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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Olga Petryna, is an Attending Rheumatologist at Beth Israel Medical Group, an affiliate of Mount Sinai Medical School. She completed her medical education at the Ivano-Frankivsk Medical University in her native Ukraine. Subsequently, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Medical Center, a Weill Cornell Medical College affiliate. She completed her fellowship training in Rheumatology at the prestigious NY Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical School in New York City. Dr Petryna has published in several peer-reviewed rheumatology journals and was named "Rising Star in Rheumatology" in 2013 by the New York Times Magazine.
  • Dr. Petryna approaches patient care with warmth, respect, and diligence.


  • Medical School - Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University
  • Lincoln Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Fellowship in Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and Publications

  • Kukar M, Petryna O, Efthimiou P. “Biological targets in the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis: A Comprehensive review of Current and In-development Biological Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs”, Biologics:Targets &Therapy, 2009:3 443–457
  • Petryna O and Efthimiou P. “An Unusual Cause of Lower Back Pain”, Journal of Rheumatology, 2009 Nov;36(11):2556
  • Efthimiou P, Petryna O. ”Headache from Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis in Adamantiades-Behcet’s Disease”, Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 2010; Dec;16(8):409
  • Petryna O, Yavari N, Efthimiou P. “Occupational and Environmental Exposures in Lupus and Systemic Sclerosis: A preventable Risk Factor?” Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2010; 27:395-402
  • Efthimiou P, Petryna O, Kukar M, Gold M. “Characteristic neuroimaging findings in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in SLE: Reply.” Arthritis and Rheumatism, 2011 Jan;63(1):309-10
  • Petryna O, Cush JJ, and Efthimiou P. “IL-1 Trap Rilonacept in Refractory Adult-onset Still’s Disease”, Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 2012 Dec;71(12):2056-8
  • Efthimiou P, Petryna O, Kukar M. “Complex situations in patients with adult-onset Still disease” in Autoimmune Diseases: Complex and Acute Situations, 2011, pp 221-232, Springer, NY, NY
  • New York Times Magazine, "Rising Star in Rheumatology", 2013
  • Super Doctors, 2013, superdoctors.com

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American College of Physicians

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian