University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, was a featured expert in the publication 'Medscape' in an article titled 'Corticosteroid Injections May Worsen Knee OA Progression'. Medscape is a 'leading online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide, offering the latest medical news and expert perspectives; essential point-of-care drug and disease information; and relevant professional education and continuing medical education'.
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About Dr. Kent Kwoh:
An internationally-recognized expert in the identification, development and progression of osteoarthritis and the characterization of pain patterns in osteoarthritis, Dr. C. Kent Kwoh serves as director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, one of the first four Centers of Excellence in the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging in the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, holds the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology and serves as Director of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson Rheumatology Fellowship Program. He was named to these positions in July, 2013.
His major research interests are in outcome assessment and the examination of risk factors for the development and progression of a broad spectrum of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. His current work focuses on the identification of biomarkers – most notably MRI imaging biomarkers - for the development and/or progression of knee osteoarthritis and the characterization of knee pain patterns in osteoarthritis. He also has a major interest in the reduction and ultimately the elimination of racial disparities in the management of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases.