Meet Dr. Jonathan Krant, HealthCentral's New Osteoarthritis Expert

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Dr. Krant will be contributing his rheumatology expertise in his regularly updated blog.

Jonathan D. Krant, MD, directs the teaching service in Rheumatology at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. A busy clinician, he oversees the care of 6,000 patients within a four state radius, and runs the clinical investigation unit at Berkshire Rheumatology Associates, where he is employed as a staff rheumatologist. Dr. Krant developed an interest in patients with musculoskeletal disorders while working under the aegis of Dr. Mary Betty Stevens as a student at Johns Hopkins University. He subsequently studied the epidemiology of arthritis among the Navajo and Yakima tribes while a medical resident at Dartmouth and research fellow at the University of Washington. A clinical fellow at the University of California in San Francisco, Dr. Krant developed a subspecialty interest in systemic lupus while working with Asian patients and continues to perform clinical research in therapeutics as an attending physician.

He lives on a farm in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.

If you have a question for Dr. Krant, send it to Once a month, Dr. Krant will pick three to five of your questions to answer in his blog. Although Dr. Krant cannot give specific diagnoses, treatment recommendations or medical advice through our site, he will try to provide as much useful information as possible. We appreciate your questions and if yours is reprinted in Dr. Krant's blog, your identity will be kept confidential.