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Rheumatology

Irene J. Tan, MD, FACR

Specialties

Rheumatology

Distinctions
4.6
49 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
publications
ratings & reviews
about me
Clinical Interests
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Vasculitis
  • Gout
  • Skin manifestations of rheumatic diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Undifferentiated connective tissue disease
  • Connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis 
  • Inflammatory myositis 
  • Hypermobility syndrome
  • Osteoporosis 
Research Interests
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Systemic lupus
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Sympathetic joint effusion
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus 
  • Hypermobility syndrome
  • Macrophage activation syndrome/acquired hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • Especially interested in developing and validating a clinical maneuver to improve the diagnostic sensitivity of early rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritides
Education
  • MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Training
  • Fellowship, Rheumatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
Memberships
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society
  • Philadelphia Rheumatism Society
  • Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
  • Association of Specialty Professors
Awards and Honors
  • Arts and Science of Medicine Course Preceptor Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Teaching Attending of the Year Award, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Queens Hospital Center
  • Henry L. Moses, First Prize in the Basic Science Research Category, Montefiore Staff and Alumni Association, NY
  • Rookie of the Year Award (for Teaching), Department of Medicine, Stamford Hospital, CT
  • Top Doctor in Connecticut, Rheumatology, Connecticut Magazine, 2010-2012
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2016
  • Top Doctors, Rheumatology, Philadelphia magazine, 2017-2019
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine, Castle Connolly, 2017
offices

Office Locations

Temple Rheumatology

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Outpatient Building, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

publications
Digital Bibliography
Publications

1. Singh N, Saurabh S, Tan IJ. Takayasu’s arteritis and Crohn’s disease in a young Hispanic female. Case Rep in Rheumatology. 2014;2014:246852. PMID: 25152825.

2. Tan IJ, Peeva E, Zandman-Goddard G. Hormonal modulation of the immune system – a spotlight on the role of progestogens. Autoimmun Rev. 2015 Jun;14(6):536-42. PMID: 25697984.

3. Brown CR, Criscione-Schreiber L, O’Rourke KS, Fuchs HA, Putterman C, Tan IJ, Valeriano-Marcet J,  Hsieh E, Zirkle S, Bolster MB. What Is a Rheumatologist and How Do We Make One? Arthritis Care Res. 2016 Aug;68(8):1166-72. PMID: 26663526.

4. Criscione-Schreiber L, Brown CR, O’Rourke KS, Fuchs HA, Putterman C, Tan IJ, Valeriano-Marcet J,  Hsieh E, Zirkle S, Bolster MB. A New Roadmap for the Journey from Internist to Rheumatologist. Arthritis Care Res. 2016 Nov 11. Doi:10.1002/acr.23151. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27863135.

ratings & reviews

49 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.

OVERALL RATING

4.60 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.6
Give easy to understand instruction
4.6
Provider expl in way you understand
4.6
Provider listen carefully to you
4.7
Show respect for what you say
4.6
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
August 8, 2019

Dr. Tan is an excellent Doctor. [...]

5.0
July 31, 2019

this was my first visit with Dr. Tan but I liked her a lot she took the time to explain in detail causes of my illness and what she would try to do to help with treatment of my condition. she explained how to take the medication she prescribed for me and gave me a follow up visit within 30 days. She also did lab bloodwork and x-ray

5.0
July 24, 2019

[...] Dr. Tan is WONDERFUL. She remembers small details about not only my medical history but personal life. She makes me feel cared for.

5.0
May 29, 2019

Really had a wonderful experience with Dr. Tan. She is so knowledgeable and truly gave me the best exam and ruled out what the GI wanted ruled out. I was very much at ease with her and she with me, this is a rare quality [...].

5.0
April 20, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Tan. I am completely and totally satisfied that this doctor will be attending me on future visits.

5.0
April 18, 2019

I love that she takes in consideration of how I'm feeling before she does anything to me.

5.0
April 16, 2019

Dr. Tan is a super good Living Wise care provider.

5.0
January 22, 2019

Dr.Irene Tan is t GREATEST. She takes time to listen to everything I had to say.

Office Locations

Temple Rheumatology

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Outpatient Building, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED