Tuhina Neogi Named Rheumatology Section Chief

Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, has been named chief of the section of rheumatology, in the department of medicine at BU School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC).

Dr. Neogi leads an internationally known research team focused on knee osteoarthritis and gout, pain mechanisms in osteoarthritis and methodologic issues in rheumatic diseases. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles.

She serves on a number of national and international committees and organizations, including treatment guideline and FDA committees. Her work has been supported continuously by the National Institutes of Health as well as national foundations.

Dr. Neogi is a recipient of the prestigious Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology, the Young Investigator Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and the Robert Dawson Evans Research Mentoring Award from BUSM’s department of medicine. She also leads the CTSI’s Research Career Support Program.

“Dr. Neogi is an exceptional investigator, clinician, mentor and role model. I am thrilled that she has so enthusiastically embraced this critically important leadership opportunity for our department and look forward to working with her,” said David Coleman MD, chairman of the department of medicine at BUSM and BMC.

In addition to her research and teaching, Neogi is a rheumatologist at BMC and a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. She also serves as a mentor to trainees and junior faculty in musculoskeletal disease-related research.

She received her MD from the University of Toronto and PhD from BUSPH.