Jean Liew MD MS

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology

650 Albany St | (617) 358-9655
Jean Liew



Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center


Dr. Jean Liew graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Biology and English and went on to earn her MD at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She then relocated to the Pacific Northwest to complete an Internal Medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR followed by rheumatology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She concurrently earned an M.S. in Epidemiology through the University of Washington School of Public Health. During her fellowship, the primary focus of her research was in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), specifically AS, and cardiovascular comorbidity.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Rheumatology at BU, where her clinical research currently focuses on knee osteoarthritis and axSpA. Additionally, as a member of the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance (GRA) and a member of its Steering Committee, she has led multiple projects relating to data collection, analysis, and dissemination of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with rheumatic disease.


MD, University of Texas Medical Branch

Epidemiology, MS, University of Washington

English, BA, University of Texas at Austin

Biology, BS, University of Texas at Austin


Published on 3/2/2024

Mahmoudian A, King LK, Liew JW, Wang Q, Appleton CT, Englund M, Haugen IK, Lohmander LS, Runhaar J, Turkiewicz A, Neogi T, Hawker GA. Timing is everything: Towards classification criteria for early-stage symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2024 Jun; 32(6):649-653. PMID: 38437945.

Published on 2/19/2024

Liew JW, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Lynch J, Felson D, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Torner J, Roemer FW, Crema MD, Wang N, Becce F, Rabasa G, Pascart T, Neogi T. Intra-Articular Mineralization on Computerized Tomography of the Knee and Risk of Cartilage Damage: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2024 Feb 19. PMID: 38369918.

Published on 12/17/2023

Liew JW, Turkiewicz A, Roemer FW, Frobell RB, Felson D, Englund M. Diagnostic Accuracy of Candidate Magnetic Resonance Imaging Knee Osteoarthritis Definitions Versus Radiograph in an Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2024 Mar; 76(3):409-414. PMID: 37781746.

Published on 12/16/2023

King LK, Mahmoudian A, Waugh EJ, Stanaitis I, Gomes M, Hung V, MacKay C, Liew JW, Wang Q, Turkiewicz A, Haugen IK, Appleton CT, Lohmander S, Englund M, Runhaar J, Neogi T, Hawker GA. "You don't put it down to arthritis": A qualitative study of the first symptoms recalled by individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthr Cartil Open. 2024 Mar; 6(1):100428. PMID: 38229918.

Published on 11/25/2023

Kohn SO, Azam A, Hamilton LE, Harrison SR, Graef ER, Young KJ, Marzo-Ortega H, Liew JW. Impact of sex and gender on axSpA diagnosis and outcomes. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2023 Sep; 37(3):101875. PMID: 38008661.

Published on 11/7/2023

Yazdany J, Ware A, Wallace ZS, Bhana S, Grainger R, Hachulla E, Richez C, Cacoub P, Hausmann JS, Liew JW, Sirotich E, Jacobsohn L, Strangfeld A, Mateus EF, Hyrich KL, Gossec L, Carmona L, Lawson-Tovey S, Kearsley-Fleet L, Schaefer M, Ribeiro SLE, Al-Emadi S, Hasseli R, Müller-Ladner U, Specker C, Schulze-Koops H, Bernardes M, Fraga VM, Rodrigues AM, Sparks JA, Ljung L, Di Giuseppe D, Tidblad L, Wise L, Duarte-García A, Ugarte-Gil MF, Colunga-Pedraza IJ, Martínez-Martínez MU, Alpizar-Rodriguez D, Xavier RM, Isnardi CA, Pera M, Pons-Estel G, Izadi Z, Gianfrancesco MA, Carrara G, Scirè CA, Zanetti A, Machado PM. Impact of Risk Factors on COVID-19 Outcomes in Unvaccinated People With Rheumatic Diseases: A Comparative Analysis of Pandemic Epochs Using the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Registry. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2024 Feb; 76(2):274-287. PMID: 37643903.

Published on 11/7/2023

Karmacharya P, Crowson CS, Lennon RJ, Poudel D, Davis JM, Ogdie A, Liew JW, Ward MM, Ishimori M, Weisman MH, Brown MA, Rahbar MH, Hwang MC, Reveille JD, Gensler LS. Multimorbidity phenotypes in ankylosing spondylitis and their association with disease activity and functional impairment: Data from the prospective study of outcomes in ankylosing spondylitis cohort. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2024 Feb; 64:152282. PMID: 37995469.

Published on 10/15/2023

Liew JW, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Lynch J, Wang N, Rabasa G, Jafarzadeh SR, Nevitt M, Torner J, Lewis CE, Felson DT, Neogi T. Relation of Intra-Articular Mineralization to Knee Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Longitudinal Analysis in the MOST Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2023 Dec; 75(12):2161-2168. PMID: 37410792.

Published on 9/7/2023

George N, Liew JW, Dubreuil M. The role of upadacitinib for the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis. Immunotherapy. 2023 Oct; 15(15):1227-1237. PMID: 37675498.

Published on 8/22/2023

Merjanah S, Liew JW, Bihn J, Fillmore NR, Brophy MT, Do NV, Dubreuil M. Trends in Fracture Rates Over Two Decades Among Veterans With Ankylosing Spondylitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Dec; 75(12):2481-2488. PMID: 37308459.

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