We feel deeply proud and are hugely honored to welcome our first panelist Professor Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD in our webinar :
“They excel in Medicine and Health Sciences”
The fourth panel of : “On the Way to our Talents in North America” initiative
Thursday 09 March at 18:30 Tunisian Time = French Time
Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD, MSc is a Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Director of the Quantitative Imaging Center, and Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Boston University School of Medicine. He is the Chair of Radiology at the VA Boston Healthcare System.
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.
Before that, Dr. Guermazi spent 12 years in Paris and worked mainly at the prestigious Saint-Louis University Hospital.
Dr. Guermazi’s interest is in musculoskeletal diseases. Of particular note are his scientific contributions in the diagnosis, incidence 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 25 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.
Dr. Guermazi is also interested in Interventional nonvascular radiology and also imaging in Sports Medicine where he is The Expert Radiologist to the International Olympics Committee and Paris Saint-Germain Football team. He is the author of over 650 peer-reviewed PubMed publications, 12 books, over 50 chapters and Investigator on numerous research grants related to MRI reading for Osteoarthritis.
His h-index is 109. He is the recipient of many awards among these the OARSI Excellence in Clinical Research in 2018 and the RSNA Margulis Award for the Best Paper in 2022. He has been invited to lecture in more than 70 countries world-wide.
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“They excel in Medicine and Health Sciences” : Pr. Ali Guermazi