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Two rheumatologists join MDedge Rheumatology editorial advisory board


 

The staff of MDedge Rheumatology/Rheumatology News are happy to announce that Melissa S. Oliver, MD, and C. Kent Kwoh, MD, have joined the editorial advisory board.

Dr. Melissa Oliver of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis

Dr. Melissa Oliver

Dr. Oliver is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in the department of pediatric rheumatology at Indiana University and practices at Riley Hospital for Children, both in Indianapolis. She completed her training in pediatrics at New Jersey Medical School, Newark, and Pediatric Rheumatology at Stanford (Calif.) University.

Her research interests include improving patient outcomes in the juvenile spondyloarthropathy and chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis populations. She is an active member of the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance.

Dr. C. Kent Kwoh of the University of Arizona, Tucson

Dr. C. Kent Kwoh

Dr. Kwoh is director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, Tucson. He holds the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology and is the chief of the division of rheumatology and professor of medicine and medical imaging at the university.

His current major research interests focus on the identification of biomarkers – most notably MRI imaging biomarkers for the development and/or progression of knee OA and the characterization of knee pain patterns in OA. He also has a major interest in the reduction and ultimately the elimination of disparities in the management of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases.

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