Frank Roemer, MD

Chief Medical Officer & Director of Research



Professional info


Dr. Frank Roemer, Associate Professor of Radiology, is currently Section Chief of Musculo-Skeletal Research and Attending Radiologist, at the Department of Radiology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Erlangen Germany and also holds a position as Associate Professor in Research at Boston University School of Medicine. For many years he was Chief of MRI at Klinikum Augsburg, Germany, a large teaching institution affiliated with the University of Munich. He is a board certified radiologist. He spent time in the U.S. completing a research fellowship at University of California, at San Francisco as part of the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group and is currently Co-Director of the Quantitative Imaging Center (QIC) at the Department of Radiology at Boston University. Dr. Roemer has long standing experience in semiquantitative scoring of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fracture healing and osteoporosis. He is first author of the only whole organ scoring system on hip osteoarthritis - HOAMS, and senior author of the most commonly used semiquantitative scoring system for knee osteoarthritis – MOAKS. For several years, he has been one of the main radiological analysts for several large NIH funded osteoarthritis studies including the Health Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) study, the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST), the Framingham Osteoarthritis study, the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI), and other large NIH-funded studies, as well as several Pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. He is expert consultant to the National Institutes of Health and is Associate Editor of one of the leading journals in Orthopaedics "Osteoarthritis and Cartilage" as well as Member of the Editorial Boards of "BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders" and “European Radiology”.


Dr. Frank Roemer is the author of 280+ peer-reviewed publications in the area of musculoskeletal research. He has written and co-authored ten book chapters. He lectures regularly at international scientific and medical congresses.



2001                Award of Excellence with Distinction by the Federal Ministry of Health of Germany for Quality                                                           Assurance Improvement in Hospitals

2008                Scientific Exhibit Award: 94th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA, Chicago

2009                Scientific Exhibit Award: 95th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA, Chicago

2010                Scientific Exhibit Award: 96th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA, Chicago

2010                Gold Medal for Best Scientific Publication of the Bavarian Roentgen Society in 2010

2011                Scientific Exhibit Award: 97th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA, Chicago

2011                Wolfbauer Research Award for Excellence in Science in Bavaria, Donauwoerth

2011                Scientific Exhibit Award: 97th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA, Chicago

2013                EULAR Abstract award for best scientific presentation at the European League Against Rheumatism        

2014                Best Rated Paper Award International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging, Reykjavik, Iceland

2014                Scientific Exhibit Award: 100th Scientific Assembly & Annual meeting of the RSNA, Chicago

2014                Editor’s Recognition Award for reviewing with Distinction- Radiology, Radiologic Society of North America

2015                Onsite Best Scientific Paper Presentation Award European Congress of Radiology - ECR 

2010 - present

2010 - present