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

Grants

Publications

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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Lee, Jeanne, Robert Singletary, Kenneth Schmader, Deverick J. Anderson, Michael Bolognesi, and Keith S. Kaye. “Surgical site infection in the elderly following orthopaedic surgery. Risk factors and outcomes..” J Bone Joint Surg Am 88, no. 8 (August 2006): 1705–12. https://doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.E.01156.

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16882891
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Hanlon, Joseph T., Carl F. Pieper, Emily R. Hajjar, Richard J. Sloane, Catherine I. Lindblad, Christine M. Ruby, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Incidence and predictors of all and preventable adverse drug reactions in frail elderly persons after hospital stay..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 61, no. 5 (May 2006): 511–15. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/61.5.511.

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16720750
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Schmader, K. E., and J. Twersky. “Herpes zoster, cellulitis, and scabies.” In Infection Management for Geriatrics in Long-Term Care Facilities, Second Edition, 277–96, 2006.

Scholars@Duke

Schmader, K. “Treatment and prevention strategies for herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in older adults.” Clinical Geriatrics 14, no. 1 (January 1, 2006): 26–33.

Scholars@Duke

Kaiser, Robert M., Kenneth E. Schmader, Carl F. Pieper, Catherine I. Lindblad, Christine M. Ruby, and Joseph T. Hanlon. “Therapeutic failure-related hospitalisations in the frail elderly..” Drugs Aging 23, no. 7 (2006): 579–86. https://doi.org/10.2165/00002512-200623070-00004.

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16930086
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