Department of Medicine
1660 S. Columbian Way
Building 101, S-151-A
Seattle, WA, 98108
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 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 fracture and intervene effectively, with lifestyle and pharmacologic treatments.
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, 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.
Wysham KD, Murray SG, Hills N, Yelin E, Gensler LS. Cervical Spinal Fracture and Other Diagnoses Associated With Mortality in Hospitalized Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Feb;69(2):271-277. doi: 10.1002/acr.22934. PubMed PMID: 27159625; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5102813.