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 6/18/2018

    Messier SP, Resnik AE, Beavers DP, Mihalko SL, Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, DeVita P, Hunter DJ, Lyles MF, Eckstein F, Guermazi A, Loeser RF. Intentional Weight Loss for Overweight and Obese Knee Osteoarthritis Patients: Is More Better? Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jun 18. PMID: 29911741.

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  • Published on 6/9/2018

    Culvenor AG, Ă˜iestad BE, Hart HF, Stefanik JJ, Guermazi A, Crossley KM. Prevalence of knee osteoarthritis features on magnetic resonance imaging in asymptomatic uninjured adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Jun 09. PMID: 29886437.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Roemer FW, Kwoh CK, Hayashi D, Felson DT, Guermazi A. The role of radiography and MRI for eligibility assessment in DMOAD trials of knee OA. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2018 Jun; 14(6):372-380. PMID: 29752462.

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  • Published on 5/26/2018

    Ratzlaff C, Ashbeck EL, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Duryea J, Kwoh CK. A quantitative metric for knee osteoarthritis: reference values of joint space loss. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 May 26. PMID: 29842940.

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  • Published on 5/4/2018

    MacFarlane LA, Yang H, Collins JE, Guermazi A, Mandl LA, Levy BA, Marx RG, Safran-Norton CE, Losina E, Katz JN. Relationship between patient-reported swelling and MRI-defined effusion-synovitis in patients with meniscus tears and knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 May 04. PMID: 29726627.

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  • Published on 4/30/2018

    Haj-Mirzaian A, Guermazi A, Hakky M, Sereni C, Zikria B, Roemer FW, Tanaka MJ, Cosgarea AJ, Demehri S. Tibial tuberosity to trochlear groove distance and its association with patellofemoral osteoarthritis-related structural damage worsening: data from the osteoarthritis initiative. Eur Radiol. 2018 Apr 30. PMID: 29713775.

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  • Published on 4/26/2018

    Kim C, Nevitt M, Guermazi A, Niu J, Clancy M, Tolstykh I, Jungmann PM, Lane NE, Segal NA, Harvey WF, Lewis CE, Felson DT. Leg Length Inequality and Hip Osteoarthritis in the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study and the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Apr 26. PMID: 29700988.

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  • Published on 4/24/2018

    Lorbergs AL, Allaire BT, Yang L, Kiel DP, Cupples LA, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Travison TG, Bouxsein ML, Anderson DE, Samelson EJ. A longitudinal study of trunk muscle properties and severity of thoracic kyphosis in women and men: The Framingham Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Apr 24. PMID: 29688268.

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  • Published on 4/19/2018

    Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Lorbergs AL, Brochin E, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML, Cupples LA, Samelson EJ. A longitudinal study of disc height narrowing and facet joint osteoarthritis at the thoracic and lumbar spine, evaluated by computed tomography: the Framingham Study. Spine J. 2018 Apr 19. PMID: 29679729.

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  • Published on 4/12/2018

    Cibere J, Guermazi A, Nicolaou S, Esdaile JM, Thorne A, Singer J, Wong H, Kopec JA, Sayre EC. Association of physical examination knee effusion with bone marrow lesions: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of a population-based cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Apr 12. PMID: 29648685.

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