Division of Rheumatology

Pauline Boulos


Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine

Staff Rheumatologist, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton



Education and Professional Standing

  • MD CM, McGill University 1995
  • Internal Medicine Residency, McGill University 1995-1998
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology, McMaster University 1998-2000
  • FRCPC Internal Medicine 1999
  • FRCPC Rheumatology 2000
  • MSc in Health Research Methodology, McMaster University 2005
  • FRCPC Clinician Investigator Program, McMaster University 2005

Research Interests

Dr. Boulos is currently involved in medical education research: Validation of the GALS exam for healthcare professionals.

Selected Publications

  1. Beattie KA, Duryea J, Pui M, O’Neill J, Boulos P, Webber CE, Eckstein F, Adachi JD. Minimum joint space width and tibial cartilage morphology in the knees of healthy individuals: a cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2008 Sep 8;9:119.
  2. Beattie KA, Bobba R, Bayoumi I, Chan D, Schabort I, Boulos P, Kean W, Obeid J, McCallum R, Ioannidis G, Papaioannou A, Cividino A. Validation of the GALS musculoskeletal screening exam for use in primary care: a pilot study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2008 Aug 27;9:115.
  3. Sawka AM, Gafni A, Boulos P, Beattie K, Papaioannou A, Cranney A, Hanley DA, Adachi JD, Cheung A, Papadimitropoulos EA, Thabane L. Could a policy of provision of hip protectors to elderly nursing home residents result in cost savings in acute hip fracture care? The case of Ontario, Canada. Osteoporosis International 2007;18(6):819-27.
  4. Inglis D, Pui M, Ioannidis G, Beattie K, Boulos P, Adachi JD, Webber C, Eckstein F. Accuracy and test-retest precision of quantitative cartilage morphology on a 1.0 T peripheral magnetic resonance imaging system. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2007;15(1):110-5.
  5. Sawka AM, Boulos P, Beattie K, Papaioannou A, Gafni A, Cranney A, Hanley DA, Adachi JD, Papdimitropoulos EA, Tabane L. Hip protectors decrease hip fracture risk in elderly nursing home residents: a Bayesian meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2007;60(4):336-44.