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

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
Scholars@Duke

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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Kaye, KS, Marchaim, D, Chen, T-Y, Chopra, T, Anderson, DJ, Choi, Y, Sloane, R, and Schmader, KE. "Predictors of nosocomial bloodstream infections in older adults." J Am Geriatr Soc 59, no. 4 (April 2011): 622-627.

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21366545
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Hastings, SN, Barrett, A, Weinberger, M, Oddone, EZ, Ragsdale, L, Hocker, M, and Schmader, KE. "Older patients' understanding of emergency department discharge information and its relationship with adverse outcomes." J Patient Saf 7, no. 1 (March 2011): 19-25.

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21921863
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Hanlon, JT, Sloane, RJ, Pieper, CF, and Schmader, KE. "Association of adverse drug reactions with drug-drug and drug-disease interactions in frail older outpatients." Age Ageing 40, no. 2 (March 2011): 274-277.

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21177281
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Anderson, S, Eldadah, B, Halter, JB, Hazzard, WR, Himmelfarb, J, Horne, FM, Kimmel, PL, Molitoris, BA, Murthy, M, O'Hare, AM, Schmader, KE, and High, KP. "Acute kidney injury in older adults." J Am Soc Nephrol 22, no. 1 (January 2011): 28-38.

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21209252
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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 (2011): e215-e223.

Scholars@Duke

Schmader, KE, and Hanlon, JT. "Goodbyes, hellos, and changes." American Journal Geriatric Pharmacotherapy 10, no. 1 (2011): 1--.

Full Text

Schmader, KE, and Dworkin, RH. "Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia." Essentials of Pain Medicine (2011): 358-364.

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Drolet, M, Brisson, M, Schmader, KE, Levin, MJ, Johnson, R, Oxman, MN, Patrick, D, Blanchette, C, and Mansi, JA. "The impact of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia on health-related quality of life: a prospective study." CMAJ 182, no. 16 (November 9, 2010): 1731-1736.

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20921251
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