Dr. Michael Andrew Cardis, MD

Dr. Michael Andrew Cardis, MD

Dr. Michael Andrew Cardis, MD

Languages: English
Fax: 877-285-1490

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  • Dermatology
Conditions I Treat
  • acne
  • atypical mole
  • bullous disease
  • contact dermatitis
  • cutaneous t cell lymphoma
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Procedures I Perform
  • cryotherapy for skin lesions
  • dermatologic immunopathology
  • dermoscopy
  • destruction of benign skin lesions
  • destruction of premalignant skin lesions
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About the Provider

Michael Cardis, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He sees patients for all dermatologic concerns and reads skin biopsies. His clinical interests include melanoma, pigmented lesions, infectious diseases, and tropical medicine. His research interests include the evaluation and management of melanoma and pigmented lesions. The comprehensive nature of Dr. Cardis’ training in both dermatology and dermatopathology allow him to expertly fuse clinical findings and histopathologic features.

Dr. Cardis received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Following his internship, he joined MedStar Washington Hospital Center/MedStar Georgetown University Hospital for a three-year residency in dermatology, during which he was awarded the Resident International Grant for a Rotation in Botswana by the American Academy of Dermatology and the Resident Teaching Award by MedStar Dermatology. Finally, before rejoining MedStar Washington Hospital Center as faculty, Dr. Cardis completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Telemedicine Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatopathology.

In alignment with his interests in global health, teaching, tropical medicine, infectious skin disease, and telemedicine, Dr. Cardis has coordinated, led, and participated in multiple international medical initiatives in China, Haiti, and Botswana.

Dr. Cardis believes that the use of telemedicine could benefit patients with limited access to a dermatologist. He is currently involved in the development and oversight of the telemedicine curriculum for dermatology residents. He is a member of the Young Professional Telemedicine Engagement and Education Work Group and co-author for teledermatology curriculum modules published by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Philosophy of Care
“My philosophy of care is to give patients access to the best care possible while keeping their best interests in mind at all times. Working at an academic and research hospital means that I have access to the most up-to-date treatment options for my patients.

“I’m a highly inquisitive person by nature and my dual-specialty training in dermatology and dermatopathology allows me to have a more comprehensive perspective when diagnosing and treating skin conditions.

“It’s important to me that I communicate clearly with my patients, so that they have a clear understanding of their diagnosis and treatment options in order to make informed decisions regarding their care.”

  • Fellowship Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2018)
  • Internship Program: Akron City Hospital (2015)
  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (2014)
1: Cardis MA, Gehris RP, Koch E, Choudhary S. Painless red nodule on the face of 
an adolescent male. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Jul;36(4):e79-e80. doi:
10.1111/pde.13823. PubMed PMID: 31290607.

2: Cardis MA, Jiang H, Strauss J, Gulley JL, Brownell I. Diffuse lichen
planus-like keratoses and clinical pseudo-progression associated with avelumab
treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma, a case report. BMC Cancer. 2019 Jun
4;19(1):539. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-5759-1. PubMed PMID: 31164102; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC6549366.

3: Cardis MA, Hathaway O, Brownell I. Innumerable lentigines in a mother and
daughter. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Jan;36(1):160-162. doi: 10.1111/pde.13701.
PubMed PMID: 30675945.

4: Cardis MA, Montealegre Sanchez GA, Goldbach-Mansky R, Richard Lee CC, Cowen
EW. Recurrent fevers, progressive lipodystrophy, and annular plaques in a child. 
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jan;80(1):291-295. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.043. Epub
2018 Sep 8. PubMed PMID: 30205133.

5: Cardis MA, DeKlotz CMC. Topical sirolimus for treatment of a venolymphatic
malformation in an adolescent girl. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Nov;35(6):e406-e407.
doi: 10.1111/pde.13622. Epub 2018 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 30152558.

6: Cardis MA, Huppmann AR, Kirkorian AY. Rapidly growing subcutaneous mass in an 
infant. Dermatol Online J. 2018 Jul 26;24(5). pii: 13030/qt4q51v1cb. PubMed PMID:

7: Cardis MA, Sowash MG, Mosojane KI, Kovarik C, Williams V. HIV-associated
erythema elevatum diutinum: a case report and review of a clinically distinct
variant. Dermatol Online J. 2018 May 15;24(5). pii: 13030/qt38c4c9g3. Review.
PubMed PMID: 30142732.

8: Cardis MA, DeKlotz CMC. Intralesional Deoxycholic Acid Treatment for
Fibrofatty Residua of Involuted Infantile Hemangiomas: A Novel Therapeutic
Approach. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Jun 1;154(6):735-737. doi:
10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.0617. PubMed PMID: 29801031.

9: Cardis MA, Moshell AN. Diphenylcyclopropenone-induced psoriatic
koebnerization. Int J Dermatol. 2018 Apr;57(4):492-493. doi: 10.1111/ijd.13905.
Epub 2018 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 29345301.

10: Cardis MA, Kirkorian AY. Giant Cutaneous Horn Arising in an Epidermal Nevus. 
Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Sep;34(5):e290-e291. doi: 10.1111/pde.13221. Epub 2017 Aug
7. Review. PubMed PMID: 28783212.

11: Cardis MA, DeKlotz CMC. Cutaneous manifestations of tuberous sclerosis
complex and the paediatrician's role. Arch Dis Child. 2017 Sep;102(9):858-863.
doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-312001. Epub 2017 Mar 28. Review. PubMed PMID:
28351834; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5574405.

12: Cardis MA, Pasieka HB. Grouped Pustules on an Erythematous Base. N Engl J
Med. 2017 Mar 9;376(10):971. doi: 10.1056/NEJMicm1609042. PubMed PMID: 28273013.

13: Cardis MA, Ni J, Bhawan J. Granular cell differentiation: A review of the
published work. J Dermatol. 2017 Mar;44(3):251-258. doi: 10.1111/1346-8138.13758.
Review. PubMed PMID: 28256763.

14: Cardis MA, Dugan EM, Silverman RA. Solitary Tumor on the Palm of a Young Boy.
Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Nov;33(6):669-670. doi: 10.1111/pde.13020. PubMed PMID:

15: Cardis MA, Pasieka HB. Safety of Topical Neuromodulators for the Treatment of
Pruritus. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Dec 1;152(12):1390-1391. doi:
10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3118. PubMed PMID: 27626772.
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Practice Locations
  • 5530 Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 730
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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    Phone: 301-951-2400
    Fax: 877-285-1490

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 1st Fl
    Washington, DC 20007
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  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    POB 410S
    Washington, DC 20010
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center