Joseph Markenson, MD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Clinical Medicine
Cornell University, USA

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Joseph Markenson, MD received his A.B. degree from Boston University, M.S. degree from Rutgers University, and his M.D. from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1970. Upon graduation, he served as an intern at Kings County-Downstate Medical Center for one year, and subsequently served as a Medical Officer at the National Institutes of Health, Division of Biologics Laboratory of Viral Immunology in Bethesda, MD. He did his residency at Cornell University Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1976. Dr. Markenson is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center as well as Associate Scientist for the Hospital for Special Surgery Research Department. In addition he is an Attending in Rheumatology Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has been board certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Markenson served as the first Chairman of the Fundraising Committee ACR Research and Education Foundation from 1996-1999. Dr. Markenson belongs to many professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology, American College of Physicians, American Society for Microbiology, Society for Experimental Medicine and Biology, and New York Academy of Medicine. In addition, he has served as past President of the New York Rheumatism Association and the American College of Rheumatology Northeast Region. He is on the Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation

Research Interest

Pseudogout,Gout,Crystalline Arthritis,Scleroderma,Vasculitis,Osteoarthritis,Systemic Lupus,Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis,Crystalline Gout