The Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinics at the University of Washington Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic and Harborview Medical Center address the needs of patients with autoimmune skin diseases, including patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and scleroderma spectrum diseases (see complete list below). The clinic is staffed by dermatologists with expertise in autoimmune skin diseases and rheumatologists who have experience diagnosing and treating autoimmune diseases associated with a variety of skin diseases. Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinics are a collaboration between the University of Washington Division of Dermatology and Division of Rheumatology.

Patients will initially be seen by residents and/or fellows working in the clinic, followed by a combined visit by attending physicians from dermatology and rheumatology.  The combined clinic provides the patient with an excellent comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and follow-up program.

Diseases Typically Seen in the Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Morphea spectrum diseases
  • Perniosis/chilblains  
  • Rash associated with undifferentiated autoimmune diseases
  • Cutaneous reactions to immunosuppressive medications

University of Washington Roosevelt Clinic Providers

Andrea Kalus, MD

Dr. Kalus is an Associate Professor in the Division of Dermatology and is the Dermatology Co-Director of the Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic at the University of Washington.  She is also the director of the Phototherapy Unit at Roosevelt Dermatology clinic.  Dr. Kalus completed training in both internal medicine and dermatology and was chief resident in internal medicine and dermatology during her training at the University of Washington.  She has been an invited speaker about autoimmune skin disease locally, regionally, and nationally including at the American College of Rheumatology national meeting.  She has been the recipient of several teaching awards and serves as one of the College Faculty for the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Jenna Thomason, MD, MPH

Dr. Thomason is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology and Rheumatology Co-Director of the Rheumatology-Dermatology clinic.  She is also involved in education and serves as the Fellowship Program Associate Program Director in the Division of Rheumatology.  Dr. Thomason completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Washington.  During her training she became interested in autoimmune skin diseases and continued that interest after joining the faculty.  She has taught locally and regionally on rheumatology-dermatology topics.

Harborview Medical Center Providers

Katherine DeNiro, MD

Katherine DeNiro, MD, is a board-certified physician at the Dermatology Clinic at Harborview Medical Center, who specializes in complex medical dermatology. She is a UW assistant professor of Dermatology and Medicine. Dr. DeNiro completed her medical degree at UW and is double board-certified in internal medicine and dermatology and was Chief Medical Resident during her training at UW. Her clinical and research interested include complex medical dermatology, hidradenitis suppurativa, severe cutaneous adverse reactions such as, Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis, cutaneous lupus and autoimmune skin disorders. Dr. DeNiro believes in a collaborative approach to patient care and enjoys partnering with patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Alison Bays, MD, MPH 

Ali Bays, MD, MPH received her medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine as well as her master’s degree in public health.  She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of California, San Francisco.  Her clinical and research interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, vasculitis including giant cell arteritis, and autoimmune skin disorders.


How to Make an Appointment

University of Washington Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic

Appointment is by referral only.  Your provider will need to provide records and a question to be addressed by the Rheumatology-Dermatology physicians.  Visits can be for consultation only or for ongoing care of complex issues.

The clinic is located at the UW Medical Center-Roosevelt Dermatology Center.

Address:

UW Medical Center-Roosevelt Dermatology Center
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206-598-4067

Fax: 206-598-2267

 

Harborview Medical Center

Appointment is by referral only.  Your provider will need to provide records and a question to be addressed by the Rheumatology-Dermatology physicians.  Visits can be for consultation only or for ongoing care of complex issues.

The clinic is located at the Harborview Dermatology Clinic at Harborview Medical Center.

Address:

Harborview Dermatology Clinic, Main Building 3rd floor
325 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-520-5000

Fax: 206-744-8527