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AboutDavid G. Borenstein, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
The George Washington University Medical Center
Partner, Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates
Washington, DC

Dr. Borenstein received his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and his medical school, internal medicine, and rheumatology training at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He joined the rheumatology faculty at
Fingerlings Toy Sale the George Washington University Medical Center in 1978 and rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine and Professor of Neurological Surgery. He was also the Director of the Spine Center for 6 years. In 1997 he joined Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates, the largest rheumatology practice based in Maryland and Washington, DC.

Dr. Borenstein is the author and/or co-author of more than 100 journal articles and books including three medical textbooks: Low Back and Neck Pain: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Management 3rd Edition; Low Back Pain: Medical Diagnosis and Comprehensive Management 2nd Edition, which has been recognized by the American Association of Medical Libraries as one of the 200 essential books for a medical library; and Neck Pain: Medical Diagnosis and Comprehensive Management.

Dr. Borenstein’s research interests include development of new cheap football shirts medications for pain and inflammation and appropriate use of magnetic resonance imaging. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery published the results of an independent, seven-year follow-up study coordinated by Dr. Borenstein which concluded that MRI scans are not predictive of the development or duration of low back pain. Over the years, he has participated in numerous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Boards. The FDA invited him to review current low back pain medications, and to comment on continuing issues in the care and treatment of back health and pain management.

As a health educator for both professional and consumer audiences, Dr. Borenstein has been an invited speaker to more than 30 medical schools and comments frequently in the national media on matters concerning back pain. He is a popular lecturer for the Arthritis Foundation and other patient education groups, and does public service spots about proper back health. He has appeared on national news programs including CBS and CNBC. Dr. Borenstein is listed in the Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and named a “top doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and Master of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine.

Dr. Borenstein is recognized as a Master by the American College of Physicians for his outstanding contributions to Internal Medicine.



2013 — Master, American College of Physicians
2012 — Leading Physicians of the World
2011 — Arthritis Foundation Marriott Lifetime Achievement Award
2010 — President, American College of Rheumatology
2005 — The Academy of Medicine of Washington, DC
2005 — Henry J Taylor Award, Arthritis Foundation, Metropolitan, Washington Chapter
2005 — The Best Doctors in Fingerlings Toy America: 2005 Edition
2005 — Center for Study of Services, Guide to Top Doctors
2004 — Who’s Who in America, 56th; 57th Editions
2003 — The Best Doctors Fingerlings Toy in America: 2000; 2002; 2003 Editions
2002 — Who’s Who in Medicine & Healthcare, 4th Edition 
2000 — Who’s Who in America, 55th Edition
2000 — Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 3rd Edition
1999 – present — Washingtonian Magazine, Top Doctors
1999 — Center for the Study of Services, Guide to Top Doctors
1998 — Washington Consumers’ Checkbook — Area’s Outstanding Physicians


Dr. Borenstein is a member of, or serves as an officer in numerous health and medical societies, organizations, and advocacy groups:
— Fellow, American College of Physicians
— Fellow, American College of Rheumatology
— Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia
— American Association for the Advancement of Science
— Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Society
— Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington
— Member, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
— National Association of Medical Communicators
— Spondylitis Association of America
— Spondyloarthritis Research & Treatment Network


Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates, PC
Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates is the largest rheumatology practice in the Washington, DC area. For more than 30 years, the group has served the community. Dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of persons with disorders of joints, muscles, tendons and other connective tissue, the practice has treatment centers in Wheaton, Rockville, and Chevy Chase, Maryland and in Washington, DC.

Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates integrates excellent medical care with comprehensive services, maintaining a full-service laboratory, x-ray facilities, a physical therapy division, three centers for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and three infusion centers. The practice provides patients the opportunity to access the most recent and innovative technologies through their active clinical research program that allows participation in national trials to evaluate new medications for the treatment of arthritis, osteoporosis, and a variety of rheumatic diseases


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