Jean W. Liew, MD MS
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, University of Texas Medical Branch
MS, University of Washington
BA, University of Texas at Austin
BS, University of Texas at Austin

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Jean Liew graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Biology and English and went on to earn her MD at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She then relocated to the Pacific Northwest to complete an Internal Medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR followed by rheumatology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She concurrently earned an M.S. in Epidemiology through the University of Washington School of Public Health. During her fellowship, the primary focus of her research was in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), specifically AS, and cardiovascular comorbidity.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Rheumatology at BU, where her clinical research currently focuses on knee osteoarthritis and axSpA. Additionally, as a member of the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance (GRA) and a member of its Steering Committee, she has led multiple projects relating to data collection, analysis, and dissemination of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with rheumatic disease.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Within the Section of Rheumatology, I have helped lead monthly discussions for JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) with involvement from faculty, staff, and trainees in both the clinical and research spheres. Through my clinical care at BMC and my research in rheumatology (including with the Global Rheumatology Alliance), I have become more thoughtful about what it means to be an advocate and an ally, especially to those who have historically not been well-represented in clinical research. As a first generation college graduate myself, I aim to continue mentorship and sponsorship of other first generation students and trainees in order to pay it forward.

Boston University
Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center

The 2022 SAA/Jane Bruckel Early Career Investigator in AxSpA Award
01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025 (PI)
Spondylitis Association of America

The impact of axial spondyloarthritis treatment on chronic opioid use
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025 (PI)
Rheumatology Research Foundation

The Impact of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Use on Cardiovascular Events in Ankylosing Spondylitis
07/01/2020 - 07/30/2024 (PI)
SpondyloArthritis Research and Treatment Network

The impact of ankylosing spondylitis treatment on cardiovascular risk and events
06/10/2020 - 06/10/2022 (PI)
Pfizer, Inc.


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  1. Liew JW, Turkiewicz A, Roemer FW, Frobell RB, Felson D, Englund M. Diagnostic accuracy of candidate MRI knee osteoarthritis definitions versus radiograph in an acute anterior cruciate ligament injury cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Oct 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37781746
  2. George N, Liew JW, Dubreuil M. The role of upadacitinib for the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis. Immunotherapy. 2023 Oct; 15(15):1227-1237.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37675498
  3. Yazdany J, Ware A, Wallace ZS, Bhana S, Grainger R, Hachulla E, Richez C, Cacoub P, Hausmann JS, Liew JW, Sirotich E, Jacobsohn L, Strangfeld A, Mateus EF, Hyrich KL, Gossec L, Carmona L, Lawson-Tovey S, Kearsley-Fleet L, Schaefer M, Ribeiro SLE, Al-Emadi S, Hasseli R, Müller-Ladner U, Specker C, Schulze-Koops H, Bernardes M, Machado Fraga V, Rodrigues AM, Sparks JA, Ljung L, Di Giuseppe D, Tidblad L, Wise L, Duarte-García A, Ugarte-Gil MF, Colunga-Pedraza IJ, Martínez-Martínez MU, Alpizar-Rodriguez D, Xavier RM, Isnardi CA, Pera M, Pons-Estel G, Izadi Z, Gianfrancesco MA, Carrara G, Scirè CA, Zanetti A, Machado PM. Impact of Risk Factors on COVID-19 Outcomes in Unvaccinated People with Rheumatic Diseases. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Aug 29. PMID: 37643903
  4. Maheswaranathan M, Miller B, Ung N, Sinha R, Harrison C, Egeli BH, Degirmenci HB, Sirotich E, Liew JW, Grainger R, Chock EY. Patient perspectives on telemedicine use in rheumatology during the COVID-19 pandemic: survey results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance. Clin Rheumatol. 2023 Aug 08. PMID: 37552351
  5. Coler-Reilly A, Graef ER, Kim AHJ, Liew JW, Putman MS, Sattui SE, Young KJ, Sparks JA. Erratum to "Social media for research discourse, dissemination, and collaboration in rheumatology". Rheumatol Immunol Res. 2023 Jun; 4(2):107-108.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37637225; PMCID: PMC10457546; DOI: 10.2478/rir-2023-0017;
  6. Brooks J, Montgomery A, Dalbeth N, Sapsford M, Ngan Kee R, Cooper A, Quincey V, Bhana S, Gore-Massy M, Hausmann J, Liew J, Machado PM, Sufka P, Sirotich E, Robinson P, Wallace Z, Yazdany J, Grainger R. Omicron variant infection in inflammatory rheumatological conditions - outcomes from a COVID-19 naive population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Lancet Reg Health West Pac. 2023 Sep; 38:100843. PMID: 37520279; PMCID: PMC10372177; DOI: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2023.100843;
  7. Liew JW, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Lynch J, Wang N, Rabasa G, Jafarzadeh SR, Nevitt M, Torner J, Lewis CE, Felson DT, Neogi T. Relation of intra-articular mineralization to knee pain in knee osteoarthritis: A longitudinal analysis in the MOST Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2023 Jul 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37410792
  8. Merjanah S, Liew JW, Bihn J, Fillmore NR, Brophy MT, Do NV, Dubreuil M. Trends in Fracture Rates Over Two Decades Among Veterans With Ankylosing Spondylitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Jun 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37308459
  9. Liew JW, King LK, Mahmoudian A, Wang Q, Atkinson HF, Flynn DB, Appleton CT, Englund M, Haugen IK, Lohmander LS, Runhaar J, Neogi T, Hawker G. A scoping review of how early-stage knee osteoarthritis has been defined. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2023 Sep; 31(9):1234-1241.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37225053; PMCID: PMC10528892; DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2023.04.015;
  10. Liew JW, Rabasa G, LaValley M, Collins J, Stefanik J, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Lewis CE, Nevitt M, Torner J, Felson D. Development of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based Definition of Knee Osteoarthritis: Data From the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2023 Jul; 75(7):1132-1138.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36693143; PMCID: PMC10361157; DOI: 10.1002/art.42454;
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2019 ACR Distinguished Fellow
2018-2019 ACR Knowledge Bowl winner
2017 Housestaff Teaching Award
2017 Internal Medicine Excellence in Scholarship Award
2017 John A. Benson Humanism Award
2016 OHSU Golden ROSE Award
2016 OHSU President’s Award nominee
2016 Housestaff Teaching Award
2016 Thomas J. and Nancy Fitzgerald Stack Award
2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Scholarship
2015 Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center PROMISE Award
2014 American Medical Women’s Association: Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation
2014 William L. Marr Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha
2012 Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students
2008 Phi Beta Kappa
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axial spondyloarthritis
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