Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of the GRECC and ACOS for Geriatrics and Extended Care
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Duke Box 3469, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7572
Email address schma001@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Schmader's primary area of research is herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and vaccines in older adults. He conducts pre-clinical, epidemiological and intervention studies of zoster and PHN, particularly with the zoster and influenza vaccines. He is involved with other adult vaccine development in older adults. With colleagues in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Schmader investigates other infections in older adults.

Another major research focus is adverse drug reactions, medication prescribing and pharmacoepidemiology in the elderly. The objective of the medication work is to reduce adverse drug reactions, improve inappropriate prescribing and determine drug use patterns in the elderly.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1988
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1983 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1980 - 1983
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 1980

Publications

Hemmersbach-Miller, M, Alexander, BD, Sudan, DL, Pieper, C, and Schmader, KE. "Infections after kidney transplantation. Does age matter?." Clinical Transplantation (March 8, 2019): e13516-null.

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30849194
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Kritchevsky, SB, Forman, DE, Callahan, KE, Ely, EW, High, KP, McFarland, F, Pérez-Stable, EJ, Schmader, KE, Studenski, SA, Williams, J, Zieman, S, and Guralnik, JM. "Pathways, Contributors, and Correlates of Functional Limitation Across Specialties: Workshop Summary." The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 74, no. 4 (March 2019): 534-543.

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29697758
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Henry, C, Zheng, N-Y, Huang, M, Cabanov, A, Rojas, KT, Kaur, K, Andrews, SF, Palm, A-KE, Chen, Y-Q, Li, Y, Hoskova, K, Utset, HA, Vieira, MC, Wrammert, J, Ahmed, R, Holden-Wiltse, J, Topham, DJ, Treanor, JJ, Ertl, HC, Schmader, KE, Cobey, S, Krammer, F, Hensley, SE, Greenberg, H, He, X-S, and Wilson, PC. "Influenza Virus Vaccination Elicits Poorly Adapted B Cell Responses in Elderly Individuals." Cell Host & Microbe 25, no. 3 (March 2019): 357-366.e6.

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30795982
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Schwartz, JB, Schmader, KE, Hanlon, JT, Abernethy, DR, Gray, S, Dunbar-Jacob, J, Holmes, HM, Murray, MD, Roberts, R, Joyner, M, Peterson, J, Lindeman, D, Tai-Seale, M, Downey, L, and Rich, MW. "Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: Report from an American College of Cardiology, American Geriatrics Society, and National Institute on Aging Workshop." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 67, no. 2 (February 2019): 371-380. (Review)

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30536694
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Weinberg, A, Popmihajlov, Z, Schmader, KE, Johnson, MJ, Caldas, Y, Salazar, AT, Canniff, J, McCarson, BJ, Martin, J, Pang, L, and Levin, MJ. "Persistence of Varicella-Zoster Virus Cell-Mediated Immunity After the Administration of a Second Dose of Live Herpes Zoster Vaccine." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 219, no. 2 (January 2019): 335-338.

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30165651
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Hemmersbach-Miller, M, Alexander, BD, Sudan, DL, Pieper, C, and Schmader, KE. "Single-center analysis of infectious complications in older adults during the first year after kidney transplantation." European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases : Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology 38, no. 1 (January 2019): 141-148.

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30353487
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Gray, SL, Marcum, ZA, Schmader, KE, and Hanlon, JT. "Update on Medication Use Quality and Safety in Older Adults, 2017." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66, no. 12 (December 2018): 2254-2258.

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30423194
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Cone, EB, Hammill, BG, Routh, JC, Lipkin, ME, Preminger, GM, Schmader, KE, and Scales, CD. "Disproportionate Use of Inpatient Care by Older Adults With Kidney Stones." Urology 120 (October 2018): 103-108.

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29940233
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Schmader, K. "In the Clinic®: Herpes Zoster." Annals of Internal Medicine 169, no. 3 (August 7, 2018): ITC17-ITC30. (Review)

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Whitson, HE, Cohen, HJ, Schmader, KE, Morey, MC, Kuchel, G, and Colon-Emeric, CS. "Physical Resilience: Not Simply the Opposite of Frailty." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66, no. 8 (August 2018): 1459-1461.

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29577234
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