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Colin Ligon, MD, MHS

Colin Ligon, MD, MHS Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Ligon is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Rheumatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Biologic Therapy for Rheumatologic Diseases
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  • Enthesitis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Inflammatory Polyarthropathy
  • Joint Injections
  • Lupus
  • Maternal Collagen Vascular Disorder
  • Maternal Lupus
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Paget's Disease
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Post-Infectious Arthritis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Sicca Syndrome
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Vasculitis
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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: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases (AASOG), National American College of Rheumatology, National American College of Rheumatology, National Philadelphia Rheumatism Society, Local World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases (WASOG), International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ligon is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Ligon has a clinical research focus on sarcoidosis, particularly musculoskeletal manifestations, extrapulmonary and cardiac disease, and situations of overlap with autoimmune disease.

Selected Publications:

Mugdha Agrawal, Colin Ligon: "Defining Characteristics of Patients with Overlap between Sarcoidosis and Connective Tissue Diseases”" American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2018.

Giorgos Loizidis, Colin Ligon, MD, Michael George: "Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Patterns in Patients with Interstitial Pneumonia with Autoimmune Features (IPAF)" American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2018.

Lee Clare J, Iyer Geetha, Liu Yang, Kalyani Rita R, Bamba N'Dama, Ligon Colin B, Varma Sanskriti, Mathioudakis Nestoras: The effect of vitamin D supplementation on glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention studies. Journal of diabetes and its complications 31 (7): 1115-1126,2017.

Wangsiricharoen Sintawat, Ligon Colin, Gedmintas Lydia, Dehrab Admad, Tungsiripat Marisa, Bingham Clifton, Lozada Carlos, Calabrese Leonard: Rates of Serious Infections in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Therapy for Concomitant Autoimmune Diseases. Arthritis care & research 69 (3): 449-452,2017.

Ligon Colin, Hummers Laura K: Biomarkers in Scleroderma: Progressing from Association to Clinical Utility. Current rheumatology reports 18 (3): 17,2016.

Ligon C, Schulam P, Wise R, Hummers LK, Wigley FM, and Saria S: Faces in motion: Clinical subtyping in scleroderma using changes in forced vital capacity. ACR 2016 Abstract #60284 : 2016.

Ligon Colin B, Wigley Fredrick M: Editorial: Scleroderma: Bringing a Disease From Black-and-White Into Technicolor. Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 67 (12): 3101-3,2015.

Ligon Colin B, Hummers Laura K, McMahan Zsuzsanna H: Oxalate nephropathy in systemic sclerosis: Case series and review of the literature. Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism 45 (3): 315-20,2015.

Christenson Eric S, Ligon Colin, Hsu Steven: A Wolf in Infection's Clothing: The Difficulties of Discerning Systemic Lupus Erythematosus from Its Infectious Sequelae. The American Journal of Medicine 128 (7): 9-10,2015.

Schulam P, Ligon C, Wise R, Hummers LK, Wigley FM, and S Saria. A: Computational Tool for Individualized Prognosis of Percent of Predicted Forced Vital Capacity Trajectories in Systemic Sclerosis. American College of Rheumatology Annual Conference : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Rheumatology, 1st Floor, South Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2454
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)