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Rennie Rhee, MD

Rennie Rhee, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Rhee is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Rheumatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2011
  • Rheumatology, 2014

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: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Rheumatology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Rhee 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:

vasculitis, microbiome, clinical and translational research, epidemiology, connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary hypertension

Selected Publications:

Rhee RL, Sreih A, Najem CE, Grayson PC, Zhao C, Bittinger K, Collman RG, Merkel PA: "Characterisation of the Nasal Microbiota in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis" Ann Rheum Dis 77 (10): 1448-53,2018.

Rennie L. Rhee, Cecile TJ Holweg, David Cuthbertson, Simon Carette, , Gary S. Hoffman, Nader A. Khalidi, Curry L. Koening, Jeffrey Krischer, Carol A. Langford, Carol A. McAlear, Paul A. Monach, Larry Moreland, Christian Pagnoux, Philip Seo, Ulrich Specks, Antoine Sreih, Steven R. Ytterberg, and Peter A. Merkel for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium: "Serum Periostin as a Biomarker in Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis." PLoS ONE 13 (10): e0205768,2018.

Rhee RL, Davis JC, Ding L, Fervenza FC, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CGM, Langford CA, McCune WJ, Monach PA, Seo P, Spiera R, St Clair EW, Specks U, Stone JH, Merkel PA: “The Utility of Urinalysis in Determining the Risk of Renal Relapse in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13 (2): 251-7,2018.

Rhee RL, Grayson PC, Merkel PA, Tomasson G: “Infections and the Risk of Incident Giant Cell Arteritis: a Population-Based, Case-Control Study" Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 76 (6): 1031-5,2017.

Sanges S, Launay D, Rhee RL, Sitbon O, Hachulla E, Mouthon L, Guillevin L, Rottat L, Clerson P, Cordier JF, Kawut SM, Simonneau G, Humbert M.: “A Prospective Study of the 6-Minute Walk Test as a Surrogate Marker for Hemodynamics in Two Independent Cohorts of Treatment-Naïve Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.” Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 75 (8): 1457-65,2016.

Rhee RL, Hogan SL, Poulton CJ, McGregor JG, Landis JR, Falk RJ, Merkel PA: “Trends in Long-Term Outcomes Among Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis with Renal Disease.” Arthritis & Rheumatology 68 (7): 1711-20,2016.

Rhee RL, Gabler NB, Sangani, S, Praestgaard A, Merkel PA, Kawut SM: “Comparison of Treatment Response in Idiopathic and Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 192 (9): 1111-7,2015.

Rhee RL, Gabler NB, Praestgaard A, Merkel PA, Kawut SM: "Adverse Events in Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension." Arthritis & Rheumatology 67 (9): 2457-65,2015.

Rhee RL, Von Feldt JM, Schumacher HR, Merkel PA: "Readability and Suitability Assessment of Patient Education Materials in Rheumatic Diseases.” Arthritis Care & Research 65 (10): 1702-06,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dept. of Medicine/Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street
5th Floor, White Building

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