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

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


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


  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Aoyagi K, Neogi T, Peloquin C, Dubreuil M, Marinko L, Camarinos J, Felson DT, Kumar D. Association of Physical Therapy Interventions With Long-term Opioid Use After Total Knee Replacement. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Oct 01; 4(10):e2131271. PMID: 34705013.

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  • Published on 7/29/2021

    Stovall R, Peloquin C, Felson D, Neogi T, Dubreuil M. Relation of therapies for ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis to risk of myocardial infarction: a nested case control study. BMC Rheumatol. 2021 Jul 29; 5(1):36. PMID: 34321112.

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  • Published on 7/14/2021

    Noorveriandi H, Parkes MJ, Callaghan MJ, Felson DT, O'Neill TW, Hodgson R. Assessment of bone marrow oedema-like lesions using MRI in patellofemoral knee osteoarthritis: comparison of different MRI pulse sequences. Br J Radiol. 2021 Aug 01; 94(1124):20201367. PMID: 34233484.

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  • Published on 7/5/2021

    Perry TA, O'Neill TW, Tolstykh I, Lynch J, Felson DT, Arden NK, Nevitt MC. MRI-Assessed Subchondral Cysts and Incident Knee Pain and Knee Osteoarthritis: data from the Multicentre Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 Jul 05. PMID: 34224660.

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  • Published on 5/11/2021

    Chang GH, Park LK, Le NA, Jhun RS, Surendran T, Lai J, Seo H, Promchotichai N, Yoon G, Scalera J, Capellini TD, Felson DT, Kolachalama VB. Subchondral Bone Length in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Deep Learning-Derived Imaging Measure and Its Association With Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 May 11. PMID: 33973737.

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  • Published on 5/4/2021

    Dai Z, Hirani V, Sahni S, Felson DT, Naganathan V, Blyth F, Le Couteur D, Handelsman D, Seibel MJ, Waite L, Kiel DP, Cumming R. Association of dietary fiber and risk of hip fracture in men from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study and the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Nutr Health. 2021 May 04; 2601060211011798. PMID: 33940973.

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  • Published on 4/24/2021

    Felson D, Rabasa G, Jafarzadeh SR, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Segal N, White DK. Factors associated with pain resolution in those with knee pain: the MOST study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 Apr 24. PMID: 33901642.

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  • Published on 4/16/2021

    Liew JW, Kim SC, Peloquin C, Felson DT, Jin Y, Lii J, Neogi T. Knee osteonecrosis incidence from two real-world data sources. Osteoarthr Cartil Open. 2021 Jun; 3(2). PMID: 33959724.

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  • Published on 4/15/2021

    Solomon DH, Binstadt BA, Felson DT, Nigrovic PA. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, But Only If It Is a Good Picture. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 06; 73(6):912-913. PMID: 33559356.

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  • Published on 4/6/2021

    Centor RM, Felson DT. Annals On Call - Knee Osteoarthritis: Does the Type of Shoe Matter? Ann Intern Med. 2021 Apr; 174(4):OC1. PMID: 33819056.

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