Roland W. Moskowitz, MD, is Professor of Medicine and a member of the Division of Rheumatic Diseases at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Following his training in rheumatology and internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Moskowitz was on the medicine faculty at Temple University School of Medicine and at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Moskowitz has served on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Rheumatology and the National Arthritis Foundation. Additionally, he has been a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and Chairman of the Subspecialty Board of Rheumatology. He has served as president of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Dr. Moskowitz's primary research interest relates to the pathophysiology and genetics of osteoarthritis; in 1990 he received international recognition for research linking osteoarthritis to a defective collagen gene. Dr. Moskowitz is the author of over 225 published articles and is editor of 11 textbooks, including Osteoarthrtis - Diagnosis and MedicalISurgical Management. In 2000, he received the President's Gold Medal Award from the American College of Rheumatology.