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Joan Bathon
Professor of Medicine

Academic Degrees
M.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1978

Departmental Affiliation
Dept of Medicine - Rheumatology

Departmental Address
MFL-CT, Suite 4100
5200 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: (410)-550-0578
Fax: (410)-550-2625

Honors and Awards:

1974,   Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum laude graduate 

1974-78, Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship

1986,   Upjohn Young Investigator 

1986    Fellow, American College of Rheumatology

1989,   Arthritis Investigator (Chapter) Award 

1991,   NIH Clinical Investigator Award 

1991,   Award for Presentation, International Conference on Kinins and Kallikreins, Munich 

1993,   Invited speaker, Gordon Conference on Kinins and Kallikreins, Ventura, CA 

1995,   American Heart Association (MD. Affiliate) Award 1

996,   Arthritis Investigator (Chapter) Award

Selected Publications

Ling SM, Xue QL, Simonsick EM, Tian J, Bandeen-Roche K, Fried LP, Bathon JM. Transitions to mobility difficulty associated with lower extremity osteoarthritis in high functioning older women: longitudinal data from the Women's Health and Aging Study II. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Apr 15;55(2):256-63.

Giles JT, Bartlett SJ, Gelber AC, Nanda S, Fontaine K, Ruffing V, Bathon JM.Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy and risk of serious postoperative orthopedic infection in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Apr 15;55(2):333-7.

Smolen JS, Han C, van der Heijde D, Emery P, Bathon JM, Keystone E, Kalden JR, Schiff M, Bala M, Baker D, Han J, Maini RN, St Clair EW. Infliximab treatment maintains employability in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Mar;54(3):716-22.

Smolen JS, Van Der Heijde DM, St Clair EW, Emery P, Bathon JM, Keystone E, Maini RN, Kalden JR, Schiff M, Baker D, Han C, Han J, Bala M; Active-Controlled Study of Patients Receiving Infliximab for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis of Early Onset (ASPIRE) Study Group.Predictors of joint damage in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis treated with high-dose methotrexate with or without concomitant infliximab: results from the ASPIRE trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Mar;54(3):702-10.

Bathon JM, Fleischmann RM, Van der Heijde D, Tesser JR, Peloso PM, Chon Y, White B.Safety and efficacy of etanercept treatment in elderly subjects with rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2006 Feb;33(2):234-43.

Giles JT, Fernandes V, Lima JA, Bathon JM.Myocardial dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis: epidemiology and pathogenesis. Arthritis Res Ther. 2005;7(5):195-207. Epub 2005 Aug 24. Review.

Genovese MC, Bathon JM, Fleischmann RM, Moreland LW, Martin RW, Whitmore JB, Tsuji WH, Leff JA.Longterm safety, efficacy, and radiographic outcome with etanercept treatment in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.
J Rheumatol. 2005 Jul;32(7):1232-42.

Haque UJ, Bathon JM.The role of biologicals in early rheumatoid arthritis. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2005 Feb;19(1):179-89. Review.

St Clair EW, van der Heijde DM, Smolen JS, Maini RN, Bathon JM, Emery P, Keystone E, Schiff M, Kalden JR, Wang B, Dewoody K, Weiss R, Baker D; Active-Controlled Study of Patients Receiving Infliximab for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis of Early Onset Study Group.Combination of infliximab and methotrexate therapy for early rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, controlled trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Nov;50(11):3432-43.

Giles JT, Bathon JM.Serious infections associated with anticytokine therapies in the rheumatic diseases. J Intensive Care Med. 2004 Nov-Dec;19(6):320-34. Review.

Nanda S, Bathon JM.Etanercept: a clinical review of current and emerging indications. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2004 May;5(5):1175-86. Review.

Bartlett SJ, Piedmont R, Bilderback A, Matsumoto AK, Bathon JM.Spirituality, well-being, and quality of life in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Dec 15;49(6):778-83.

Andersen RE, Crespo CJ, Bartlett SJ, Bathon JM, Fontaine KR.Relationship between body weight gain and significant knee, hip, and back pain in older Americans. Obes Res. 2003 Oct;11(10):1159-62.

Ling SM, Fried LP, Garrett ES, Fan MY, Rantanen T, Bathon JM.Knee osteoarthritis compromises early mobility function: The Women's Health and Aging Study II. J Rheumatol. 2003 Jan;30(1):114-20.

Kremer JM, Genovese MC, Cannon GW, Caldwell JR, Cush JJ, Furst DE, Luggen ME, Keystone E, Weisman MH, Bensen WM, Kaine JL, Ruderman EM, Coleman P, Curtis DL, Kopp EJ, Kantor SM, Waltuck J, Lindsley HB, Markenson JA, Strand V, Crawford B, Fernando I, Simpson K, Bathon JM.Concomitant leflunomide therapy in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis despite stable doses of methotrexate. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Ann Intern Med. 2002 Nov 5;137(9):726-33. Summary for patients in: Ann Intern Med. 2002 Nov 5;137(9):I42.

Genovese MC, Bathon JM, Martin RW, Fleischmann RM, Tesser JR, Schiff MH, Keystone EC, Wasko MC, Moreland LW, Weaver AL, Markenson J, Cannon GW, Spencer-Green G, Finck BK.Etanercept versus methotrexate in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis: two-year radiographic and clinical outcomes. Arthritis Rheum. 2002 Jun;46(6):1443-50.

Christmas C, Crespo CJ, Franckowiak SC, Bathon JM, Bartlett SJ, Andersen RE.How common is hip pain among older adults? Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Fam Pract. 2002 Apr;51(4):345-8.


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