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Sara Kaprove Penn, MD

Specialty in Rheumatology

Dr. Sara (Kaprove) Penn is a board-certified rheumatologist. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell University (1999) and graduated from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2003). She completed an internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2006) and went on to complete her rheumatology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2008). She excelled as a clinical rheumatologist for around 10 years working at Lahey Clinic and Harvard Vanguard, both in the Boston area. She then worked in the Telemedicine space for 3 years working for Teladoc as a Lead Physician in the Expert Medical Services Division. She is currently serving as an Associate Medical Director at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in their Marketed Products Group. She holds a number of volunteer appointments, and is a rheumatology section lecturer for the MGH Institute of Health Professionals.Dr. Penn is a physician leader attuned to the intersection of industry and clinical care, and she enjoys consulting as a medical writer in addition to her full-time responsibilities.

Practice names

July 2021 - Current - Associate Medical Director Immunology Clinical Development, AbbVie


Education and training

2006-2008 - Rheumatology Fellowship University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2003-2006 - Internal Medicine Residency Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

1999-2004 - MD, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

1995-1999 - Bachelor of Science in Biology Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


American Board of Internal Medicine/Rheumatology Certified