Epidemiology & Public Health
Division Head, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology; Interim Director, GRECC
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
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.
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, President and 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 450 peer-reviewed articles and 60 book chapters, and is an editor of the textbooks “Rheumatology, 7th edition” (Mosby/Elsevier, 2019), “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 immediate Past-President, USBJI..
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.
Hochberg MC, Guermazi A, Guehring H, Aydermir A, Wax S, Fleuranceau-Morel P, Bihlet AR, Byrjalsen I, Andersen JR, Eckstein F: Effect of intra-articular sprifermin vs placebo on femorotibial joint cartilage thickness in patients with osteoarthritis: The FORWARD randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2019;322(14):1360-70.
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.
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.
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