Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 20, 2020 at 5:30pm

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“Dermatomyositis: A Combined Approach”

presented by Andrea Kalus, MD and Jenna Thomason, MD, MPH

The presentation will be held via Zoom. If you wish to attend, please contact Liz Wright at

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.

Jenna Thomason, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified physician at the Rheumatology Clinic at Harborview and a UW instructor of Rheumatology.

Dr. Thomason strives to be an effective teacher in order to help her patients make informed decisions. She works together with patients to come up with a treatment plan that aligns with their lifestyle, personal beliefs and social circumstances.

Dr. Thomason earned her M.D. and M.P.H. at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology. Her clinical and research interests include systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, autoimmunity in pregnancy, transitions from pediatric to adult care, prevention of osteoporosis, quality improvement and medical education/curriculum development.


The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.        (Each session is 3.0 credits)

Annual Membership Dues are $125 a year, due September 1st.*


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