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

Schmader, KE, and Dworkin, RH. "Natural history and treatment of herpes zoster." J Pain 9, no. 1 Suppl 1 (January 2008): S3-S9. (Review)

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18166460
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Schmader, K, Jr, JWG, and Watson, CP. "The epidemiological, clinical, and pathological rationale for the herpes zoster vaccine." Journal of Infectious Diseases 197, no. SUPPL. 2 (2008): S207-S215.

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18419399
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Hastings, SN, Schmader, KE, Sloane, RJ, Weinberger, M, Goldberg, KC, and Oddone, EZ. "Adverse health outcomes after discharge from the emergency department--incidence and risk factors in a veteran population." Journal of General Internal Medicine 22, no. 11 (November 2007): 1527-1531.

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17828432
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Rao, AV, and Schmader, K. "Monoclonal antibodies as targeted therapy in hematologic malignancies in older adults." Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 5, no. 3 (September 2007): 247-262. (Review)

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Hastings, SN, Sloane, RJ, Goldberg, KC, Oddone, EZ, and Schmader, KE. "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): 1339-1348.

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17767675
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Spinewine, A, Schmader, KE, Barber, N, Hughes, C, Lapane, KL, Swine, C, and Hanlon, JT. "Appropriate prescribing in elderly people: how well can it be measured and optimised?." Lancet (London, England) 370, no. 9582 (July 2007): 173-184. (Review)

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17630041
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Schmader, KE, Sloane, R, Pieper, C, Coplan, PM, Nikas, A, Saddier, P, Chan, ISF, Choo, P, Levin, MJ, Johnson, G, Williams, HM, and Oxman, MN. "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): 490-496.

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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): 358-null.

Scholars@Duke

Hadjistavropoulos, T, Herr, K, Turk, DC, Fine, PG, Dworkin, RH, Helme, R, Jackson, K, Parmelee, PA, Rudy, TE, Lynn Beattie, B, Chibnall, JT, Craig, KD, Ferrell, B, Ferrell, B, Fillingim, RB, Gagliese, L, Gallagher, R, Gibson, SJ, Harrison, EL, Katz, B, Keefe, FJ, Lieber, SJ, Lussier, D, Schmader, KE, Tait, RC, Weiner, DK, and Williams, J. "An interdisciplinary expert consensus statement on assessment of pain in older persons." The Clinical Journal of Pain 23, no. 1 Suppl (January 2007): S1-43.

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17179836
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Dworkin, RH, Johnson, RW, Breuer, J, Gnann, JW, Levin, MJ, Backonja, M, Betts, RF, Gershon, AA, Haanpaa, ML, McKendrick, MW, Nurmikko, TJ, Oaklander, AL, Oxman, MN, Pavan-Langston, D, Petersen, KL, Rowbotham, MC, Schmader, KE, Stacey, BR, Tyring, SK, van Wijck, AJM, Wallace, MS, Wassilew, SW, and Whitley, RJ. "Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 44 Suppl 1 (January 2007): S1-26. (Review)

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17143845
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