Maria-Antonietta D’Agostino, MD, MSc, PhD is Professor of Rheumatology at the Catholic University of Rome, Italy, and head of the Rheumatology Department at the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, IRCSS in Rome. She is Professor of Rheumatology at Paris-Saclay Versailles-Saint-Quentin University, France and Honorary Professor at Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Leeds University, UK.
Her major research interest is the methodological validation of imaging biomarkers, with particular interest on ultrasound. Her cutting-edge approach has permitted to faster the validation of ultrasound as outcome measurement instrument in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis/spondyloarthritis and other autoimmune diseases. She engages in a wide range of research, ranging from the methodological and proof-of-concept approach through to large national and international clinical trials. She has also designed and led several multicenter international studies and epidemiological cohorts aimed at evaluating diagnosis and disease severity of rheumatic diseases. She has published several major papers in the field. She received the Carol Nachman award 2022 for outstanding contribution to rheumatology.
She is an OMERACT Executive Member, mentor of the OMERACT Ultrasound Working Group and she served as Chair of the EULAR Standing Committee on Musculoskeletal Imaging from 2010 to 2014.