David T. Felson, MD, MPH

Professor, Medicine

David Felson
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr


Dr. David Felson’s research interests include: understanding how to prevent osteoarthritis and treat osteoarthritis. In osteoarthritis, Dr. Felson’s interests include studying whether treatments for rheumatic diseases are effective and particularly in osteoarthritis, identifying biomechanical risk factors for disease and testing biomechanical treatments and characterizing MRI features of normal knees and knees with pain. He also studies outcome measurement in rheumatic disease and has focused in this work on rheumatoid arthritis trials.

Other Positions

  • Section Chief, Clinical Epi Research & Training, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Johns Hopkins University, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Harvard College, AB


  • Published on 5/29/2019

    Stokes A, Berry KM, Collins JM, Johnston SS, Hsiao CW, Waggoner JR, Ammann EM, Scamuffa RF, Lee S, Lundberg DJ, Solomon DH, Felson DT, Neogi T, Manson JE. The contribution of obesity to prescription opioid use in the United States. Pain. 2019 May 29. PMID: 31149978.

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  • Published on 5/10/2019

    Baker K, LaValley MP, Brown C, Felson DT, Ledingham A, Keysor JJ. Efficacy of Computer-based Telephone Counseling on Long-term Adherence to Strength Training in Elders with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 May 10. PMID: 31074576.

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  • Published on 4/8/2019

    Felson DT, Parkes M, Carter S, Liu A, Callaghan MJ, Hodgson R, Bowes M, Jones RK. The Efficacy of a Lateral Wedge Insole for Painful Medial Knee Osteoarthritis After Prescreening: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Jun; 71(6):908-915. PMID: 30615299.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Maricar N, Parkes MJ, Callaghan MJ, Felson DT, O'Neill TW. Do Clinical Correlates of Knee Osteoarthritis Predict Outcome to Intra-Articular Steroid Injections? J Rheumatol. 2019 Apr 01. PMID: 30936283.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Hart HF, Gross KD, Crossley KM, Barton CJ, Felson DT, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Stefanik JJ. Is step rate associated with worsening of patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joint osteoarthritis in women and men? The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Mar 01. PMID: 30821927.

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  • Published on 2/22/2019

    Li JS, Tsai TY, Felson DT, Li G, Lewis CL. Correction: Six degree-of-freedom knee joint kinematics in obese individuals with knee pain during gait. PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0213084. PMID: 30794718.

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  • Published on 2/15/2019

    Perry TA, Gait A, O'Neill TW, Parkes MJ, Hodgson R, Callaghan MJ, Arden NK, Felson DT, Cootes TF. Measurement of synovial tissue volume in knee osteoarthritis using a semiautomated MRI-based quantitative approach. Magn Reson Med. 2019 May; 81(5):3056-3064. PMID: 30770575.

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  • Published on 2/14/2019

    Perry TA, Parkes MJ, Hodgson R, Felson DT, O'Neill TW, Arden NK. Effect of Vitamin D supplementation on synovial tissue volume and subchondral bone marrow lesion volume in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Feb 14; 20(1):76. PMID: 30764805.

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  • Published on 1/10/2019

    Svensson F, Felson DT, Turkiewicz A, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Neuman P, Englund M. Scrutinizing the cut-off for "pathological" meniscal body extrusion on knee MRI. Eur Radiol. 2019 May; 29(5):2616-2623. PMID: 30631922.

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  • Published on 1/4/2019

    Misra D, Fielding RA, Felson DT, Niu J, Brown C, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Torner J, Neogi T. Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis With Obesity, Sarcopenic Obesity, and Sarcopenia. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Feb; 71(2):232-237. PMID: 30106249.

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