Andrea Kalus, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Dermatology Clinic at UWMC Roosevelt and a UW associate professor of Dermatology and Medicine. Dr. Kalus earned her M.D. at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Kalus co-directs the Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic at the UW Roosevelt Clinic. Her clinical interests include medical dermatology requiring systemic therapy, connective tissue diseases, dermatomyositis, cutaneous lupus, eosinophilic fasciitis, morphea, mastocytosis, vasculitis, and psoriasis. Dr. Kalus feels it is a joy to listen, explain and partner with patients to achieve the best possible outcome.
Dr. Kalus is an Associate Professor in the Division of Dermatology. She teaches medical students at all levels of training and supervises and mentors residents throughout their three years of dermatology training. She was selected by the residents for a teaching award in 2010 and received the UW Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2017. She is the Pathway Director for the Humanities and the Arts Pathway, a 4 year elective for medical students exploring the intersection of the humanities disciplines and medicine.
Dr. Kalus partners with multidisciplinary research teams to study lupus, dermatomyositis and skin manifestations of systemic disease and leads a clinical trial studying Baricitinib in dermatomyositis. Additional research interests include Understanding cell specific responses to UV light in lupus, and understanding skin response to insulin infusion in diabetes.
In her free time Dr. Kalus enjoys spending time with family, travel and gardening.