kolachalama VB. Correction to: Assessment of knee pain from MR imaging using a convolutional Siamese network. Eur Radiol. 2020 Jul 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32700018
     
  2. Sayre EC, Esdaile JM, Kopec JA, Singer J, Wong H, Thorne A, Guermazi A, Nicolaou S, Cibere J. Specific manifestations of knee osteoarthritis predict depression and anxiety years in the future: Vancouver Longitudinal Study of Early Knee Osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Jul 16; 21(1):467. PMID: 32677938
     
  3. Roemer FW, Kraines J, Aydemir A, Wax S, Hochberg MC, Crema MD, Guermazi A. Evaluating the structural effects of intra-articular sprifermin on cartilage and non-cartilaginous tissue alterations, based on sqMRI assessment over 2 years. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 Jun 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32619609
     
  4. Roemer FW, Eckstein F, Duda G, Guermazi A, Maschek S, Sharma L, Wirth W. Is Laminar Cartilage Composition as Determined by T2 Relaxometry Associated with Incident and Worsening of Cartilage or Bone Marrow Abnormalities? Cartilage. 2020 Jun 12; 1947603520932197. PMID: 32527154
     
  5. Li S, Schwartz AV, LaValley MP, Wang N, Desai N, Sun X, Neogi T, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Segal N, Felson D. Association of Visceral Adiposity With Pain but Not Structural Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Jul; 72(7):1103-1110.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32039565
     
  6. Roemer FW, Demehri S, Omoumi P, Link TM, Kijowski R, Saarakkala S, Crema MD, Guermazi A. State of the Art: Imaging of Osteoarthritis-Revisited 2020. Radiology. 2020 Jul; 296(1):5-21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32427556
     
  7. Berenbaum F, Blanco FJ, Guermazi A, Miki K, Yamabe T, Viktrup L, Junor R, Carey W, Brown MT, West CR, Verburg KM. Response to: 'Use of tanezumab for patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis with reference to a randomised clinical trial by Berenbaum and colleagues' by Riddle and Perera. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 May 18. PMID: 32424029
     
  8. Roemer FW, Collins JE, Neogi T, Crema MD, Guermazi A. Association of knee OA structural phenotypes to risk for progression: a secondary analysis from the Foundation for National Institutes of Health Osteoarthritis Biomarkers study (FNIH). Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 May 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32433936
     
  9. Voinier D, Neogi T, Stefanik JJ, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Thoma LM, Master H, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Torner J, White DK. Using Cumulative Load to Explain How Body Mass Index and Daily Walking Relate to Worsening Knee Cartilage Damage Over Two Years: The MOST Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 06; 72(6):957-965.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31785075
     
  10. Collins JE, Losina E, Marx RG, Guermazi A, Jarraya M, Jones MH, Levy BA, Mandl LA, Martin SD, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Katz JN. Early Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based Changes in Patients With Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis: Eighteen-Month Data From a Randomized Controlled Trial of Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Versus Physical Therapy. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 05; 72(5):630-640.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30932360
     
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Bar chart showing 616 publications over 27 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
201848
201937
202029


Could a new treatment which extracts fat cells from the tummy and injects them into aching joints be the bees knees?

Daily Mail 11/25/2019

Steroid Injections May Not Be the Arthritis Cure-All That You Think

Runners World 10/28/2019

Could a Common Treatment for Joint Pain Do More Harm Than Good?

CBC 10/19/2019

Study: Steroid Injections May Lead to More Long-Term Harm Than Previously Thought

WHDH 10/17/2019

Steroid Injections May Lead to More Long-Term Harm Than Previously Thought, New Study Says

CNN 10/17/2019

A Warning on Steroids for Joint Pain

The Atlantic 10/17/2019

Concerns Rise About Possible Complications From Steroid Injections For Hip And Knee Arthritis

WBUR 10/17/2019

Joint Pain Treatment Causing More Damage

CTV News 10/16/2019

Common Joint Pain Treatment Dubbed 'Unsafe By Experts'

Medical Daily 10/16/2019

Joint Injections: Are They Worth the Risk?

MedPageToday 10/15/2019

Steroid Shots for Painful Joints May Make It Worse

WebMD 10/15/2019

Common joint pain treatment may be more harmful than thought

NBC News 10/15/2019

Steroid injections given to tens of thousands of arthritis patients to relieve them of their pain ‘may actually ACCELERATE their crippling condition’

Daily Mail 10/15/2019

Regular Joint Torment Treatment Might be More Unsafe Than the Idea

Infuse News 10/15/2019

Steroid Shots for Painful Joints May Make Matters Worse

HealthDay 10/15/2019

‘Not as Safe as We Thought’: Radiological Researchers Cast Doubt on Common Joint Treatment

Radiology Business 10/15/2019
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Imaging in Osteoarthritis
Imaging of Articular Cartilage
Imaging of Cartilage Repair
Musculoskeletal diseases
Osteoarthritis