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Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD

Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD Physician

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Kolasinski is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Sharon L. Kolasinski

Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue,  2015 - 2017

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Clinical Specialties


  • Rheumatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1988
  • Rheumatology, 1990

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Practice Locations and Appointments

Education and Training

Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: NYU Langone/Bellevue Hospital Center


Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, National American College of Physicians, National American College of Rheumatology;, National Arthritis Foundation, National Association of Subspecialty Professors, National New Jersey Rheumatology Association, Local Osteoarthritis Research Society International, International Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Local Philadelphia Rheumatism Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kolasinski is employed by Penn Medicine.


Description of Research Expertise:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Selected Publications:

Han BK, Kim W, Niu J, Basnyat S, Barshay V, Gaughan JP, Williams C, Kolasinski SL: Association of Chondrocalcinosis in Knee Joints is Associated with Pain and Synovitis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Care & Research 69 (11): 1651-1658,2017.

Schorpion A: Can Probiotic Supplements Improve Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis? Current Rheumatology Reports 19 (11): 73,2017.

Gandiga PC, Zhang J, Thomas P, Werth VP, Sangani S: Clinical Utilization Patterns and Performance of Commercial Myositis Autoantibody Panels in Routine Practice Arthritis Rheumatol 69 (S10): 2163,2017.

Maheshwari A, Loizidis G, Agrawal M: Massive Bullae in a Patient With Sjogren’s Syndrome Presented at the Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society Meeting, Harrisburg PA : 2017.

Doaty S, Kolasinski SL, Harvey WF, Cooper A: Advocacy 101: Engaging Rheumatology Fellows in Health Policy and Advocacy Arthritis Rheumatol 68 (suppl 10) : 2016.

Berman JR, O’Rourke KS, Kolasinski SL, Aizer J, Wheatley M, Battistone MJ, Siaton B, Criscione-Schreiber L: The Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award: Fifteen Years Promoting Rheumatology Educators and Education Arthritis Care & Research 68 (11): 1591-1597,2016.

Kolasinski SL, Chi AS: Current Perspectives on Imaging in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, and Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America 42 (4): 711-732,2016.

Han BK, Kim W, Niu J, Basnyat S,Barshay V, Williams C,Guermazi A, Kolasinski SL: Comparison of Synovitis on MRI and Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients with and without Chondrocalcinosis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) Arthritis & Rheumatology 67 (10): 2015.

Kuzyshyn H, Feinstein D, Kolasinski SL: Osseous Sarcoidosis: A Case Series Rheumatology International 35 (5): 925-33,2015.

Basnyat S: Ayurvedic Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis Current Rheumatology Reports 16 (8): 435,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Rheumatology
Penn Musculoskeletal Center
3737 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4333
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)