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Galen Joe, MD

Galen Joe, MD
Deputy Chief
Rehabilitation Medicine Department
Rehabilitation Medicine Consultation Service

Academic Degrees
BA, University of Virginia
MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


Phone: 301-496-4733

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Galen Joe, MD


Dr. Galen O. Joe is the deputy chief of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department and director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Consultation Service at the NIH Clinical Center. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia; M.D. at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey; and completed dual residency training in internal medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Joe completed senior staff fellowship training in musculoskeletal rehabilitation medicine in the Clinical Center's Rehabilitation Medicine Department.

He is currently involved in research protocols looking at evaluation, conservative management, and monitoring of patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease, Neurofibromatosis, avascular necrosis of the hip in HIV disease, and assessment of impairments and function in adult and juvenile inflammatory myopathies.

His research interests are general, musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation medicine. He currently collaborates on research protocols with the National Cancer Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Selected Publications


Joe GO, Hicks, JE, Gerber LH. Inflammatory Arthritis and Connective-Tissue Disease. In Walter R. Frontera et al, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, 5th edition, Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2010:1015-1074

Joe GO, Shah JP, Hicks JE. Rehabilitative Management of Rheumatic Diseases. In O'Young B, Young MA, Steins SA (ed): PM&R Secrets 3rd edition, Elsevier Publishing. 2008:581-595

Hicks JE, Joe GO, Gerber LH. Rehabilitation of the Patient with Inflammatory Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease. In DeLisa, J and Gans, B, eds., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, 4th edition, Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2004:721-764

Hicks J, Joe G, Shah J. Diagnosis, Medical and Rehabilitation Management of Rheumatic Diseases in O'Young B, Young MA, Steins SA PM & R Secrets 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus 2001:337-351


Morse CG, Mican JA, Jones EC, Joe GO, Rick ME, Formentini E and Kovacs JA. The Incidence and Natural History of Osteonecrosis in HIV-Infected Adults. Clinical Infectious Diseases March 2007; 44:(5) 739-748

Susan Sparks, Goran Rakocevic, Galen Joe, Irini Manoli, Joseph Shrader, Michael Harris-Love, Barbara Sonies, Carla Ciccone, Heidi Dorward, Donna Krasnewich, Marjan Huizing, Marinos C Dalakas and William A Gahl: Intravenous immune globulin in hereditary inclusion body myopathy: a pilot study. BMC Neurology Jan 2007, 7:3 (29 Jan 2007)

Harris-Love M, Joe G, Abbett K, Koziol D. Performance-based assessment of functional limitation and muscle endurance: reliability of the Adult Myositis Assessment Tool. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2005; 52(9):S434-S434. Abstract 1131

Rider LG, Komarow L, Villalba M, Adams E, Joe G, Harris-Love M, Hill S, James-Newton L, Hicks J, Plotz P, Lachenbruch P, Miller F, and the JDM Disease Activity Collaborative Study Group. Validity of the Myositis Disease Activity Assessment Tool (MDAAT) for assessing extramuscular disease activity in adults and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2005; 52(9):S315

Ruppert M, Croarkin E, Joe G, Danoff J, Fojo A, Gerber L. Sensory testing comparing Semmes-Weinstein Monofilaments with the Neurometer (Current Perception Threshold) Device Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,2004; 85 (9): 22-23

Joe G. Early diagnosis of AVN of the hip in asymptomatic HIV-infected patients: Clinical correlation of physical examination with magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 2003;16:4:135-139

Rider LG, Giannini EH, Harris-Love MO, Joe G, Isenberg D, Pilkington C, Lachenbruch PA, Miller FW. For the International Myositis Outcome Assessment Collaborative Study Group: Workshop Report: Defining Clinical Improvement in Adult and Juvenile Myositis. The Journal of Rheumatology. 2003; 30(3):603-617

Miller K, Masur H, Jones E, Joe G, Rick M, Kelly G, Mican J, Liu S, Gerber L, Blackwelder W, Falloon J, Davey R, Polis M, Walker R, Lane C, Kovacs J. High prevalence of osteonecrosis of the femoral head in HIV-infected adults. Annals of Internal Medicine 2002;137:17-24

Rider L, Giannini EH, Lovell D, Isenberg C, Pilkington C, Cronin M, Feldman B, Finkel R, Garcia de la Torre I, Huber A, James-Newton L, Kagen L, Lindsley C, Lundberg I Malleson P, Oddis C, Pachman L, Passo M, Ravelli A, Reed A, Rennebohm R, Russman B, Rutkove S, Sherry D, Sivakumar K, Song Y, Targoff I, Vencovsky J, Villalba M, White P, Wortmann R, Ytterberg S, Harris-Love M, Joe G, Hicks J, Plotz P, Lachenbruch P, Miller F and the International Myositis Outcome Assessment Collaborative Study Group. Defining Clinically Relevant Change in Core Set Activity Measures for Adult and Juvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies (IIM). Arthritis and Rheumatism September 2002; 46 (9): S613

Rider L, Schiffenbauer A, Villalba M, Adams E, Joe G, Harris-Love M, James-Newton L, Hicks J Pilkington C, Isenberg D, Lachenbruch P, Miller F and the JDM Disease Activity Collaborative Study Group. Extramuscular Disease Activity Is Frequent in Adult and Juvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies (IIM) and Does not Correlate with Other Myositis Activity Measures. Arthritis and Rheumatism, September 2002;46 (9):S612-13

Joe GO, Kovacs JA, Kelly GG, Koziol DE, Gerber L. Early Diagnosis of Avascular Necrosis of the Hip in Asymptomatic HIV-Infected Patients: Clinical Correlation of Physical Exam Findings with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Archives of PM&R 2000. 81(9):1283

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