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

Ali, Robin C., Chiara Melloni, Fang-Shu Ou, Kenneth Schmader, E Magnus Ohman, Matthew T. Roe, Eric D. Peterson, and Karen P. Alexander. “Age and persistent use of cardiovascular medication after acute coronary syndrome: results from medication applied and sustained over time..” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 57, no. 11 (November 2009): 1990–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02483.x.

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Weinberg, A, Zhang, JH, Oxman, MN, Johnson, GR, Hayward, AR, Caulfield, MJ, Irwin, MR, Clair, J, Smith, JG, Stanley, H, Marchese, RD, Harbecke, R, Williams, HM, Chan, ISF, Arbeit, RD, Gershon, AA, Schödel, F, Morrison, VA, Kauffman, CA, Straus, SE, Schmader, KE, Davis, LE, Levin, MJ, and US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program Shingles Prevention Study Investigators, . "Varicella-zoster virus-specific immune responses to herpes zoster in elderly participants in a trial of a clinically effective zoster vaccine." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 200, no. 7 (October 2009): 1068-1077.

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Wright, Rollin M., Richard Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, Christine Ruby-Scelsi, Jack Twersky, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Joseph T. Hanlon. “Underuse of indicated medications among physically frail older US veterans at the time of hospital discharge: results of a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Drug Study..” The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy 7, no. 5 (October 2009): 271–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjopharm.2009.11.002.

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Colón-Emeric, Cathleen S., Kenneth E. Schmader, Jack Twersky, Maragantha Kuchibhatla, Sally Kellum, and Morris Weinberger. “Development and pilot testing of computerized order entry algorithms for geriatric problems in nursing homes..” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 57, no. 9 (September 2009): 1644–53. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02387.x.

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Harbecke, Ruth, Michael N. Oxman, Beth A. Arnold, Charlotte Ip, Gary R. Johnson, Myron J. Levin, Lawrence D. Gelb, et al. “A real-time PCR assay to identify and discriminate among wild-type and vaccine strains of varicella-zoster virus and herpes simplex virus in clinical specimens, and comparison with the clinical diagnoses..” Journal of Medical Virology 81, no. 7 (July 2009): 1310–22. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.21506.

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Anderson, S, Halter, JB, Hazzard, WR, Himmelfarb, J, Horne, FM, Kaysen, GA, Kusek, JW, Nayfield, SG, Schmader, K, Tian, Y, Ashworth, JR, Clayton, CP, Parker, RP, Tarver, ED, Woolard, NF, High, KP, and workshop participants, . "Prediction, progression, and outcomes of chronic kidney disease in older adults." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 20, no. 6 (June 2009): 1199-1209. (Review)

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Dworkin, RH, Barbano, RL, Tyring, SK, Betts, RF, McDermott, MP, Pennella-Vaughan, J, Bennett, GJ, Berber, E, Gnann, JW, Irvine, C, Kamp, C, Kieburtz, K, Max, MB, and Schmader, KE. "A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of oxycodone and of gabapentin for acute pain in herpes zoster." Pain 142, no. 3 (April 2009): 209-217.

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19195785
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Caram, L Brett, Jodi Chen, E William Taggart, David R. Hillyard, Rosemary She, Christopher R. Polage, Jack Twersky, Kenneth Schmader, Cathy A. Petti, and Christopher W. Woods. “Respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in a long-term care facility detected using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction: an argument for real-time detection methods..” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 57, no. 3 (March 2009): 482–85. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02153.x.

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Kaye, Keith S., Deverick J. Anderson, Richard Sloane, Luke F. Chen, Yong Choi, Katherine Link, Daniel J. Sexton, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “The effect of surgical site infection on older operative patients..” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 57, no. 1 (January 2009): 46–54. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02053.x.

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Anderson, D. J., K. S. Kaye, L. F. Chen, K. E. Schmader, Y. Choi, R. Sloane, and D. J. Sexton. “Clinical and financial outcomes due to methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection: A multi-center matched outcomes study.” Plos One 4, no. 12 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0008305.

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