Publications by our Fellows

A compilation of research publications authored by current and former students of our Rheumatology Fellowship Program. This list showcases the caliber of research training provided and the notable accomplishments achieved by our fellows during their time in the program.

Class of 2025

Huseyin Berk Degirmenci:

Maheswaranathan M, Miller B, Ung N, Sinha R, Harrison C, Egeli BH, Degirmenci HB, Sirotich E, Liew JW, Grainger R, Chock EY. Patient perspectives on telemedicine use in rheumatology during the COVID-19 pandemic: survey results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance. Clin Rheumatol. 2024 Jan;43(1):543-552. doi: 10.1007/s10067-023-06717-2. Epub 2023 Aug 8. PMID: 37552351.

Degirmenci HB, Oh J, Bays AM, Thomason JL, Liew JW. Public Interest in COVID-19 Therapeutics for High-Risk Populations During the Omicron Era: A Google Trends Analysis. Cureus. 2022 Dec 19;14(12):e32684. doi: 10.7759/cureus.32684. PMID: 36660525; PMCID: PMC9847211.

Conway R, Grimshaw AA, Konig MF, Putman M, Duarte-García A, Tseng LY, Cabrera DM, Chock YPE, Degirmenci HB, Duff E, Egeli BH, Graef ER, Gupta A, Harkins P, Hoyer BF, Jayatilleke A, Jin S, Kasia C, Khilnani A, Kilian A, Kim AHJ, Lin CMA, Low C, Proulx L, Sattui SE, Singh N, Sparks JA, Tam H, Ugarte-Gil MF, Ung N, Wang K, Wise LM, Yang Z, Young KJ, Liew JW, Grainger R, Wallace ZS, Hsieh E; COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance. SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 Outcomes in Rheumatic Diseases: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 May;74(5):766-775. doi: 10.1002/art.42030. Epub 2022 Mar 28. PMID: 34807517; PMCID: PMC9011807.

Degirmenci H, Peloquin C, Lodi S, Machado P, Jafarzadeh S, Neogi T, Gensler L, Dubreuil M, Liew J. Opioid Prescription Rates in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis in the UK Between 2001-2020: An Electronic Health Records (EHR) Analysis [abstract]. ACR Convergence Annual Meeting, November 10-15, 2023. Abstract number 1386.

Degirmenci H, Kalish R, Chopra R, Gilek-Seibert K, Koumpouras F, Kyttaris V, Lakshminarayanan S, Libman B, Mathew S, O’Rourke K, Reginato A, Kissin E. A Consensus Based Shoulder Examination for Rheumatology Training [abstract]. ACR Convergence Annual Meeting, November 10-15, 2023. Abstract number 2071.

Class of 2024

Devin Driscoll:

Driscoll D, Bujor A, Kissin E. Insights into Ulnar Artery Occlusion in Systemic Sclerosis. The Rheumatologist. 2021 April 17.

Driscoll D, George N, Rabasa G, Clancy M, Peloquin C, Liew J, Dubreuil M. Association of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors and Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs on the Incidence of Hip Fractures Among Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis. BU Department of Medicine Evan’s Day, October 2023. Abstract and Oral Presentation.

Driscoll D, Ballal P, Wang N, Frey-Law L, Lewis C, Nevitt M, Neogi T. “’Why Does My Knee Hurt After I Got My Knee Replaced?’: Evaluation of Neuropathic-like Symptoms and Objective Signs of Neuropathy Post-Knee Replacement in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis.” ACR Convergence Annual Meeting, November 5-9, 2021. Abstract number 1904.

Hung Vo:

Vo H, Lu Z, Kissin E. Image case report: Glandular swelling. The Rheumatologist. 2023 November 8.

Vo H, Mehendale A, Pilvar A, Kissin E, Trojanowski M, York M, Roblyer D, Bujor A. Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging as a Novel Method to Quantify Longitudinal Skin Changes in Scleroderma. ACR Convergence Annual Meeting, November 10-15, 2023. Abstract Number 2366.

