Internationally-recognized for his research in osteoarthritis, University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, will deliver three invited presentations during the month of September.
He will present Advances in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis at the 2015 Xi'an International Orthopedics Forum in Xi'an, Shanxi Province, Peoples Republic of China and Management of Osteoarthritis at the Peking University Osteoarthritis International Forum in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, Peoples Republic of China.
Dr. Kwoh will return to the U.S., to present Incident Frequent Knee Pain is Associated with Changes in Semi-Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers of Inflammation at the Imaging Based Measures of Osteoarthritis Workshop, sponsored by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance In Medicine (ISMRM) in Pacific Grove, California.
In addition to serving as Director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, Dr. Kwoh is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging in the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and holds the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology. 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 disparities in the management of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases.