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Michael George, MD, MSCE

Michael George, MD, MSCE Physician

Instructor A of Medicine

Dr. George is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Rheumatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2012
  • Rheumatology, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Inflammatory Disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Muscle Disease
  • Myositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Rheumatology Guideline Subcommittee, National American College of Rheumatology Rheumatoid Arthritis Guideline Development, National American College of Rheumatology,, National International Myositis Assessment & Clinical Studies Group (IMACS), International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. George 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:

Baker Joshua, England Bryant, Mikuls Ted, Sayles Harlan, Cannon Grant, Sauer Brian, George Michael, Caplan Liron, Michaud Kaleb: Obesity, Weight Loss, and Progression of Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis Arthritis Care & Research 70 (12): 1740-1747,2018.

McCulley Caroline, Barton Jennifer, Cannon Grant, Sauer Brian, Teng Chia, George Michael, Caplan Liron, England Bryant, Mikuls Ted, Baker Joshua: Body mass index and persistence of conventional DMARDs and TNF inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology : Epub ahead of print,2018.

George MD, Sauer BC, Teng CC, Cannon GW, England BR, Kerr GS, Mikuls TR, Baker JF: Biologic and Glucocorticoid Use after Methotrexate Initiation in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of Rheumatology Epub ahead of print : 2018.

Frederick Vivino, MD, Michael George, MD, MSCE, Chadwick Johr, MD, Nora Sandorfi, MD: “Lack of Specificity in Testing for Murine Tissue Specific Autoantibodies for the Diagnosis of Sjogren’s Syndrome” American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2018.

Alexis Ogdie, MD, MSCE, Michael George, MD, MSCE: "The Impact of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors on Diabetes Mellitus Among Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis” American College of Rheumatology, Chicago, IL : 2018.

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

Joshua Baker, MD, MSCE, Carson Maynard, MD, Michael George, MD, MSCE: “Sex Differences in the Achievement of Clinical Remission and Low MRI Synovitis Scores in Rheumatoid Arthritis” American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Chicago IL : 2018.

Michael George, MD, MSCE, Joshua Baker, MD, MSCE, Alexis Ogdie, MD, MSCE: "Discontinuation of Methotrexate or TNF Inhibitors in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis” American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2018.

Baker Joshua F, Sauer Brian, Teng Chia-Chen, George Michael, Cannon Grant W, Ibrahim Said, Cannella Amy, England Bryant R, Michaud Kaleb, Caplan Liron, Davis Lisa A, OʼDell James, Mikuls Ted R: Initiation of Disease-Modifying Therapies in Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Associated With Changes in Blood Pressure. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases 24 (4): 203-209,2018.

Sharim Rebecca, Thomas Preethi, Mathew Leny, George Michael, Rosenbach Misha: Perceptions of Infection Risk With Immunomodulatory Medications. Journal of clinical rheumatology 24 (2): 80-84,2018.

Academic Contact Info

5 White Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)