James Andrews, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Rheumatology
Fellowship Program Associate Program Director, Research
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
Roosevelt Clinic
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information

Biography
Education & Training: 
M.D.
Stanford Medical Center
Stanford CA
2004-2009
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco CA
2009-2012
Fellowship in Rheumatology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco CA
2012-2014
Contact
Email: 
Phone: 
(206) 543-3414
Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 

I am an academic rheumatologist and a physician-scientist whose research focuses on understanding the contribution of myopathy to functional outcomes among older adults with autoimmune and non-autoimmune chronic disease with the goal of reducing physical disability and improving clinical outcomes for these patients.  My specific interests include frailty, sarcopenia, body composition, and myositis.  My research utilizes a range of epidemiologic and biostatistical methods to conduct both observational and interventional studies of functional outcomes in these patients.  Current projects address the role of sarcopenia and its immunologic biomarkers as predictors of hospital-associated physical disability in older adults with and without dementia (AD/ADRD), the contribution of sarcopenia and body composition to the development of osteoarthritis, the evaluation of novel pharmacologic therapies for autoimmune myositis, and physical and cognitive long-term functional outcomes of COVID-19.  I enjoy caring for patients with all types of rheumatologic conditions, and I have focused expertise in the care of patients with autoimmune myositis and myopathies. 

Publications
Publications: 

Selected-

1. Andrews JS, Ben-Shachar M, Yeatman JD, Flom LL, Luna B, Feldman HM. “Reading Performance Correlates with White Matter Properties in Term and Preterm Children.” Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 52: e94-e100, 2010. PMCID: PMC2892255. [original work]

 

2. Andrews JS, Stijacic Cenzer I, Yelin E, and KE Covinsky. “Pain as a Risk Factor for Disability and Death.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 61:583–589, 2013. PMCID: PMC3628294. [original work]

 

3. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin E, and P Katz. “Muscle Strength, Muscle Mass, and Physical Disability in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” Arthritis Care & Research. 2015 Jan;67(1):120-7. PMID: 25049114. PMCID: PMC4280326. [original work]

 

4. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin E, and P Katz. “Muscle Strength and Changes in Physical Function in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” Arthritis Care & Research. 2015 Aug;67(8):1070-7. PMID: 25623919.  PMCID: PMC4515406 [original work]

 

5. Andrews JS. “When might isn’t right: the impact of muscle weakness on physical function in systemic lupus erythematosus.”  Int J Clin Rheumatol. 2015 June; 10(3), 139–141. [invited review]

 

6. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Hough CL, Daikh DI, Yelin EH, Katz PP. “Serum Biomarkers of Inflammation and Muscle Strength among Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” Cytokine. 2016 Nov 15;90:109-112. PMID: 27863333.  PMCID: 5415383. [original work]

 

7. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Hough CL, Covinsky KE, Katz PP. “Frailty and Reduced Physical Function Go Hand in Hand in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A U.S. Observational Cohort Study.” Clinical Rheumatology. 2017 May;36(5):1031-1039. PMID: 28116570. [original work]

 

8.  Katz PP, Andrews JS, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Yelin EH. “Is frailty a relevant concept in systemic lupus erythematosus?” Lupus, Science, and Medicine.  2017 Feb 1;4(1):e000186. PMID: 28243456. PMCID: PMC5294024. [original work]

 

9. Wang Y, Andrews JS, Colon PJ, Wundes, A.  “FDG-PET abnormalities leading to the diagnosis of an unusual case of probable neurosarcoidosis.”  Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 2018 Nov 5 (6) e506; DOI: 10.1212/NXI.0000000000000506.  PMID 30345332. [case report]

 

10. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Wysham KD, Hough CL, Yelin E, Katz PP.  “The Impact of Frailty on Changes in Physical Function and Disease Activity Among Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis.”  ACR Open Rheumatology.  2019 July; DOI: 10.1002/acr2.11051. [original work]

 

11.  Wysham, KD, Shoback DM, Andrews JS, Katz PP. “Sex differences in frailty and its association with low bone mineral density in rheumatoid arthritis.” Bone Rep. eCollection 2020 Jun. [original work]

 

12. Michailidou D, Chung S, Andrews JS, Starkebaum GA, Chew FS, Latimer CS.  “Clinical Images: An unusual case of proximal limb muscle weakness.” Arthritis Rheumatol. doi: 10.1002/art.41626. epub ahead of print. [case report]

 

13. Andrews JS, Gold LS, Nevitt M, Heagerty PJ, Cawthon P.  “Appendicular Lean Mass, Grip Strength, and the Development of Knee Osteoarthritis and Knee pain among Older Adults.” ACR Open Rheumatol.  2021 Jul 10.  doi: 10.1002/acr2.11302.  Online ahead of print. [original work]

 

14.  Qin ES, Gold LS, Hough CL, Katz PP, Wysham KD, Bunnell AE, Andrews JS.  “Patient-Reported Functional Outcomes Thirty Days after Hospitalization for COVID-19.” PM R. 2021 Sep 29. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12716. Online ahead of print. [original work]

 

15.  Abay R, Gold LS, Cawthon PM, Andrews JS.Sarcopenia as a Risk Factor for Development of Hospital-Associated Disability among Older Adults with Dementia in the Health ABC Study.” Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Jan 3.  doi: 10.1002/alz.12527.  Online ahead of print. [original work]

 

16.  Andrews JS, Gold LS, Reed MJ, Garcia JM, McClelland RL, Fitzpatrick AL, Hough CL, Cawthon PM, Covinsky KE.  “Appendicular Lean Mass, Grip Strength, and the Development of Hospital-Associated Activities of Daily Living Disability among Older Adults in the Health ABC Study.”  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 Nov 3:glab332. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glab332. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34734252 [original work]

 

17.  Qin ES, Andrews JS, Hough CL, Bunnell AE.  “"Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Weakness and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Clinical Review."  PM R.  2022  Feb;14(2):227-238. PMID 35014183. [original work]

 

18.  Wysham KD, Shofer J, Lui GM, Trupin L, Andrews JS, Black DM, Graf J, Shoback DM, and Katz PP. “Low Cumulative Disease Activity is Associated with Higher Bone Mineral Density in a Majority Latinx and Asian US Rheumatoid Arthritis Cohort.” Semin Arthritis Rheum.  2022  Jan;3153:151972.  PMID 35152085.  [original work]

 

19.  Qin ES, Gold LS, Hough CL, Katz PP, Singh NA, Wysham KD, Bunnell AE, Andrews JS.  “Physical Function and Fatigue Recovery at 6-Months after Hospitalization for COVID-19.” PM R. [original work; in press]