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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Deodhar, Atul A.; Honig, Stephen

Current Opinion in Rheumatology: July 2019 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - p v
doi: 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000605

Current Opinion in Rheumatology was launched in 1989. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of Rheumatology is divided into 15 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.

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Atul A. Deodhar

Atul A. Deodhar, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Rheumatology Clinics at the Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases in Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology; and is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians.

Dr Deodhar is the past-chair of SPARTAN (Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network), an organization of North American Rheumatologists dedicated to education and research in the field of axial spondyloarthritis. He also serves on the American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) treatment guidelines sub-committee, and is the Associate Editor of the Advanced Rheumatology Course by Association of Health Professionals in Rheumatology (ARHP). He has served the ACR in various other capacities as a Vice Chair of the annual meeting planning committee, member of the peripheral MRI task force, Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) nominating committee and developer of the ARHP online advanced rheumatology course. Dr Deodhar serves on the Rheumatology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Dr Deodhar is a reviewer for Arthritis & Rheumatology, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, and Annals of Internal Medicine, among several other journals. His research interests are axial spondyloarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. He has authored several book chapters and editorials as well as 3 books and over 150 peer-reviewed articles. Dr Deodhar has been a Guest Editor for Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, and Current Opinion in Rheumatology. He has been a principal or co-investigator in more than 100 clinical trials, mostly focused on therapies for ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

He completed his fellowship in Rheumatology at Oregon Health & Science University, USAM, USA and before that, a research fellowship in Rheumatology at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, England. He completed his residency in internal medicine and geriatrics at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, as well as in the Sassoon General Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune, India. He received his MBBS and MD degrees from the University of Pune, India; and the MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, London, England.

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Stephen Honig

Stephen Honig, MD, Msc, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, USA, and is the Director of the Osteoporosis Center at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, USA. Dr Honig is a graduate of Kenyon College and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, USA. He completed his internship and residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center in New York City, and his Fellowship in Rheumatology at the NYU School of Medicine. He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the NYU Wagner School of Public Administration.

Dr Honig's area of interest is osteoporosis with an emphasis on bone strength and fracture prevention. His research activities currently center around the use of imaging techniques to define fracture risk and how they relate to bone microarchitecture and bone strength. He has studied the relationship of such changes in both systemic and local bone loss syndromes. He works closely with orthopedic colleagues in the fracture service and has developed the NYU Osteoporosis Model of Care Program, designed to educate patients and physicians on the need to aggressively manage patients with a recent osteoporotic fracture in order to reduce the incidence of subsequent fractures.

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