Class of 2023

Pablo Weilg:

Waitayangkoon P, Weilg-Espejo P, Kissin E. Periosteal Manifestations of Osteomyelitis and Arthritis on Ultrasound: A Systematic Review. J. Med. Ultrasound. Jan-Mar 2024;32(1):25-31. doi: 10.4103/jmu.jmu_16_23.

Gotera N, Weilg P, Heleno C, Ferrari-Gabilondo N. A Case of Bullous Pemphigoid Associated With Nivolumab Therapy. Cureus. 2022 May 7;14(5):e24804. doi: 10.7759/cureus.24804. PMID: 35686260; PMCID: PMC9169882.

Sali Merjanah:

Igoe A, Merjanah S, Scofield RH. Sjögren Syndrome and Cancer. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2020 Aug;46(3):513-532. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2020.05.004. PMID: 32631601.

Merjanah S, Igoe A, Magrey M. Mimics of axial spondyloarthritis. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2019 Jul;31(4):335-343. doi: 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000613. PMID: 31045950.

Solomon AL, Merjanah S, Abdelgadir S, Bolourchi M. Febrile illness, systemic inflammation, and cardiac dysfunction in a patient with serologic positivity to SARS-CoV-2. Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2022 Jul 26;6(8):ytac285. doi: 10.1093/ehjcr/ytac285. PMID: 35935402; PMCID: PMC9350432.

Bittar M, Merjanah S, Alkilany R, Magrey M. Malignancy in ankylosing spondylitis: a cross-sectional analysis of a large population database. BMC Rheumatol. 2022 Jun 30;6(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s41927-022-00275-x. PMID: 35768880; PMCID: PMC9245256.

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. doi: 10.1002/acr.25166. Epub 2023 Aug 22. PMID: 37308459; PMCID: PMC10704387.

Igoe A, Merjanah S, Harley ITW, Clark DH, Sun C, Kaufman KM, Harley JB, Kaelber DC, Scofield RH; VA Million Veteran Program. Association between systemic lupus erythematosus and myasthenia gravis: A population-based National Study. Clin Immunol. 2024 Mar;260:109810. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2023.109810. Epub 2023 Nov 9. PMID: 37949200.

Class of 2022

Priyanka Ballal:

Ballal P, Peloquin C, Boer CG, Neogi T. Warfarin use and risk of knee and hip replacements. Ann Rheum Dis. 2021 May;80(5):605-609. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-219646. Epub 2021 Apr 12. PMID: 34380108; PMCID: PMC8361882.

Ballal P, Sury M, Lu N, Duryea J, Zhang Y, Ratzlaff C, Neogi T. The relation of oral bisphosphonates to bone marrow lesion volume among women with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 Oct;28(10):1325-1329. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2020.07.006. Epub 2020 Aug 5. PMID: 32768598; PMCID: PMC7530037.

Pablo Zertuche:

Zertuche JP, Rabasa G, Lichtenstein AH, Matthan NR, Nevitt M, Torner J, Lewis CE, Dai Z, Misra D, Felson D. Alkylresorcinol, a biomarker for whole grain intake, and its association with osteoarthritis: the MOST study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2022 Oct;30(10):1337-1343. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2022.07.004. Epub 2022 Jul 19. PMID: 35863678; PMCID: PMC9554937.

Klapholz M, Pentakota SR, Zertuche JP, McKenna M, Roque W, Forsberg M, Packer J, Lal DS, Dever L. Matched Cohort Study of Convalescent COVID-19 Plasma Treatment in Severely or Life Threateningly Ill COVID-19 Patients. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 4;8(2):ofab001. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab001. PMID: 33604400; PMCID: PMC7798482.

Zertuche JP, Connors J, Scheinman A, Kothari N, Wong K. Using virtual reality as a replacement for hospital tours during residency interviews. Med Educ Online. 2020 Jan 1;25(1):1777066. doi: 10.1080/10872981.2020.1777066. PMID: 32497472; PMCID: PMC7448838.

Class of 2021

Vagishwari Murugesan and Tracian James-Goulbourne:

James-Goulbourne T, Murugesan V, Kissin EY. Sonographic Features of Salivary Glands in Sjögren’s Syndrome and its Mimics. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2020 Jun 19;22(8):36. doi: 10.1007/s11926-020-00914-7. PMID: 32562049.

