My Aching Bones and Joints: When You Should Be Worried

Up next in our Speaker Series is

My Aching Bones and Joints: When You Should Be Worried with Dr. Katherine Upchurch

Many, if not most individuals experience what they believe to be joint pain that often intensifies with age. We will explore ways to define joint pain from other types of pain (pain from structures near joints, nerve pain and muscle pain), and will briefly introduce different types of disorders that may cause this pain. Kathy will also provide some insight about common disorders that may cause this pain and when it is important to seek medical attention. PLEASE NOTE: NO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS RELATED TO YOUR OWN HISTORY OR MEDICATIONS, though general questions welcomed!

Dr. Katherine Upchurch was born in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Sweet Briar College and then Duke Medical School. She completed her residency in internal medicine at University of Texas SW (Parkland Hospital/Dallas, Tx) in 1979 and her Rheumtology training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School thereafter. She practiced rheumatology at Memorial Hospital in Worcester and became the Clinical Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at UMass Medical School, a position she held for 10 years. She has taught at all levels (students, post-graduates, fellows and lay community). She retired from clinical practice in 2019 and was named Professor Emerita after retirement. She has lived in Concord for almost 40 years and is married to Tak Takvorian. They have three children, Sam 36, Kate, 35 and Sarah 33.

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