David Felson, MD, M.P.H.

Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. David Felson is Evans Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University. He has received both the OARSI Clinical Research Award and an OARSI Lifetime Achievement Award. He founded the Framingham Osteoarthritis Study and cofounded the MOST Study. He pioneered studies showing that obesity caused knee osteoarthritis and that weight loss prevented it. He also introduced MRI into large scale studies and his group showed that synovitis and bone marrow lesions  were  major sources of pain.  He has led placebo controlled trials in OA, participated in OA treatment guidelines committees and has written about OA trial design.