Class of 2020

Jessica Barlow:

Barlow J, Sun X, Nevitt M, Torner J, Lewis B, Matthan N, Lichtenstein A, Felson D. Is there an association of serum LDL, HDL and total cholesterol with the development of knee osteoarthritis? [abstract]. ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2019. Abstract number 2199.

Tan IJ, Barlow JL. Sympathetic Joint Effusion in an Urban Hospital. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2019 Mar 15;1(1):37-42. doi: 10.1002/acr2.1005. PMID: 31777778; PMCID: PMC6858009.

Benjamin Persons:

Persons B, Kissin EY. Scruples over Speckles. J Med Ultrasound. 2020 May 25;28(3):179-180. doi: 10.4103/JMU.JMU_122_19. PMID: 33282663; PMCID: PMC7709533.

Class of 2019

Linett Martirossian

Widener BB, Cannella A, Martirossian L, Kissin EY. Modern Landscapes and Strategies for Learning Ultrasound in Rheumatology. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2020 Feb;46(1):61-71. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2019.09.002. PMID: 31757287.

Martirossian L, Bujor AM, Kissin E. Basic Calcium Phosphate Crystal Periarthritis Involving the Distal Interphalangeal Joints in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Am J Case Rep. 2019 Aug 1;20:1132-1137. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.916118. PMID: 31366882; PMCID: PMC6690217.

Justin Bucci:

Bucci J, Chen X, LaValley M, Nevitt M, Torner J, Lewis CE, Felson DT. Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis With Use of Intraarticular Glucocorticoids Versus Hyaluronic Acid. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 Feb;74(2):223-226. doi: 10.1002/art.42031. Epub 2021 Dec 30. PMID: 34807518; PMCID: PMC8795477.

Desai N, Baker JF, Bucci J, Kissin EY. Ultrasound evaluation of the Achilles enthesis in inflammatory and non-inflammatory processes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2023 Jan;41(1):24-31. doi: 10.55563/clinexprheumatol/6vg24c. Epub 2022 Mar 1. PMID: 35238759.

Class of 2018

Shing Law:

Law ST, Jafarzadeh SR, Govender P, Sun X, Sanchorawala V, Kissin EY. Comparison of Ultrasound Features of Major Salivary Glands in Sarcoidosis, Amyloidosis, and Sjögren’s Syndrome. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Oct;72(10):1466-1473. doi: 10.1002/acr.24029. PMID: 31309727.

Dubreuil M, Frese C, Law S, Fraenkel L, Losina E, Neogi T. Patient preferences in medication for treatment of spondyloarthritis: A qualitative study [abstract]. ACR/ALP Annual Meeting, November 3-8, 2017. Abstract number 1536.

Law S, Simms RW, Farber HW. Use of Intravenous Epoprostenol As a Treatment for the Digital Vasculopathy Associated with the Scleroderma Spectrum of Diseases [abstract]. ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, November 11-16, 2016. Abstract number 14L.

Class of 2017

Andreea M Bujor and Sahar Janjua:

Bujor AM, Janjua S, LaValley MP, Duran J, Braun J, Felson DT. Comparison of oral versus parenteral methotrexate in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: A meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2019 Sep 6;14(9):e0221823. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221823. PMID: 31490947; PMCID: PMC6731021.

Class of 2016

Margarita Bockorny:

Durán J, Bockorny M, Dalal D, LaValley M, Felson DT. Methotrexate dosage as a source of bias in biological trials in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Sep;75(9):1595-8. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-209383. Epub 2016 Apr 18. PMID: 27091836; PMCID: PMC4982794.

Sadao Jinno:

Jinno S, Hasegawa K, Neogi T, Goto T, Dubreuil M. Trends in Emergency Department Visits and Charges for Gout in the United States between 2006 and 2012. J Rheumatol. 2016 Aug;43(8):1589-92. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.151432. Epub 2016 Jun 1. PMID: 27252429; PMCID: PMC5335867.

Jinno S, Lu N, Jafarzadeh SR, Dubreuil M. Trends in Hospitalizations for Serious Infections in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis in the US Between 1993 and 2013. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Apr;70(4):652-658. doi: 10.1002/acr.23328. Epub 2018 Feb 18. PMID: 28732148; PMCID: PMC5776053.

Class of 2015

Alicia Rodriguez-Pla:

Rodriguez-Pla A, Monach PA. Primary angiitis of the central nervous system in adults and children. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2015;41(1):47-62, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2014.09.004. PMID: 25399939.

Deepan Dalal:

Dalal D, Dubreuil M, Peloquin C, Neogi T, Zhang Y, Choi H, Felson D. Meloxicam and risk of myocardial infarction: a population-based nested case-control study. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Dec;37(12):2071-2078. doi: 10.1007/s00296-017-3835-x. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID: 29030657; PMCID: PMC8143590.

Lee T, Lu N, Felson DT, Choi HK, Dalal DS, Zhang Y, Dubreuil M. Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs correlates with the risk of venous thromboembolism in knee osteoarthritis patients: a UK population-based case-control study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Jun;55(6):1099-105. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kew036. Epub 2016 Mar 15. PMID: 26983451; PMCID: PMC6281031.

Durán J, Bockorny M, Dalal D, LaValley M, Felson DT. Methotrexate dosage as a source of bias in biological trials in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Sep;75(9):1595-8. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-209383. Epub 2016 Apr 18. PMID: 27091836; PMCID: PMC4982794.

Class of 2014

Patrick Hook:

Kim C, Hook PT, Kissin E. Ch 37: Joints. In: Soni NJ, Arntfield R, Kory, editors. Point of Care Ultrasound, 1st Ed. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Elsevier Saunders; 2015. p 299-326.

Amy Wu:

Man A, Wu A, Ziemek J, Christmann R, Simms RW, Felson DT, Lafyatis R. Patients’ perspective of skin involvement in systemic sclerosis [abstract]. ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, November 14-19, 2014. Abstract number 2721.

Class of 2013

Kyu Chan Kim:

Kim C, Nevitt MC, Niu J, Clancy MM, Lane NE, Link TM, Vlad S, Tolstykh I, Jungmann PM, Felson DT, Guermazi A. Association of hip pain with radiographic evidence of hip osteoarthritis: diagnostic test study. BMJ. 2015 Dec 2;351:h5983. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h5983. PMID: 26631296; PMCID: PMC4667842.

Kim C, Linsenmeyer KD, Vlad SC, Guermazi A, Clancy MM, Niu J, Felson DT. Prevalence of radiographic and symptomatic hip osteoarthritis in an urban United States community: the Framingham osteoarthritis study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Nov;66(11):3013-7. doi: 10.1002/art.38795. PMID: 25103598; PMCID: PMC4211973.

Diana Vradii:

Hook P, Vradii D, Dubreuil M, Pham H, Kissin E. Sonographic Differentiation of Heel Pain: Focal Degenerative Versus Systemic Inflammatory Enthesitis [abstract]. ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, November 14-19, 2014. Abstract number 144.

Ada Man:

Man A, Wu A, Ziemek J, Christmann R, Simms RW, Felson DT, Lafyatis R. Patients’ perspective of skin involvement in systemic sclerosis [abstract]. ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, November 14-19, 2014. Abstract number 2721.

Maureen D. Dubreuil:

Dubreuil M, Greger S, LaValley M, Cunnington J, Sibbitt WL Jr, Kissin EY. Improvement in wrist pain with ultrasound-guided glucocorticoid injections: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Apr;42(5):492-7. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2012.09.006. Epub 2013 Jan 9. PMID: 23312549; PMCID: PMC4146403.

Man A, Zhu Y, Zhang Y, Dubreuil M, Rho YH, Peloquin C, Simms RW, Choi HK. The risk of cardiovascular disease in systemic sclerosis: a population-based cohort study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2013 Jul;72(7):1188-93. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-202007. Epub 2012 Aug 17. PMID: 22904260; PMCID: PMC4386728.

Kissin EY, Garg A, Grayson PC, Dubreuil M, Vradii D, York M, Simms RW. Ultrasound assessment of subcutaneous compressibility: a potential adjunctive diagnostic tool in eosinophilic fasciitis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Oct;19(7):382-5. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000020. PMID: 24048117.

