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Marc C. Hochberg

Marc C. Hochberg M.D., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Secondary Appointments: Epidemiology & Public Health
Administrative Title: Division Head, Rheumatology And Clinical Immunology, Interim Director, Grecc
Location: MSTF 8-34
Phone: (410) 706-6474
Fax: (410) 706-0231

Personal History:

Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH, received his undergraduate degree (A.B. cum laude in Chemistry) from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in rheumatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a member of the full-time faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1977 to 1991. Since 1991, Dr. Hochberg has been Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Since 1995, he has been the Head of the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Research Interests:

Dr. Hochberg's research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. He is the Principal Investigator of the Baltimore Clinical Centers of the Osteoarthritis Initiative and the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Baltimore Hip Studies. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Clinical Speciality:

Dr. Hochberg is a board-certified rheumatologist. His private practice is limited to the evaluation and management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

Honors and Awards:

Dr. Hochberg has received numerous awards and has held appointments in several nationally and international medical societies. He is a Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. 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 from the Laurentian Society of Rheumatology in 2011, the Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award from the ACR in 2012 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from OARSI in 2013.. He was elected to membership in the American Clinical and Climatological Association in 2005.


Dr. Hochberg has published over 350 articles and 50 book chapters, and is an editor of the textbooks "Epidemiology of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2nd edition" (Oxford University Press, 2001), "Rheumatology, 4th edition" (Mosby/Elsevier, 2008), and "Practical Rheumatology, 3rd edition" (Mosby/Elsevier, 2004).