Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD

Professor, Radiology

Ali Guermazi
(617) 638-6610
820 Harrison Ave

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Dean, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Active Staff Privileges, Radiology, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • University of Sfax, MD
  • Jikei University School of Medicine, PhD

Publications

  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Peuna A, Hekkala J, Haapea M, Podlipsk√° J, Guermazi A, Saarakkala S, Nieminen MT, Lammentausta E. Variable angle gray level co-occurrence matrix analysis of T2 relaxation time maps reveals degenerative changes of cartilage in knee osteoarthritis: Oulu knee osteoarthritis study. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Nov 01. PMID: 29091314.

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  • Published on 10/26/2017

    Crema MD, Guermazi A, Reurink G, Roemer FW, Maas M, Weir A, Moen MH, Goudswaard GJ, Tol JL. Can a Clinical Examination Demonstrate Intramuscular Tendon Involvement in Acute Hamstring Injuries? Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Oct; 5(10):2325967117733434. PMID: 29124077.

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  • Published on 10/26/2017

    Hayashi D, Jarraya M, Engebretsen L, D Crema M, W Roemer F, Skaf A, Guermazi A. Epidemiology of imaging-detected bone stress injuries in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Oct 26. PMID: 29074476.

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  • Published on 10/19/2017

    Jarraya M, Crema MD, Engebretsen L, Teytelboym OM, Hayashi D, Roemer FW, Skaf AY, Guermazi A. Epidemiology of imaging-detected tendon abnormalities in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Oct 19. PMID: 29051166.

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  • Published on 10/12/2017

    Kraus VB, Collins JE, Charles HC, Pieper CF, Whitley L, Losina E, Nevitt M, Hoffmann S, Roemer F, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ. Predictive validity of radiographic trabecular bone texture in knee OA - The OARSI / FNIH OA biomarkers consortium. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29024470.

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  • Published on 10/10/2017

    Jarraya M, Diaz LE, Roemer FW, Arndt WF, Goud AR, Guermazi A. MRI Findings Consistent with Peripatellar Fat Pad Impingement: How Much Related to Patellofemoral Maltracking? Magn Reson Med Sci. 2017 Oct 10. PMID: 28993563.

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  • Published on 9/30/2017

    Kompel AJ, Li X, Guermazi A, Murakami AM. Radiographic Evaluation of Patients with Anterior Shoulder Instability. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2017 Sep 30. PMID: 28965317.

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  • Published on 9/20/2017

    Deveza LA, Kraus VB, Collins JE, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Nevitt MC, Hunter DJ. Is synovitis detected on non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging associated with serum biomarkers and clinical signs of effusion? Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Scand J Rheumatol. 2017 Sep 20; 1-8. PMID: 28929915.

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  • Published on 9/14/2017

    Culvenor AG, Patterson BE, Guermazi A, Morris HG, Whitehead TS, Crossley KM. Accelerated Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Early Knee Osteoarthritis Features at 1 Year: An Exploratory Study. PM R. 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28919498.

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  • Published on 9/4/2017

    Fein PM, DelMonaco A, Jackman TM, Curtiss C, Guermazi A, Barest GD, Morgan EF. Is bone density associated with intervertebral disc pressure in healthy and degenerated discs? J Biomech. 2017 Sep 04. PMID: 28943155.

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