Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics in the Department 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

Moehring, RW, Sloane, R, Chen, LF, Smathers, EC, Schmader, KE, Fowler, VG, Weber, DJ, Sexton, DJ, and Anderson, DJ. "Delays in appropriate antibiotic therapy for gram-negative bloodstream infections: a multicenter, community hospital study. (Published online)" PLoS One 8, no. 10 (2013): e76225-.

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24098449
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Genao, L, Whitson, HE, Zaas, D, Sanders, LL, and Schmader, KE. "Functional status after lung transplantation in older adults in the post-allocation score era." Am J Transplant 13, no. 1 (January 2013): 157-166.

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23167959
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Dolfi, DV, Mansfield, KD, Kurupati, RK, Kannan, S, Doyle, SA, Ertl, HCJ, Schmader, KE, and Wherry, EJ. "Vaccine-induced boosting of influenza virus-specific CD4 T cells in younger and aged humans. (Published online)" PLoS One 8, no. 10 (2013): e77164-.

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Twersky, J, Montgomery, T, Sloane, R, Weiner, M, Doyle, S, Mathur, K, Francis, M, and Schmader, K. "A randomized, controlled study to assess the effect of silk-like textiles and high-absorbency adult incontinence briefs on pressure ulcer prevention." Ostomy Wound Manage 58, no. 12 (December 2012): 18-24.

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23221015
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, KE, Oxman, MN, Levin, MJ, Johnson, G, Zhang, JH, Betts, R, Morrison, VA, Gelb, L, Guatelli, JC, Harbecke, R, Pachucki, C, Keay, S, Menzies, B, Griffin, MR, Kauffman, C, Marques, A, Toney, J, Keller, PM, Li, X, Chan, ISF, Annunziato, P, and Shingles Prevention Study Group, . "Persistence of the efficacy of zoster vaccine in the shingles prevention study and the short-term persistence substudy." Clin Infect Dis 55, no. 10 (November 15, 2012): 1320-1328.

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22828595
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Abecassis, M, Bridges, ND, Clancy, CJ, Dew, MA, Eldadah, B, Englesbe, MJ, Flessner, MF, Frank, JC, Friedewald, J, Gill, J, Gries, C, Halter, JB, Hartmann, EL, Hazzard, WR, Horne, FM, Hosenpud, J, Jacobson, P, Kasiske, BL, Lake, J, Loomba, R, Malani, PN, Moore, TM, Murray, A, Nguyen, M-H, Powe, NR, Reese, PP, Reynolds, H, Samaniego, MD, Schmader, KE, Segev, DL, Shah, AS, Singer, LG, Sosa, JA, Stewart, ZA, Tan, JC, Williams, WW, Zaas, DW, and High, KP. "Solid-organ transplantation in older adults: current status and future research." Am J Transplant 12, no. 10 (October 2012): 2608-2622.

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22958872
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Nipp, R, Sloane, R, Rao, AV, Schmader, KE, and Cohen, HJ. "Role of pain medications, consultants, and other services in improved pain control of elderly adults with cancer in geriatric evaluation and management units." J Am Geriatr Soc 60, no. 10 (October 2012): 1912-1917.

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Supiano, MA, Alessi, C, Chernoff, R, Goldberg, A, Morley, JE, Schmader, KE, Shay, K, and GRECC Directors Association, . "Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers: translating aging research into clinical geriatrics." J Am Geriatr Soc 60, no. 7 (July 2012): 1347-1356.

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22703441
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Dale, W, Mohile, SG, Eldadah, BA, Trimble, EL, Schilsky, RL, Cohen, HJ, Muss, HB, Schmader, KE, Ferrell, B, Extermann, M, Nayfield, SG, Hurria, A, and Cancer and Aging Research Group, . "Biological, clinical, and psychosocial correlates at the interface of cancer and aging research." J Natl Cancer Inst 104, no. 8 (April 18, 2012): 581-589.

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22457474
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Schmader, KE, Levin, MJ, Gnann, JW, McNeil, SA, Vesikari, T, Betts, RF, Keay, S, Stek, JE, Bundick, ND, Su, S-C, Zhao, Y, Li, X, Chan, ISF, Annunziato, PW, and Parrino, J. "Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of herpes zoster vaccine in persons aged 50-59 years." Clin Infect Dis 54, no. 7 (April 2012): 922-928.

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22291101
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