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 areas of research include herpes zoster, infections, and vaccines in older adults.  He conducts translational, clinical trials and observational studies of herpes zoster, influenza, pneumococcal and respiratory syncytial vaccines and other infections funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), VA Office of Research and Development, and Industry sources.  He has played a pivotal role in the development of zoster vaccines in older adults.  Dr. Schmader also performs research in medications and older adults, focusing on pharmacoepidemiology, optimal drug use and reduction of adverse drug reactions.

He is the Director of the NIA-funded P30 Duke Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Co-PI of the NIAID funded Vaccine and Therapeutics Effectiveness Unit (VTEU) at Duke.  He serves on the Working Groups for the Herpes Zoster, Influenza, and General Adult Immunization Guidelines for the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and is the American Geriatrics Society liaison to the ACIP.

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

High, Kevin P., Richard T. D’Aquila, Rebecca A. Fuldner, Dale N. Gerding, Jeffrey B. Halter, Laura Haynes, William R. Hazzard, et al. “Workshop on immunizations in older adults: identifying future research agendas.” J Am Geriatr Soc 58, no. 4 (April 2010): 765–76. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02772.x.

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20398161
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Haanpää, Maija L., Geoffrey K. Gourlay, Joel L. Kent, Christine Miaskowski, Srinivasa N. Raja, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Christopher D. Wells. “Treatment considerations for patients with neuropathic pain and other medical comorbidities.” Mayo Clin Proc 85, no. 3 Suppl (March 2010): S15–25. https://doi.org/10.4065/mcp.2009.0645.

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20194144
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Dworkin, Robert H., Alec B. O’Connor, Joseph Audette, Ralf Baron, Geoffrey K. Gourlay, Maija L. Haanpää, Joel L. Kent, et al. “Recommendations for the pharmacological management of neuropathic pain: an overview and literature update.” Mayo Clin Proc 85, no. 3 Suppl (March 2010): S3-14. https://doi.org/10.4065/mcp.2009.0649.

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20194146
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Schmader, Kenneth E., Ralf Baron, Maija L. Haanpää, John Mayer, Alec B. O’Connor, Andrew S. C. Rice, and Brett Stacey. “Treatment considerations for elderly and frail patients with neuropathic pain.” Mayo Clin Proc 85, no. 3 Suppl (March 2010): S26–32. https://doi.org/10.4065/mcp.2009.0646.

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20194145
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Chen, Ting-Yi, Deverick J. Anderson, Teena Chopra, Yong Choi, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Keith S. Kaye. “Poor functional status is an independent predictor of surgical site infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in older adults.” J Am Geriatr Soc 58, no. 3 (March 2010): 527–32. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02719.x.

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20158557
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Anderson, Deverick J., Keith S. Kaye, Luke F. Chen, Kenneth E. Schmader, Yong Choi, Richard Sloane, and Daniel 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 (December 15, 2009): e8305. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0008305.

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20016850
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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.” J Am Geriatr Soc 57, no. 11 (November 2009): 1990–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02483.x.

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19754499
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Weinberg, Adriana, Jane H. Zhang, Michael N. Oxman, Gary R. Johnson, Anthony R. Hayward, Michael J. Caulfield, Michael R. Irwin, et al. “Varicella-zoster virus-specific immune responses to herpes zoster in elderly participants in a trial of a clinically effective zoster vaccine.” J Infect Dis 200, no. 7 (October 1, 2009): 1068–77. https://doi.org/10.1086/605611.

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19712037
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