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Garry E. Gold, M.D., is a clinical radiologist and an active investigator specializing in patient-oriented research. Following completion of his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1988, Dr. Gold earned his medical degree in 1992 from the Stanford University School of Medicine. In 1993, he began the Stanford Department of Radiology Residency Program, during which he spent two years serving as an NCI Cancer Imaging Fellow from 1995-1997 under the supervision of Dr. Albert Macovski. After board certification in Radiology, Dr. Gold became an Osteoradiology Fellow at the University of California in San Diego under Dr. Donald Resnick from 1998-1999. He was appointed an Assistant Professor in Stanford’s Department of Radiology in January 2000. In 2006, Dr. Gold became an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Radiology. In 2011 Dr. Gold was awarded the first phase of this K24 project which has produced many successful clinically oriented researchers (see tables). In 2012, Dr. Gold was promoted to Professor of Radiology and by courtesy Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery. He was also appointed as the Associate Chair for Research in Radiology at Stanford. In 2017, Dr. Gold was appointed as Vice Chair for Research and Organization in the Department.Dr. Gold has earned an international reputation as a clinical radiologist and patient-oriented researcher specializing in osteoarthritis and translational MRI development. His unique background in electrical engineering and radiology has resulted in over 200 peer-reviewed articles and eight successful patent applications. He is Past President of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the Society for Computer Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR). In recognition of his widely respected research and mentoring, he has won multiple honors, including the SCBT/MR Lauterbur Award multiple times. In 2011 he was named a Fellow of the ISMRM and Academy of Radiology Research Distinguished Investigator. In 2013 he was named Faculty of the Year for Stanford Radiology. In 2016 Dr. Gold was named as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
My primary focus is application of new MR imaging technology to musculoskeletal problems. Current projects include: Rapid MRI for Osteoarthritis, Weight-bearing cartilage imaging with MRI, and MRI-based models of muscle. We are studying the application of new MR imaging techniques such as rapid imaging, real-time imaging, and short echo time imaging to learn more about biomechanics and pathology of bones and joints. I am also interested in functional imaging approaches using PET-MRI.
Use of PET/MR Imaging in Chronic Pain
The investigators are studying the ability of PET/MR imaging (using the PET tracer [18F]FDG)
to objectively identify and characterize pain generators in patients suffering from chronic
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Effects of an Herbal Topical Cream on Osteoarthritis Symptoms, Biomarkers, and Disease Progression in the Knee
Arthritis Relief Plus (ARP) Cream is a natural, herbal cream that has been shown to provide
pain relief and decreased stiffness. Anecdotal reports suggest that pain may continue to be
reduced months after cream use is stopped, indicating that there could be some
disease-modifying effects of the cream. The purpose of this study is to test the claim that
the ARP cream can provide long-term pain relief to osteoarthritis patients after only a short
period of use. The study will also try to determine whether the pain relief is accompanied
with any measurable indications that the progression of osteoarthritis has slowed or halted
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
For more information, please contact Jill Fattor, M.S., 650-721-4102.