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

Hastings, S Nicole, Richard J. Sloane, Kenneth C. Goldberg, Eugene Z. Oddone, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “The quality of pharmacotherapy in older veterans discharged from the emergency department or urgent care clinic..” J Am Geriatr Soc 55, no. 9 (September 2007): 1339–48. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01303.x.

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17767675
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Levin, Myron J., and Kenneth Schmader. “Prevention strategies: herpes zoster, post-herpetic neuralgia and immunogenicity..” Herpes 14 Suppl 2 (September 2007): 45–47.

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17939896
Scholars@Duke

Spinewine, Anne, Kenneth E. Schmader, Nick Barber, Carmel Hughes, Kate L. Lapane, Christian Swine, and Joseph T. Hanlon. “Appropriate prescribing in elderly people: how well can it be measured and optimised?.” Lancet 370, no. 9582 (July 14, 2007): 173–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61091-5.

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17630041
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Schmader, Kenneth E., Richard Sloane, Carl Pieper, Paul M. Coplan, Alexander Nikas, Patricia Saddier, Ivan S. F. Chan, et al. “The impact of acute herpes zoster pain and discomfort on functional status and quality of life in older adults..” Clin J Pain 23, no. 6 (July 2007): 490–96. https://doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0b013e318065b6c9.

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17575488
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Schmader, K. “Does a recent herpes zoster episode preclude vaccination?.” Consultant 47, no. 4 (April 1, 2007).

Scholars@Duke

Dworkin, Robert H., Robert W. Johnson, Judith Breuer, John W. Gnann, Myron J. Levin, Miroslav Backonja, Robert F. Betts, et al. “Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster..” Clin Infect Dis 44 Suppl 1 (January 1, 2007): S1-26. https://doi.org/10.1086/510206.

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17143845
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Hadjistavropoulos, Thomas, Keela Herr, Dennis C. Turk, Perry G. Fine, Robert H. Dworkin, Robert Helme, Kenneth Jackson, et al. “An interdisciplinary expert consensus statement on assessment of pain in older persons..” Clin J Pain 23, no. 1 Suppl (January 2007): S1-43. https://doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0b013e31802be869.

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17179836
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Lindblad, Catherine I., Joseph T. Hanlon, Cynthia R. Gross, Richard J. Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, Emily R. Hajjar, Christine M. Ruby, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Kenneth E. Multidisciplinary Consensus Panel. “Clinically important drug-disease interactions and their prevalence in older adults..” Clin Ther 28, no. 8 (August 2006): 1133–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2006.08.006.

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16982290
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