Dubreuil M, Neogi T, Chen CA, Choi HK, Chaisson CE, Hunter DJ, Zhang Y. Increased risk of recurrent gout attacks with hospitalization. Am J Med. 2013 Dec;126(12):1138-41.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.06.026. Epub 2013 Sep 18. PMID: 24054179; PMCID: PMC3838663.

Dubreuil M, Rho YH, Man A, Zhu Y, Zhang Y, Love TJ, Ogdie A, Gelfand JM, Choi HK. Diabetes incidence in psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis: a UK population-based cohort study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Feb;53(2):346-52. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket343. Epub 2013 Oct 31. PMID: 24185762; PMCID: PMC3894671.

Class of 2012

Peter C. Grayson:

Grayson PC, Amudala NA, Mcalear CA, Leduc RL, Shereff D, Richesson R, Fraenkel L, Merkel PA. Illness perceptions and fatigue in systemic vasculitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Nov;65(11):1835-43. doi: 10.1002/acr.22069. PMID: 23861259; PMCID: PMC3962511.

Grayson PC, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Clark TM, Tomasson G, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Khalidi NA, Langford CA, Monach PA, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Hoffman GS, Merkel PA; Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Distribution of arterial lesions in Takayasu’s arteritis and giant cell arteritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 Aug;71(8):1329-34. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2011-200795. Epub 2012 Feb 10. PMID: 22328740; PMCID: PMC3729734.

Grayson PC, Tomasson G, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA; Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Association of vascular physical examination findings and arteriographic lesions in large vessel vasculitis. J Rheumatol. 2012 Feb;39(2):303-9. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110652. Epub 2011 Dec 15. PMID: 22174204; PMCID: PMC3729730.

Grayson PC, Sloan JM, Niles JL, Monach PA, Merkel PA. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, autoimmune neutropenia, and vasculitis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Dec;41(3):424-33. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2011.02.003. Epub 2011 Apr 19. PMID: 21507463; PMCID: PMC3163109.

Devyani Misra:

Misra D, Booth SL, Tolstykh I, Felson DT, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Torner J, Neogi T. Vitamin K deficiency is associated with incident knee osteoarthritis. Am J Med. 2013 Mar;126(3):243-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.10.011. PMID: 23410565; PMCID: PMC3641753.

Collins NJ, Misra D, Felson DT, Crossley KM, Roos EM. Measures of knee function: International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) Subjective Knee Evaluation Form, Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score Physical Function Short Form (KOOS-PS), Knee Outcome Survey Activities of Daily Living Scale (KOS-ADL), Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale, Oxford Knee Score (OKS), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Activity Rating Scale (ARS), and Tegner Activity Score (TAS). Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Nov;63 Suppl 11(0 11):S208-28. doi: 10.1002/acr.20632. PMID: 22588746; PMCID: PMC4336550.

Misra D, Booth SL, Crosier MD, Ordovas JM, Felson DT, Neogi T. Matrix Gla protein polymorphism, but not concentrations, is associated with radiographic hand osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):1960-5. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100985. Epub 2011 Jul 1. PMID: 21724703; PMCID: PMC3200118.

Misra D, Zhu Y, Zhang Y, Choi HK. The independent impact of congestive heart failure status and diuretic use on serum uric acid among men with a high cardiovascular risk profile: a prospective longitudinal study. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Dec;41(3):471-6. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2011.02.002. Epub 2011 Mar 24. PMID: 21435695; PMCID: PMC4228774.

Stephanie Greger:

Dubreuil M, Greger S, LaValley M, Cunnington J, Sibbitt WL Jr, Kissin EY. Improvement in wrist pain with ultrasound-guided glucocorticoid injections: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Apr;42(5):492-7. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2012.09.006. Epub 2013 Jan 9. PMID: 23312549; PMCID: PMC4146403.

Class of 2011

Irina Buhaescu:

Buhaescu I, Rhee S, York MR, McDonnell M, Merkel PA. A woman with severe lupus nephritis and difficult to control diabetes mellitus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Apr;63(4):623-9. doi: 10.1002/acr.20403. PMID: 21452274.

