Headshot of Dr. Katherine Wysham
Assistant Professor
Division of Rheumatology
Sites of Practice: 
VA Puget Sound

Faculty Information

Education & Training: 
University of Washington, School of Medicine
Seattle WA
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco CA
Certificate of Advanced Training in Clinical Research
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco CA
Fellowship in Rheumatology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco CA
Certificate in Statistical Analysis with R Programming
(206) 764-2251
Mailing Address: 

1660 S. Columbian Way

Building 101, S-151-A

Seattle, WA, 98108

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Dr. Wysham's research focuses on understanding the impact of inflammatory diseases and their treatments on the development of osteoporosis. Specifically, she is focusing on identifying clinical and biochemical predictors of frailty and low bone density in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Such knowledge would enhance the ability of rheumatologists to identify and target those patients at highest risk for frailty and fracture and intervene effectively, with lifestyle and pharmacologic treatments.

Clinical Interests: 

Dr. Wysham sees patients at the Rheumatology clinic and Osteoporosis clinics at the Puget Sound Veteran's Affairs Hospital. She is committed to providing high-quality holistic care to her veteran patients with an emphasis on preventive medicine.



Wysham KD, Shofer J, Lui G, Trupin L, Andrews JS, Black DM, Graf J, Shoback DM, 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 Apr;53:151972. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2022.151972. Epub 2022 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 35152085; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8963706.

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. 2020 Jun;12:100284. doi: 10.1016/j.bonr.2020.100284. eCollection 2020 Jun. PubMed PMID: 32509932; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7264043.

Wysham KD, Shoback DM, Imboden JB Jr, Katz PP. Association of High Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Seropositivity and Lean Mass Index With Low Bone Mineral Density in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jul;70(7):961-969. doi: 10.1002/acr.23440. Epub 2018 May 9. PubMed PMID: 29106028; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5936473.