Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD, professor of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and section chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Boston Medical Center (BMC), was appointed a Deputy Editor of the Radiology Editorial Board by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Guermazi is the first faculty member from either institution to take on this role. With this appointment, he will also serve as a member of the Margulis Award for Scientific Excellence Nominating Committee.
Guermazi, who joined both institutions in 2007, also is the director of the Quantitative Imaging Center at BUSM. Prior to his arrival in Boston, he was the director of the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group at the University of California, San Francisco and then the director of clinical research at Synarc, Inc. in San Francisco.
Guermazi has a particular interest in imaging of musculoskeletal diseases, contributing in the diagnosis and disease progression assessment of osteoarthritis using MRI. He has given more than 500 scientific talks in more than 50 countries. He received awards from the French Radiological Society in 1997, the European Society of Radiology in 1998 and the Honored Educator Award from the RSNA in 2012. Guermazi served on the review board for more than 20 journals and has been on the editorial board of European Radiology and Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. He also received the Editor’s Recognition Award, with special distinction, from the RSNA in 2012. He has been an investigator on multiple research grants related to MRI reading for osteoarthritis and has published more than 260 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He was born in Tunisia, spent 12 years living in Paris, and now resides in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Radiology is a leading, monthly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to clinical radiology and allied sciences, owned and published by the RSNA. The RSNA is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 51,000 members from 136 countries across the globe.