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The Brookdale Foundation Group


Frank W. Burr Blvd

Suite 13

Teaneck, NJ









Richard F. Loeser, Jr., MD

Richard F. Loeser, Jr., MD is the Dorothy Rhyne Kimbrell and Willard Duke Kimbrell Professor of Internal Medicine and Head, Section of Molecular Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and he serves as Director of Translational Research for the Sticht Center on Aging. Dr. Loeser received his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Rheumatology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (formerly the Bowman Gray School of Medicine) in Winston-Salem, NC. He was a Hartford Faculty Development Scholar in Aging, a Brookdale National Fellow, and a Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholar in Aging Research. Dr. Loeser is an Associate Editor for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Orthopedic Research Society, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), the American Society of Cell Biology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He serves on advisory boards for the Arthritis Foundation and the American Federation for Aging Research and recently completed a term on the board of directors for OARSI.

Dr. Loeser’s research interest is in the cell biology of cartilage in osteoarthritis. His work is aimed at improving the understanding of the basic mechanisms which control chondrocyte anabolic and catabolic activity with a focus on aging and cell signaling. He has also been a co-investigator on studies of the effects of diet and exercise on osteoarthritis and is participating in a multicenter study to determine the genetic links to the development of osteoarthritis.

Brookdale Fellow Class of 1990