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

Drolet, M, Brisson, M, Levin, MJ, Schmader, KE, Oxman, MN, Johnson, RW, Camden, S, and Mansi, JA. "A prospective study of the herpes zoster severity of illness." Clin J Pain 26, no. 8 (October 2010): 656-666.

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20842005
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Hastings, SN, Horney, C, Landerman, LR, Sanders, LL, Hocker, MB, and Schmader, KE. "Exploring patterns of health service use in older emergency department patients." Acad Emerg Med 17, no. 10 (October 2010): 1086-1092.

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Schmader, KE, Johnson, GR, Saddier, P, Ciarleglio, M, Wang, WWB, Zhang, JH, Chan, ISF, Yeh, S-S, Levin, MJ, Harbecke, RM, Oxman, MN, and Shingles Prevention Study Group, . "Effect of a zoster vaccine on herpes zoster-related interference with functional status and health-related quality-of-life measures in older adults." J Am Geriatr Soc 58, no. 9 (September 2010): 1634-1641.

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Castriotta, RJ, Eldadah, BA, Foster, WM, Halter, JB, Hazzard, WR, Kiley, JP, King, TE, Horne, FM, Nayfield, SG, Reynolds, HY, Schmader, KE, Toews, GB, and High, KP. "Workshop on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in older adults." Chest 138, no. 3 (September 2010): 693-703.

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Johnson, RW, Bouhassira, D, Kassianos, G, Leplège, A, Schmader, KE, and Weinke, T. "The impact of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia on quality-of-life. (Published online)" BMC Med 8 (June 21, 2010): 37-.

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20565946
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Hanlon, JT, and Schmader, KE. "What types of inappropriate prescribing predict adverse drug reactions in older adults?." Ann Pharmacother 44, no. 6 (June 2010): 1110-1111. (Review)

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Simberkoff, MS, Arbeit, RD, Johnson, GR, Oxman, MN, Boardman, KD, Williams, HM, Levin, MJ, Schmader, KE, Gelb, LD, Keay, S, Neuzil, K, Greenberg, RN, Griffin, MR, Davis, LE, Morrison, VA, Annunziato, PW, and Shingles Prevention Study Group, . "Safety of herpes zoster vaccine in the shingles prevention study: a randomized trial." Ann Intern Med 152, no. 9 (May 4, 2010): 545-554.

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High, KP, D'Aquila, RT, Fuldner, RA, Gerding, DN, Halter, JB, Haynes, L, Hazzard, WR, Jackson, LA, Janoff, E, Levin, MJ, Nayfield, SG, Nichol, KL, Prabhudas, M, Talbot, HK, Clayton, CP, Henderson, R, Scott, CM, Tarver, ED, Woolard, NF, and Schmader, KE. "Workshop on immunizations in older adults: identifying future research agendas." J Am Geriatr Soc 58, no. 4 (April 2010): 765-776.

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Haanpää, ML, Gourlay, GK, Kent, JL, Miaskowski, C, Raja, SN, Schmader, KE, and Wells, CD. "Treatment considerations for patients with neuropathic pain and other medical comorbidities." Mayo Clin Proc 85, no. 3 Suppl (March 2010): S15-S25. (Review)

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Dworkin, RH, O'Connor, AB, Audette, J, Baron, R, Gourlay, GK, Haanpää, ML, Kent, JL, Krane, EJ, Lebel, AA, Levy, RM, Mackey, SC, Mayer, J, Miaskowski, C, Raja, SN, Rice, ASC, Schmader, KE, Stacey, B, Stanos, S, Treede, R-D, Turk, DC, Walco, GA, and Wells, CD. "Recommendations for the pharmacological management of neuropathic pain: an overview and literature update." Mayo Clin Proc 85, no. 3 Suppl (March 2010): S3-14. (Review)

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