Kenneth E. Schmader, MD

Duke University School of Medicine
Durham VA Medical Center

Dr. Kenneth Schmader is a professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. He is also the director of the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center's Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and associate chief of staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care. Dr. Schmader is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He was an internal medicine resident and chief resident at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was a fellow in Geriatrics at the Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Schmader's area of research includes herpes zoster, vaccines, and drugs in older adults. He conducts pre-clinical, clinical trials, and observational studies of herpes zoster, influenza, pneumococcal vaccines, and infections funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), VA Office of Research and Development, and industry sources. He also serves on the Working Groups for Herpes Zoster, Influenza, and Adult Immunization for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the American Geriatrics Society liaison.


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