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Frederick B. Vivino, MD, FACR

Frederick B. Vivino, MD, FACR Physician

Chief, Rheumatology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Director, Penn Sjogren's Syndrome Center Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Vivino is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Frederick B. Vivino

Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2008 to 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Rheumatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1986
  • Rheumatology, 1988

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
  • 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: Temple University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Physicians, National American College of Rheumatology, National John A. Hartford Foundation for Research on Aging, Local Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, Inc., National Philadelphia Regional Chapter, Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation, Local Philadelphia Rheumatism Society, Local Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation, Inc., National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vivino 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:

Sjogren's syndrome

Selected Publications:

Derk CT, Vivino FB.: A primary care approach to Sjögren’s syndrome: helping patients cope with sicca symptoms, extraglandular manufestations. Postgraduate Medicine 116 (3): 49-54, 59, 65,2004.

Petruzzi LM, Vivino FB.: Sjögren’s syndrome: Implications for perioperative practice AORN J 777 (3): 612-621, 624,2003.

Derk CT, Vivino FB, Kenyon L, Mandel S.: Inclusion body myositis in connective tissue disorders: Case report and review of the literature Clin Rheumatol 22 (4-5): 324-328,2003.

Vivino FB, Gala I, Hermann GA.: Change in final diagnosis on second evaluation of labial minor salary gland biopsies J Rheumatol. 29 (5): 938-944,2002.

McGarvey ML, Hermann GA, Vivino, FB: Differential diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome: Chronic sialadenitis; clinical, laboratory and histologic findings Arthritis Rheum. 46 (9 (Suppl)): S368,2002.

Stein JD, Liang KP, Liang KV, Vivino FB: Central nervous system manifestations of Sjögren’s syndrome: Response to immunosuppressive therapy Arthritis Rheum. in press ((Suppl)): 2002.

Vivino FB, Minerva P, Huang CH, Orlin SE.: Corneal melt at the initial presentation of primary Sjögren’s syndrome J Rheumatol. 28 (2): 379-382,2001.

Vivino FB: The treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome patients with pilocarpine tablets Scand J Rheumatol Suppl 115 : 1-13,2001.

Vivino FB, Orlin SE.: Sjögren’s Syndrome: Giving dry mouth and eyes the full treatment J Musculoskel Med. 17 : 350-367,2000.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine University City
Penn Musculoskeletal Rheumatology Center
Penn Sjogren's Center
3737 Market Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4333

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