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

Horney, C, Schmader, K, Sanders, LL, Heflin, M, Ragsdale, L, McConnell, E, Hocker, M, and Hastings, SN. "Health care utilization before and after an outpatient ED visit in older people." Am J Emerg Med 30, no. 1 (January 2012): 135-142.

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21216555
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Gharacholou, SM, Sloane, R, Cohen, HJ, and Schmader, KE. "Geriatric inpatient units in the care of hospitalized frail adults with a history of heart failure." International Journal of Gerontology 6, no. 2 (2012): 112-116.

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Hastings, S, Stechuchak, K, Oddone, E, Weinberger, M, Tucker, D, Knaack, W, and Schmader, K. "Older veterans and emergency department discharge information." BMJ Quality and Safety 21, no. 10 (2012): 835-842.

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22556309
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Harpaz, R, Nagel, MA, Schmader, K, Tyring, SK, and Yawn, BP. "Roundtable on postherpetic Neuralgia-what, why, how long, and what's next?." Population Health Management 15, no. 6 (2012): 385-390.

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23088665
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Hanlon, JT, and Schmader, KE. "How important are drug-drug interactions to the health of older adults?." Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 9, no. 6 (December 2011): 361-363.

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22088796
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Benbernou, A, Drolet, M, Levin, MJ, Schmader, KE, Oxman, MN, Johnson, R, Patrick, D, Camden, S, Mansi, JA, and Brisson, M. "Association between prodromal pain and the severity of acute herpes zoster and utilization of health care resources." Eur J Pain 15, no. 10 (November 2011): 1100-1106.

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21600819
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Hanlon, JT, and Schmader, KE. "Dawn of a new era for the American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy." Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 9, no. 4 (August 2011): 211-.

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21821206
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Hastings, SN, Smith, VA, Weinberger, M, Schmader, KE, Olsen, MK, and Oddone, EZ. "Emergency department visits in veterans affairs medical facilities." American Journal of Managed Care 17, no. 6 (June 1, 2011).

Scholars@Duke

Hastings, SN, Smith, VA, Weinberger, M, Schmader, KE, Olsen, MK, and Oddone, EZ. "Emergency department visits in Veterans Affairs medical facilities." The American journal of managed care 17, no. 6 Spec No. (June 2011): e215-e223.

PMID
21756015
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Steinman, MA, Hanlon, JT, Sloane, RJ, Boscardin, WJ, and Schmader, KE. "Do geriatric conditions increase risk of adverse drug reactions in ambulatory elders? Results from the VA GEM Drug Study." J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66, no. 4 (April 2011): 444-451.

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21321003
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