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Jean-Pierre Raynauld, Canada
Dr. Jean-Pierre Raynauld
obtained his medical degree at the University of Montreal (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) in 1983 and was appointed at the Department of Medicine at the University of Montreal in 1996. He completed his training in Clinical Rheumatology at the University of Montreal in 1989 and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology, in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, at Stanford University in California, USA from 1990 to 1993. He is a Fellow in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.Doctor Raynauld is an expert in the field of clinical research in osteoarthritis. He is Head of the Osteoarthritis Clinical Research Unit at the Montreal Rheumatology Institute affiliated with the University of Montreal Hospital Centre (CHUM). He was formerly vice-president of the Royal College of Physician Examination Board (rheumatology) and sits as President of the Canadian Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology. He was recently member of the Editorial Board of the Osteoarthritis and Cartilage journal.Doctor Raynauld’s research interests focus on the evaluation of the progression of osteoarthritis using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He is also interested in evaluating intra-articular approaches to the treatment of osteoarthritis. He has participated as principal investigator or co-investigator in several studies addressing clinical outcomes using intra-articular viscosupplements and corticosteroids, as well as having conducted studies using MRI technology to evaluate oral medications such as bisphosphonates, strontium ralenate, chondroitin sulfate, and other inhibitors of cartilage degradation in patients with knee osteoarthritis. He has published more than 75 original articles related to osteoarthritis and has presented at numerous meetings in North America.