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Director, Rheumatology Education; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Clinical Focus Areas
General rheumatology, Lyme disease
Research Focus Areas
Lyme disease, Medical student and resident education, Clinical Anatomy
Seeing Patients In
Tufts Medical Center
Biewend Building, Floor 4
260 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388
2021, "Top Doctor", Boston Magazine
2020, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2018/2019, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2017, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2015, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2010-2013, “Top Doctor, Rheumatology,” Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report
2010, Tufts Annual Faculty Mentorship Award
2009, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
2008-2009, Tufts University School of Medicine Innovations In Education Award
2006, 2014, Tufts University School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching
2004-2007, Clinician Scholar Educator Award, American College of Rheumatology
1. Kalish RA, Kaplan RF, Taylor E, Jones-Woodward L, Workman K, Steere AC. Ten-to-twenty-year followup evaluation of study patients with Lyme disease. J Infect Dis 2001; 183:453-60.
2. Kalish RA, McHugh G, Granquist J, Shea B, Ruthazer R, Steere AC. Persistence of Immunoglobulin M or Immunoglobulin G antibody responses to Borrelia burgdorferi 10 - 20 years after active Lyme disease. Clin Infect Dis 2001; 33:780-5.
3. Kalish RA, Puius YA. Lyme Arthritis: Pathogenesis, Clinical Presentation, and Management. Infect Dis Clin North Am 2008; 22: 289-300.
4. Wang C, Schmid CH, Hibberd P, Kalish RA, Roubenoff R, Rones R, McAlindon TE.: Tai Chi is Effective in treating Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis & Rheumatism (Arthritis Care & Research) 2009; 61(11): 1545–1553
5. Wang C, Schmid CH, Rones R, Kalish R, Yinh J, Goldenberg D, McAlindon T. Tai Chi is effective in treating fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. N Engl J Med 2010; 363: 743-54.
6. Kalish RA, Dawiskiba MI, Sung Y-C, Blanco MA. Raising Medical Student Awareness of Compassionate Care through Reflection of Annotated Videotapes of Clinical Encounters. Education for Health 2011 24:3.
7. Kalish RA, Canoso JJ. A clinical musculoskeletal anatomy seminar: Development of the Method. Reumatol Clin 2012;8 (Suppl 2):10-2.
8. Lee JY, Luc S, Greenblatt DJ, Kalish RA, McAlindon TE. Factors associated with serum hydroxychloroquine level in lupus patients: renal function could be important. Lupus 2013; 22(2)
9. Navarro-Zarza JE, Hernandez-Díaz C, Saavedra MA, Alvarez-Nemegyei J, Kalish RA, Canoso JJ, Villaseñor-Ovies P. Pre-workshop knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy of rheumatology fellows and rheumatologists of seven North, Central and South American Countries. Arthritis Care Res, 2014; 66 (2):270-276
Robert A. Kalish, MD is recognized as one of Boston’s leading clinical rheumatologists, and is a recognized authority on Lyme disease and complications due to Lyme disease. He is also a leading clinician-educator in the Tufts Medical Center community and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants for excellence in medical student and resident education.