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Marc C. Hochberg
 

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

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

Personal History:

Marc C. Hochberg 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. Since 1991, he has served as Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Public Health and, since 1995, Head, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In 2014, Dr. Hochberg became Director, Medical Care Clinical Center at the VA Maryland Health Care System and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Hochberg has published over 400 peer reviewed and 100 non-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), among others. He also is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.

Dr. Hochberg has received numerous awards and honors over his academic career. These include the Clinical Research Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) in 1999, 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 Arthur 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 Decade/Initiative and Chair, Standing Committee on Epidemiology of the International League of Associations of Rheumatology.  He also was named one of only 50 “Postdoctoral Fellow Heroes” by the Arthritis Foundation in 2001.

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

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.


Publications:

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).