Rita Egan, M.D.

Dr. Rita Egan graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science and from the Pennsylvania State University with a PhD in Biochemistry. She obtained her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1983. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington Seattle in 1987 and Rheumatology at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in 1990. She was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Kentucky until 1997 when, along with Dr. Kelly Cole, she founded the Arthritis Center of Lexington. She has been the section chief of Rheumatology at Central Baptist Hospital for seven years and has been on the advisory board of the Arthritis Foundation in the past.

Dr. Egan has a daughter Elizabeth who attends the University of South Carolina. She enjoys hiking and astronomy.