Karolyn A. Wanat, MD, FAAD


Associate Residency Program Director
Inpatient Dermatology Consult Service Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

Office: 40027 Pomerantz Family Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-0556



BS, Biology/Molecular Biology, Florida Tech
MD, Washington University School of Medicine

Internship, St. Luke’s Medical Center
Residency, Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship, Dermatopathology, University of Pennsylvania

Licensure and Certifications

Certificate in Clinical Tropical Medicine & Traveler’s Health, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Board Certified, American Board of Dermatopathology
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Medical License, Pennsylvania Board of Medicine
State of Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
Board Certified, American Board of Dermatology

Research Summary

Dr. Wanat’s interests are all things dermatology, specifically complex medical conditions, including but not limited to infections, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, blistering and granulomatous disorders. She is passionate about medical education, and community outreach both locally and internationally, utilizing teledermatology to help increase access to dermatologic care. She enjoys dermatopathology and the clinical-pathologic correlation between diseases in both outpatient and inpatient dermatology.

Selected Publications

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Massey P, Wanat K, Stewart C, Kim E, Castelo-Soccio L, Elenitsas R, Rubin A.  CD30 positive atypical lymphocytes in perniosis: a potential histopathologic pitfall in a benign condition.  Am Journal of Dermpathol.  2014 September. 36(9):730-733.

Tschetter A, Liu V, Wanat K.  Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa presenting as a solitary blue toe.  J Am Acad Dermatol.  2014 September. 71(3):e95-7.

Wanat K, Rosenbach M, Zoiber A, Zhang P, Schaffer A.  E-cadherin is expressed by mono- and multinucleated histiocytes in cutaneous sarcoidal and foreign body granulomas.  Am J Dermatopathol.  2014 August. 36(8):651-4.

Wanat K, Reid E, Kamiyango W, El-Mallawany N, Kovarik C.  Tumoral Bacillary Angiomatosis in a Child With Human Immunodeficiency Virus.  JAMA Dermatol.  2014 July 30. 

Wanat K, Stewart C, Negoianu D, Rosenbach M.  Severe nonuremic calciphylaxis due to hyperphosphatemia resolving with multimodality treatment including phosphate binders.  JAMA Dermatol.  2014 June. 150(6):671-3.

Wanat K, Rosenbach M.  A Practical Approach to Cutaneous Sarcoidosis.  Am J Clin Dermatol.  2014 May. 15(4):283-97.

Wanat K, Rosenbach M.  A dreadful infestation.  JAMA Dermatol.  2013 August. 149(8):993-5.

Wanat K, Gormley R, Rosenbach M, Kovarik C.  Intralesional cidofovir for treating extensive genital verrucous herpes simplex virus infection.  JAMA Dermatol.  2013 July. 149(7):881-3.

Wanat K, Schaffer A, Richardson V, VanVoorhees A, Rosenbah M.  Sarcoidosis and psoriasis: a case series and review of the literature exploring co-incidence vs coincidence.  JAMA Dermatol.  2013 July. 149(7):848-52.

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