Skip to main content

Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH, MACP, MACR

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Medicine

Secondary Appointment(s):

Epidemiology & Public Health

Administrative Title:

Division Head, Rheumatology And Clinical Immunology; Interim Director, Grecc

Additional Title:

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health Head, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Vice Chair, Department of Medicine Director, Medical Care Clinical Center VA Maryland Health Care System

Location:

MSTF 8-34

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-6474

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 605-7199

Fax:

(410) 706-0231

Education and Training

            1965-1969                   Franklin & Marshall College - A.B., cum laude

            1969-1973                   The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, M.D.

            1973-1974                   Intern in Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

            1974-1975                   Assistant Resident in Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

            1975-1977                   Postdoctoral Fellow, Connective Tissue Division, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

            1977-1979                   The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, M.P.H.

Biosketch

 

Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH, received his M.D. and M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Hygiene and Public Health, respectively.  He completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in rheumatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He was a member of the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1977 to 1991.  He now is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Public Health; Head, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as Director, Medical Care Clinical Center, Veteran Affairs Maryland Health Care System..

Dr. Hochberg received the Clinical Research Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) in 1999, was named one of only 50 “Postdoctoral Fellow Heroes” by the Arthritis Foundation in 2001, received the Mary Betty Stevens Clinical Research Award from the American College of Physicians (Maryland Chapter) in 2002, the Roger Demers Prize at the 42nd Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology in 2011, the Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) in 2012, the Lifetime Achievement Award from OARSI in 2013, the Art Modell Presidents Award from the Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter in 2013 and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Johns Hopkins University in 2014.  He was named a Master of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology in 2014. He was General Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of OARSI, a member of the Board of Directors of both the ACR and the ACR Research and Education Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Chair, Standing Committee on Epidemiology of the International League of Associations of Rheumatology.  He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles and 60 book chapters, and is an editor of the textbooks “Rheumatology, 6th edition” (Mosby/Elsevier, 2015), “Epidemiology of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2nd edition” (Oxford University Press, 2001), and “Rheumatoid Arthritis” (Mosby/Elsevier, 2009).  He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism and President of the USBJI.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Dr. Hochberg’s research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. He is Principal Investigator (PI) of the Baltimore Clinical Center for the Osteoarthritis Initiative and was PI of the Baltimore Clinical Center for the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. He also is Co-Principal Investigator of the Baltimore Hip Studies and Co-Director of the Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core of the University of Maryland Older Americans Independence Center. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Highlighted Publications

Liu Y, Yau MS, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Duggan DJ, Renner JB, Hochberg MC, Mitchell BD, Jackson RD, Jordan JM: Genetic determinants of radiographic knee osteoarthritis in African-Americans. J Rheumatol 2017 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Yau MS, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Liu Y, Lewis CE, Duggan DJ, Renner JB, Torner J, Felson DT, McCulloch CE, Kwoh CK, Nevitt MC, Hochberg MC, Mitchell BD, Jordan JM, Jackson RD: Genome-wide association study of radiographic knee osteoarthritis in North American Caucasians. Arthritis Rheumatol 2017;69:343-51.

Hochberg MC, Tive LA, Abramson SB, Vignon E, Verburg KM, West CR, Smith MD, Hungerford DS: When is osteonecrosis not osteonecrosis? Adjudication of reported serious adverse joint events in the tanezumab clinical development program. Arthritis Rheumatol 2016;68:382-91.

Coxib and traditional NSAID Trialists’ (CNT) Collaboration, Bhala N, Emberson J, Merhi A, Abramson S, Arber N, Baron JA, Bombardier C, Cannon C, Farkouh ME, FitzGerald GA, Goss P, Halls H, Hawkey C, Hennekens C, Hochberg M, Holland LE, Kearney PM, Laine L, Lanas A, Lance P, Laupacis A, Oates J, Patrono C, Schnitzer TJ, Solomon S, Tugwell P, Wilson K, Wittes J, Baigent C: Vascular and upper gastrointestinal effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: meta-analsyes of individual participant data from randomized trials. Lancet 2013;382(9894):769-79.

Hochberg MC, Altman RD, April KT, Benkhalti M, Guyatt G, McGowan J, Towheed T, Welch V, Wells G, Tugwell P: American College of Rheumatology 2012 recommendations for the use of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies in osteoarthritis of the hand, hip and knee. Arthritis Care Res 2012;64:455-74.

Additional Publication Citations

Please see CV.

Awards and Affiliations

Please see Biosketch and CV.