Andrea Kalus
Associate Professor
Division of Dermatology
Co-Director, Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic at the University of Washington
Director, Phototherapy Unit

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Andrea Kalus, co-directs the Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic at the UW Roosevelt Clinic.  Her clinical practice focuses on autoimmune diseases, complex medical dermatology and phototherapy.  Dr. Kalus earned her M.D. at the University of Washington.  She completed residency training in both internal medicine and dermatology serving as a chief resident for both. 

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.  In collaboration with a museum educator she teaches observation skills using the visual exploration of original art objects.  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.

Dr. Kalus partners with multidisciplinary research teams to study lupus, dermatomyositis and skin manifestations of systemic disease.  

She is the immediate past president (2020) and current member of the Washington State Dermatology Association, as well as member of the Association of Professors of Dermatology, Rheumatology Dermatology Society, American Academy of Dermatology.  She supports her local community through volunteering and advocacy at the state and national level.

Education & Training: 
MD
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle WA
1999
Internal Medicine Residency
University of Washington
Seattle WA
1999-2002
Clinician Teacher Fellow in Internal Medicine
2002-2003
Dermatology Residency
University of Washington
Seattle WA
2003-2006
B.S. in Chemistry and Biology
George Fox College
Newburg OR
1993
Honors: 
UW Medicine Excellence in Mentoring Award
2017
John E. Olerud Resident Teaching Award
2010