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Alexis S. Tingan, MD

Alexis S. Tingan, MD Physician

Wistar Institute Professor of Genetics Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Tingan is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Alexis S. Tingan

Alexis S. Tingan, MD joined the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation leading our growth in outpatient spine and musculoskeletal services. Dr. Tingan works in concert with our sports medicine physicians and other Penn departments with sports medicine activities to broaden our department’s team coverage.

Born and raised in Beaumont, TX, Dr. Tingan received his Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in 2005. After receiving his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in 2010, Dr. Tingan completed an internship in the Department of General Surgery at Penn. From 2011 to 2015, he was a resident in our training program and served as Chief Resident during his final year. In 2015, he was recognized as our department’s Resident Educator of the Year. Dr. Tingan then completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tingan was the Assistant Team Physician for the University of Pennsylvania men’s varsity soccer team from 2012 to 2015. With his extensive personal experience and interest in running, he served as the event physician for Penn Relays, the Philadelphia Marathon, and the Philadelphia Triathlon. He was also the team physician for West Philadelphia High School in 2015 and 2016. Dr.Tingan is currently the team physician for the University of Pennsylvania’s Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track and Field teams, the Medical Director for the Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon, and the Medical Director for the Penn Relays.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine, 2016
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amputation Rehabilitation
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Arm Steroid Injection
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Botox for Spasticity
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Fracture
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Chronic Tendinosis of the Ankle
  • Chronic Tendinosis of the Foot
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Spinal Deformities
  • Compression Fractures
  • Concussion
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Epidural Injection
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Neuralgia)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Gait Analysis
  • Hand Steroid Injection
  • Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Injections
  • Kyphosis
  • Lesion of Sciatic Nerve
  • Low Back Pain in Pregnancy
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Musculoskeletal Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Rehab
  • Neck Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Plexopathy
  • Posterior Interosseous Neuropathy
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Post-Polio Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacroiliac Joint Block
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Pain
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stress Fractures
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Ultrasound
  • Upper Limb Amputation
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Emory University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National North American Spine Society, National Spine Intervention Society, National Spine Intervention Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tingan is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Alexis Tingan: Injury Prevention: Three Cool Down Steps for Runners Penn Medicine Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Blog : 2017.

Alexis Tingan: Nutrition Plan: Fueling Long Distance Runs Penn Medicine Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Blog : 2017.

Alexis Tingan: Pre-Race Day Tips: Preparing for a Half Marathon Penn Medicine Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Blog : 2017.

Alexis Tingan: Injury Prevention: Warm Up Tips for Long Distance Runners Penn Medicine Musculoskeletal an Rheumatology Blog : 2017.

Rahul Kapur and Alexis Tingan: 6 Common Overuse Running Injuries and How to Fix Them Philadelphia Inquirer : 2016.

Labib SA, Hoffler CE, Shah JN, Rolf RH, Tingan A: The Giftbox Open Achilles Tendon Repair Method: A Retrospective Clinical Series. J Foot Ankle Surg 55 (1): 39-44,2016.

Tingan A, Caldera F: Right Upper Extremity Pain and Swelling after Cervical Injection. American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) CME Online Case Study Program. MSK Case No. 39. : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine Rittenhouse
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1800 Lombard Street/1st Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 893-2600
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366

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