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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:

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Myositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)

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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American College of Rheumatology, National American College of Rheumatology, National

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.


Selected Publications:

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): e9-10,2015.

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. ACR Annual Conference : 2015.

Wangsiricharoen S, Ligon C, Dehrab A, Gedmintas L, Tungsiripat M, Bingham C, Lozada CJ, and LH Calabrese: "Infection Rate in HIV Patients Who Received TNF-a Inhibitor Therapy for Concomitant Autoimmune Diseases" American College of Rheumatology Annual Conference : 2015.

Ligon Colin B, Gelber Allan C: Elbow loose bodies. The Journal of rheumatology 41 (7): 1426-7,2014.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 251-1083
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)