Steven George, PT, PhD, Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and DCRI’s Director of Musculoskeletal Research, was recently recognized as an Expertscape World Expert in Back Pain. Dr. George received this label for being in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about Back Pain over the past 10 years.
Dr. George's primary interest is research involving biopsychosocial models for the prevention and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders. His long term goals are to 1) improve accuracy for predicting who is going to develop chronic pain; and 2) identify non-pharmacological treatment options that limit the development of chronic pain conditions.
His research projects have been supported by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Brooks Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. Dr. George and his collaborators have authored over 225 peer-reviewed publications in leading medical, orthopaedic, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and pain research journals.
Expertscape is designed to help find the most knowledgeable physicians and health professionals in the world. Expertscape objectively ranks people and institutions by their expertise in more than 27,000 biomedical topics. The experts listed by Expertscape are those who have demonstrated their expertise and knowledge of a field by writing articles that are published in the medical literature. These are the experts who try to teach the world their knowledge.
The experts are ranked according to the quality and quantity of their publications. Expertscape examines all medical publications that are indexed in the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database. They rank the expertise of each author according to the number and type of articles that each expert has authored on the specific condition, disease, or treatment.
Congratulations to Dr. George on this achievement!