Nadia Gibson:

Gibson N, Guermazi A, Clancy M, Niu J, Grayson P, Aliabadi P, Roemer F, Felson DT. Relation of hand enthesophytes with knee enthesopathy: is osteoarthritis related to a systemic enthesopathy? J Rheumatol. 2012 Feb;39(2):359-64. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110718. Epub 2011 Dec 15. PMID: 22174209; PMCID: PMC3653639.

Class of 2010

Gunnar Tomasson:

Tomasson G, Grayson PC, Mahr AD, Lavalley M, Merkel PA. Value of ANCA measurements during remission to predict a relapse of ANCA-associated vasculitis–a meta-analysis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012 Jan;51(1):100-9. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ker280. Epub 2011 Oct 29. PMID: 22039267; PMCID: PMC3276294.

Tomasson G, Lavalley M, Tanriverdi K, Finkielman JD, Davis JC Jr, Hoffman GS, McCune WJ, St Clair EW, Specks U, Spiera R, Stone JH, Freedman JE, Merkel PA; Wegener’s Granulomatosis Etanercept Trial (WGET) Research Group. Relationship between markers of platelet activation and inflammation with disease activity in Wegener’s granulomatosis. J Rheumatol. 2011 Jun;38(6):1048-54. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100735. Epub 2011 Mar 16. PMID: 21411717; PMCID: PMC3653633.

Tomasson G, Aspelund T, Jonsson T, Valdimarsson H, Felson DT, Gudnason V. Effect of rheumatoid factor on mortality and coronary heart disease. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010 Sep;69(9):1649-54. doi: 10.1136/ard.2009.110536. Epub 2009 Jul 23. PMID: 19628821; PMCID: PMC3653630.

Tomasson G, Monach PA, Merkel PA. Thromboembolic disease in vasculitis. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2009 Jan;21(1):41-6. doi: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32831de4e7. PMID: 19077717; PMCID: PMC3204384.

Class of 2008

Suzanne L. Chapnick:

Chapnick SL, Merkel PA. Skin ulcers in a patient with Sjögren’s syndrome. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Jul;62(7):1040-6. doi: 10.1002/acr.20181. PMID: 20235199.

Steven C. Vlad:

Vlad SC, Neogi T, Aliabadi P, Fontes JD, Felson DT. No association between markers of inflammation and osteoarthritis of the hands and knees. J Rheumatol. 2011 Aug;38(8):1665-70. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100971. Epub 2011 May 15. PMID: 21572158; PMCID: PMC3193179.

Vlad SC. Protective effect of hydroxychloroquine on renal damage may be biased: comment on the article by Pons-Estel et al. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Nov 15;61(11):1614; author reply 1615-6. doi: 10.1002/art.24890. PMID: 19877089.

Vlad SC, Felson DT, Miller DR. Can health care databases be used to identify incident cases of osteonecrosis? Arthritis Res Ther. 2009;11(3):R89. doi: 10.1186/ar2731. Epub 2009 Jun 17. PMID: 19534782; PMCID: PMC2714145.

Vlad SC, LaValley MP. Intention-to-treat analysis may better represent the actual efficacy. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jun 9;168(11):1228. doi: 10.1001/archinte.168.11.1228-a. PMID: 18541834.

Vlad SC, Miller DR, Kowall NW, Felson DT. Protective effects of NSAIDs on the development of Alzheimer disease. Neurology. 2008 May 6;70(19):1672-7. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000311269.57716.63. PMID: 18458226; PMCID: PMC2758242.

Vlad SC, LaValley MP, McAlindon TE, Felson DT. Glucosamine for pain in osteoarthritis: why do trial results differ? Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Jul;56(7):2267-77. doi: 10.1002/art.22728. PMID: 17599746.

Class of 2007

William F. Harvey:

Hunter D, Gross KD, McCree P, Li L, Hirko K, Harvey WF. Realignment treatment for medial tibiofemoral osteoarthritis: randomised trial. Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 Oct;71(10):1658-65. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2011-200728. Epub 2012 Feb 29. PMID: 22377805.

