Scientific Advisory Board Members:

  • Thomas J. Schnitzer, M.D., Ph.D. , serves as our scientific advisor. He is a Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Professor in Medicine-Rheumatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has experience in clinical trial methodology. Prior to joining Northwestern University, Dr. Schnitzer was Professor and Director of rheumatology and geriatric medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. He has also served as Co-Director of the Center of Research on Heath and Aging at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Schnitzer is affiliated with the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in Rheumatology. Dr. Schnitzer has written over one hundred journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts covering the field of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and pain management. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and cum laude with a medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

  • David Hunter, Ph.D.,serves as our scientific advisor. He is a rheumatology clinician researcher whose main research focus has been clinical and translational research in osteoarthritis. He is the Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney and the Royal North Shore Hospital and Consultant Rheumatologist at North Sydney Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Centre. He is an Associate Editor for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, an advisory editor for the premier rheumatology journal Arthritis Care and Research, an associate editor for BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and part of the review committee for osteoarthritis for the American College of Rheumatology, EULAR and OARSI scientific meetings. He established the Osteoarthritis Imaging Group and the annual imaging workshop. He is also a Chair of the International OA Biomarkers Workshop. Dr. Hunter has over 300 peer reviewed publications in international journals, numerous book chapters, has co-authored a number of books, and recently completed his second book on self-management strategies for the lay public.

  • Keith A. Hruska, M.D., serves as our scientific advisor. He is Professor in Pediatrics and Professor in Medicine and Cell Biology at the Washington University School of Medicine. He has clinical interest and experience in pediatric and adult kidney disease and chronic kidney diseases, among others. Dr. Hruska is board certified in internal medicine and in nephrology. Dr. Hruska also has previous experience serving on the Consulting & Advisory Boards of Shire.