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
  • Professor, Rheumatology, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 10/10/2018

    Allaire BT, Lu D, Johannesdottir F, Kopperdahl D, Keaveny TM, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Bredella MA, Samelson EJ, Kiel DP, Anderson DE, Demissie S, Bouxsein ML. Prediction of incident vertebral fracture using CT-based finite element analysis. Osteoporos Int. 2018 Oct 10. PMID: 30306225.

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  • Published on 10/8/2018

    Culvenor AG, Segal NA, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Felson DT, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Stefanik JJ. The sex-specific influence of quadriceps weakness on worsening patellofemoral and tibiofemoral cartilage damage: the MOST Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Oct 08. PMID: 30295439.

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  • Published on 10/2/2018

    Svensson F, Felson DT, Zhang F, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Niu J, Aliabadi P, Neogi T, Englund M. Meniscal body extrusion and cartilage coverage in middle-aged and elderly without radiographic knee osteoarthritis. Eur Radiol. 2018 Oct 02. PMID: 30280250.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Kim C, Nevitt M, Guermazi A, Niu J, Clancy M, Tolstykh I, Jungmann PM, Lane NE, Segal NA, Harvey WF, Lewis CE, Felson DT. Brief Report: Leg Length Inequality and Hip Osteoarthritis in the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study and the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Oct; 70(10):1572-1576. PMID: 29700988.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Chin C, Sayre EC, Guermazi A, Nicolaou S, Esdaile JM, Kopec J, Thorne A, Singer J, Wong H, Cibere J. Quadriceps Weakness and the Risk of Knee Cartilage Loss Seen on Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Population-based Cohort with Knee Pain. J Rheumatol. 2018 Oct 01. PMID: 30275263.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Hayashi D, Roemer FW, Guermazi A. Recent advances in research imaging of osteoarthritis with focus on MRI, ultrasound and hybrid imaging. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2018 Sep-Oct; 36 Suppl 114(5):43-52. PMID: 30296984.

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  • Published on 9/20/2018

    Berlinberg A, Ashbeck EL, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ, Westra J, Trost J, Kwoh CK. Diagnostic performance of knee physical exam and participant-reported symptoms for MRI-detected effusion-synovitis among participants with early or late stage knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Sep 20. PMID: 30244165.

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  • Published on 9/4/2018

    Patterson BE, Culvenor AG, Barton CJ, Guermazi A, Stefanik JJ, Morris HG, Whitehead TS, Crossley KM. Worsening Knee Osteoarthritis Features on Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1 to 5 Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct; 46(12):2873-2883. PMID: 30179520.

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  • Published on 8/22/2018

    MacFarlane LA, Yang H, Collins JE, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Mandl LA, Martin SD, Wright J, Losina E, Katz JN. Association of Changes in Effusion-Synovitis and Progression of Cartilage Damage Over 18 Months in Patients with Osteoarthritis and Meniscal Tear. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Aug 22. PMID: 30133187.

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  • Published on 8/17/2018

    Murakami AM, Kompel AJ, Engebretsen L, Li X, Forster BB, Crema MD, Hayashi D, Jarraya M, Roemer FW, Guermazi A. The epidemiology of MRI detected shoulder injuries in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Aug 17; 19(1):296. PMID: 30115059.

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