Joshua Stefanik, PhD, MSPT

Joshua Stefanik, PhD, MSPT

Title
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Email
stefanik@bu.edu
Education
Boston University School of Medicine, PhD Anatomy
Northeastern University, MS Physical Therapy
Northeastern University, BS Rehabilitation Science
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Scholarship

Recent Presentations

  • Stefanik JJ, Foster TE, Hoagland TM, Lufler RS, Zumwalt A, Felson DT. Is there an association between patella alta and the severity and location of patellofemoral joint deterioration? A cadaveric study. FASEB J 22(4): 773.1, 2008 (Poster Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Zhu Y, Zumwalt AC, Gross KD, Clancy M, Lynch JA, Frey-Law LA, Lewis CE, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Powers CM, Felson DT. Patella alta is associated with patellofemoral malalignment: The MOST Study. ACR/ARHP Scientific Meeting, October 2009 (Poster Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Zhu Y, Zumwalt AC, Gross KD, Clancy M, Lynch JA, Frey-Law LA, Lewis CE, Roemer FW, Powers CM, Guermazi A, Felson DT. The association between patella alta and structural features of patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (OA) on MRI: The MOST Study. ACR/ARHP Scientific Meeting, October 2009 (Platform Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Zhu Y, Gross KD, Clancy M, Zumwalt AC, Lynch J, Felson DT. The association between patella alta and structural features of osteoarthritis on MRI: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. FASEB J 23 (4): 649.4, 2009 (Poster Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Zhu Y, Zumwalt AC, Gross KD, Clancy M, Lynch JA, Frey-Law LA, Lewis CE, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Powers CM, Felson DT. Does quadriceps strength modify the association between patella alta and structural features of osteoarthritis on MRI? The MOST Study. American Association of Anatomists/Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, April 2010 (Platform Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Zhu Y, Zumwalt AC, Gross KD, Clancy M, Lynch JA, Frey-Law LA, Lewis CE, Roemer FW, Powers CM, Guermazi A, Felson DT. Does trochlear shape modify the relationship between patella alta and patellofemoral joint cartilage damage? The MOST Study. American Association of Clinical Anatomists, July 2010 (Poster Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Niu J, Gross KD, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Felson DT. The patellofemoral joint is the most common compartment affected by structural features of knee osteoarthritis using Magnetic Resonance Imaging data. Osteoarthritis Research Society International, September 2011 (Platform Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Niu J, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Roemer FW, Nevitt MC, Guermazi A, Felson DT. The association between hamstring strength and hamstring-quadriceps strength ratio with patellofemoral joint cartilage damage: The MOST Study. Osteoarthritis Research Society International, April 2012 (Poster Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Wang K, Gross KD, Lynch JA, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Felson DT. The association of demographic, modifiable, structural and biomechanical risk factors with medial and lateral patellofemoral joint structural damage on MRI: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. ACR/ARHP Scientific Meeting, November 2012 (Poster Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Neogi T, Lynch JA, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Felson DT. The diagnostic utility of anterior knee pain and pain with stairs in identifying knees with MRI detected structural damage in the patellofemoral joint: The MOST Study. International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, September 2013 (Poster Presentation).
  • Stefanik JJ, Neogi T, Niu J, Lynch JA, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Felson DT. The diagnostic utility of anterior knee pain and pain with activities in identifying knees with MRI detected structural damage in the patellofemoral joint: The MOST Study. ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, October 2013 (Poster Presentation).

Recent Publications

  • Stefanik JJ, Zhu Y, Zumwalt AC, Gross KD, Clancy M, Lynch JA, Frey-Law LA, Lewis CE, Roemer FW, Powers CM, Guermazi A, Felson DT. Association between patella alta and the prevalence and worsening of structural features of patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care and Research. 2010;
    62(9): 1258-1265. [PMCID: 20506169]
  • Stefanik JJ, Guermazi A, Zhu Y, Zumwalt AC, Clancy M, Gross KD, Segal, NA, Lynch JA, Lewis CE, Roemer FW, Powers CM, Felson DT. Quadriceps weakness, patella alta and structural features of patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care and Research. 2011; 63(10): 1391-1397. [PMCID: 21702087]
  • Stefanik JJ, Roemer FW, Zumwalt AC, Zhu Y, Gross KD, Lynch JA, Frey-Law LA, Lewis CE, Guermazi A, Powers CM, Felson DT. The association between measures of trochlear morphology and structural features of patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis on MRI: The MOST Study. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2012; 30(1): 1-7. [PMCID:
    21710542]
  • Gross KD, Niu J, Stefanik JJ, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Sharma L, Nevitt MC, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Felson DT. Breaking the Law of Valgus: the surprising and unexplained prevalence of medial patellofemoral cartilage damage. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. 2012; 71(11): 1827-1832. [PMCID: 22534825]
  • Stefanik JJ, Niu J, Gross KD, Roemer FW, Guermazi, A, Felson DT. Using magnetic resonance imaging to determine the compartmental prevalence of knee joint structural damage. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2013; 21(5): 695-699. [PMCID: 23428598]
  • Stefanik JJ, Zumwalt AC, Segal, NA, Lynch JA, Powers CM. The association between measures of patella height, trochlear morphology and patellofemoral joint alignment: The MOST Study. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2013; 471(8): 2641-2648. [PMCID: 23546847]

Professional Organizations

  • 2003-present American Physical Therapy Association
  • 2006-present American Association of Anatomists
  • 2006-present American Association of Clinical Anatomists
  • 2008-present Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
  • 2010-present Osteoarthritis Research Society International
  • 2012-present Orthopaedic Research Society

Awards and Honors

  • 2001 Catherine Allen Award, Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences
  • 2003 David Grant USAF Medical Center, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron Junior Company Grade Officer of the Second Quarter
  • 2003 David Grant USAF Medical Center, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron Junior Company Grade Officer of the Year
  • 2008 American Association of Anatomists Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award Finalist
  • 2009 American College of Rheumatology Research Education Foundation Abbott Graduate Student Achievement Award
  • 2009 American Association of Anatomists Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award Finalist
  • 2010 American Association of Clinical Anatomists Sandy Marks Student Poster Presentation Award Winner
  • 2010 American Association of Anatomists Langman Graduate Student Platform Presentation Award Finalist

Licenses and Certifications

  • 2001 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • 2002 Rhode Island, Physical Therapy License # PT01767
  • 2006 Massachusetts, Physical Therapy License #17665