Harvey WF, Yang M, Cooke TD, Segal NA, Lane N, Lewis CE, Felson DT. Association of leg-length inequality with knee osteoarthritis: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Mar 2;152(5):287-95. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-152-5-201003020-00006. PMID: 20194234; PMCID: PMC2909027.

Hunter DJ, Niu J, Felson DT, Harvey WF, Gross KD, McCree P, Aliabadi P, Sack B, Zhang Y. Knee alignment does not predict incident osteoarthritis: the Framingham osteoarthritis study. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Apr;56(4):1212-8. doi: 10.1002/art.22508. PMID: 17393450.

Barton L. Wise:

Wise BL, Felson DT, Clancy M, Niu J, Neogi T, Lane NE, Hietpas J, Curtis JR, Bradley LA, Torner JC, Zhang Y. Consistency of knee pain and risk of knee replacement: the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. J Rheumatol. 2011 Jul;38(7):1390-5. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100743. Epub 2011 Apr 15. PMID: 21498481; PMCID: PMC3222910.

Wise BL, Demissie S, Cupples LA, Felson DT, Yang M, Shearman AM, Aliabadi P, Hunter DJ. The relationship of estrogen receptor-alpha and -beta genes with osteoarthritis of the hand. J Rheumatol. 2009 Dec;36(12):2772-9. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.081208. Epub 2009 Nov 2. PMID: 19884274; PMCID: PMC3641579.

Michael York:

York M, Hunter DJ. Initial combination therapy with prednisone or infliximab improved outcomes in early rheumatoid arthritis more than DMARDs alone. ACP J Club. 2006 May-Jun;144(3):72. PMID: 16646616.

Hunter DJ, York M, Chaisson CE, Woods R, Niu J, Zhang Y. Recent diuretic use and the risk of recurrent gout attacks: the online case-crossover gout study. J Rheumatol. 2006 Jul;33(7):1341-5. Epub 2006 Jun 1. Erratum in: J Rheumatol. 2006 Aug;33(8):1714. PMID: 16758506.

Class of 2004

Grace H. Lo:

Lo GH, Hunter DJ, Zhang Y, McLennan CE, Lavalley MP, Kiel DP, McLean RR, Genant HK, Guermazi A, Felson DT. Bone marrow lesions in the knee are associated with increased local bone density. Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Sep;52(9):2814-21. doi: 10.1002/art.21290. PMID: 16145676.

Merkel PA, Lo GH, Holbrook JT, Tibbs AK, Allen NB, Davis JC Jr, Hoffman GS, McCune WJ, St Clair EW, Specks U, Spiera R, Petri M, Stone JH; Wegener’s Granulomatosis Etanercept Trial Research Group. Brief communication: high incidence of venous thrombotic events among patients with Wegener granulomatosis: the Wegener’s Clinical Occurrence of Thrombosis (WeCLOT) Study. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Apr 19;142(8):620-6. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-142-8-200505030-00011. PMID: 15838068.

Lo GH, LaValley M, McAlindon T, Felson DT. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid in treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2003 Dec 17;290(23):3115-21. doi: 10.1001/jama.290.23.3115. PMID: 14679274.

Class of 2003

Eugene Y. Kissin:

Kissin EY, Schiller AM, Gelbard RB, Anderson JJ, Falanga V, Simms RW, Korn JH, Merkel PA. Durometry for the assessment of skin disease in systemic sclerosis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Aug 15;55(4):603-9. doi: 10.1002/art.22093. PMID: 16874783.

Kissin EY, Corbo JC, Farraye FA, Merkel PA. Colchicine myopathy in a patient with familial Mediterranean fever and normal renal function. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Aug 15;49(4):614-6. doi: 10.1002/art.11185. PMID: 12910572.

Kissin EY, Korn JH. Fibrosis in scleroderma. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2003 May;29(2):351-69. doi: 10.1016/s0889-857x(03)00018-8. PMID: 12841299.

Kissin EY, Lemaire R, Korn JH, Lafyatis R. Transforming growth factor beta induces fibroblast fibrillin-1 matrix formation. Arthritis Rheum. 2002 Nov;46(11):3000-9. doi: 10.1002/art.10621. PMID: 12428243.