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Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.5 out of 5

314 Ratings

Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Dermatology (general), Psoriasis, Dermatopathology

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Chicago, 1980
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1985
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1985
  • Internship, Medicine, Duke University Hospital, 1987
  • Residency, Dermatology, North Carolina Mem Hosp, 1990
  • Residency, Dermatopathology, Med U Sc Teaching Hosps, 1991

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatopathology


  • Am Soc Of Dermatopathology
  • Am Academy Of Dermatology

NPI Number

  • 1720063175
Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

314 Ratings

Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Dermatology
Social Sciences & Health Policy

Research Interests

Psoriasis; Dermatologic Agents; Dermatology; Acne Vulgaris; Skin Diseases
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Recent Publications

Pharmacoeconomic considerations in treating actinic keratosis: an update. Vale SM, Hill D, Feldman SR.. Pharmacogenomics. 2017;35(2):177-190.

Relative versus absolute risk of comorbidities in patients with psoriasis. Saleem MD, Kesty C, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(3):531-537.

Reply to: "Is treatment of acne as simple as encouraging primary care physicians to prescribe more retinoids?" [reply to letter]. Pena S, Hill D, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(1):e39.

Advances in psoriasis. Smith J, Cline A, Feldman SR.. South Med J. 2017;110(1):65-75.

Chemical pharmacotherapy options for managing adult acne. Vera N, Patel N, Cardwell LA, Saleem M, Feldman SR.. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2017;18(3):263-273.

Treatment adherence intervention studies in dermatology and guidance on how to support adherence. Feldman SR, Vrijens B, Gieler U, Piaserico S, Puig L, van de Kerkhof P.. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017;18(2):253-271.

Risk versus benefit or risk versus risk: risk aversion in the medical decision making process [editorial]. Oussedik E, Anderson MS, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017;28(1):1-2.

Increasing adherence with topical agents for atopic dermatitis. Patel NU, D'Ambra V, Feldman SR.. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017;():.

Interleukin-31 pathway and its role in atopic dermatitis: a systematic review. Saleem MD, Oussedik E, D'Amber V, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017;():.

Cutaneous cryosurgery in the United States. Farhangian ME, Snyder A, Huang KE, Doerfler L, Huang WW, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(1):91-94.

Differences in psoriasis signs and symptom severity between patients with clear and almost clear skin in clinical practice. Feldman SR, Bushnell DM, Klekotka PA, Scanlon M, Martin ML, Wade SW, Yang W, Pinto L, Kircik L, Viswanathan HN.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(3):224-227.

Erythrodermic psoriasis and severe hypotension requiring intensive care unit hospitalization: poor treatment outcome as a result of poor adherence. Vaidya TS, Lewallen RS, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(2):134-135.

Ultraviolet phototherapy for cutaneous diseases: a concise review. Vangipuram R, Feldman SR.. Oral Dis. 2016;22(4):253-259.

Measurement properties of a patient-reported outcome measure assessing psoriasis severity: the psoriasis symptoms and signs diary. Mathias SD, Feldman SR, Crosby RD, Colwell HH, McQuarrie K, Han C.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(4):322-327.

Treatment of molluscum contagiosum with imiquimod in the United States: a retrospective cross-sectional study [letter]. Farhangian ME, Huang KE, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr.. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016;33(2):227-228.

Medication adherence in children and adolescents with acne vulgaris in Medicaid: a retrospective study analysis. Hester C, Park C, Chung J, Balkrishnan R, Feldman S, Chang J.. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016;33(1):49-55.

Online reviews of physicians: valuable feedback, valuable advertising [editorial]. Hill D, Feldman SR.. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(2):143-144.

Tazarotene foam, 0.1%, for the treatment of acne. Smith JA, Narahari S, Hill D, Feldman SR.. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2016;15(1):99-103.

How frequency of electrosurgical current and electrode size affect the depth of electrocoagulation. Taheri A, Mansoori P, Bahrami N, Alinia H, Watkins CE, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Surg. 2016;42(2):197-202.

Rosacea patients seeking advice: qualitative analysis of patients' posts on a rosacea support forum [editorial]. Alinia H, Moradi Tuchayi S, Farhangian ME, Huang KE, Taylor SL, Kuo S, Richardson I, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(2):99-102.

Oral tofacitinib for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis. Korman AM, Hill D, Alikhan A, Feldman SR.. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2016;():.

Tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis: long-term efficacy and safety results from 2 randomized phase-III studies and 1 open-label long-term extension study. Papp KA, Krueger JG, Feldman SR, Langley RG, Thaci D, Torii H, Tyring S, Wolk R, Gardner A, Mebus C, Tan H, Luo Y, Gupta P, Mallbris L,Tatulych S.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;74(5):841-850.

Horrendous, treatment-resistant pediatric atopic dermatitis solved with a change in vehicle. Mudigonda T, Kaufman W, Feldman SR.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016;15(1):114-115.

Advances in and hope for the treatment of parasitosis [editorial]. Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(3):197.

The cost of applying to dermatology residency [editorial commentary]. Huang WW, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;74(4):775-776.

Impact and management of depression in psoriasis patients [editorial]. Korman AM, Hill D, Alikhan A, Feldman SR.. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2016;17(2):147-152.

Online reviews of physicians [reply to letter]. Hill D, Feldman SR.. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(3):350-351.

Review of patient registries in dermatology. DiMarco G, Hill D, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;75(4):824-829.

New developments in the treatment of rosacea - role of once-daily ivermectin cream. Cardwell LA, Alinia H, Moradi Tuchayi S, Feldman SR.. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2016;18(9):71-77.

Calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis. Kin KC, Hill D, Feldman SR.. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2016;9(6):789-797.

Use of topical retinoids by dermatologists and non-dermatologists in the management of acne vulgaris [letter]. Pena S, Hill D, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;74(6):1252-1254.

Adherence in dermatology. Ahn CS, Culp L, Huang WW, Davis SA, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;():.

Review of maintenance of response to psoriasis treatments [editorial]. Bartos S, Hill D, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(4):293-297.

Current challenges and emerging drug delivery strategies for the treatment of psoriasis. Hoffman MB, Hill D, Feldman SR.. Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2016;13(10):1461-1473.

Cost-effectiveness of ivermectin 1% cream in adults with papulopustular rosacea in the United States. Taieb A, Stein Gold L, Feldman SR, Dansk V, Bertranou E.. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016;22(6):654-665.

Variation in cash price of the generic medications most prescribed by dermatologists in pharmacies across the United States. Alghanem N, Abokwidir M, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR, Alghanem W.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;():.

Current status and future prospects for biologic treatments of psoriasis. Cline A, Hill D, Lewallen R, Feldman SR.. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016;12(12):1273-1287.

Pregnancy outcomes in the tofacitinib safety databases for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Clowse ME, Feldman SR, Isaacs JD, Kimball AB, Strand V, Warren RB, Xibille D, Chen Y, Frazier D, Geier J, Proulx J, Marren A.. Drug Saf. 2016;39(8):755-762.

Commentary on cost of actinic keratoses and skin cancers. Fike KM, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Surg. 2016;42(9):1048-1049.

Assessing the overall benefit of a medication: cumulative benefit of secukinumab over time in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Armstrong AW, Feldman SR, Korman NJ, Meng X, Guana A, Nyirady J, Herrera V, Zhao Y.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;():.

Phototherapy in scleroderma. Hassani J, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Ther. 2016;6(4):519-553.

The proliferation of online for-profit medical journals [editorial]. Huang WW, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;75(3):656-657.

Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, improves patient-reported outcomes in the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis: results of two phase III randomized, controlled trials. Thaci D, Kimball A, Foley P, Poulin Y, Levi E, Chen R, Feldman SR.. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2016;():.

Recognition of sleep apnea is increasing. Analysis of trends in two large, representative databases of outpatient practice. Namen AM, Chatterjee A, Huang KE, Feldman SR, Haponik EF.. . 2016;13(11):2027-2034.

Treatment with ixekizumab over 60 weeks provides sustained improvements in health-related quality of life: results from UNCOVER-2, a randomized Phase 3 trial [abstract]. Warren RB, Feldman SR, Paul C, Strand V, Burge R, Lin CY, Goldblum OM, Reich K.. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2016;30(Suppl 6):71.

Long-term adherence to topical psoriasis treatment can be abysmal: a one-year randomized intervention study using objective electronic adherence monitoring. Alinia H, Moradi Tuchayi S, Smith JA, Richardson IM, Bahrami N, Jaros SC, Sandoval LF, Farhangian ME, Anderson KL, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. Br J Dermatol. 2016;():.

Dermatology residents are prescribing tanning bed treatment [commentary]. Anderson KL, Huang KE, Huang WW, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Online J. 2016;22(7):.

Tofacitinib improves pruritus and health-related quality of life up to 52 weeks: results from 2 randomized phase III trials in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Feldman SR, Thaci D, Gooderham M, Augustin M, Cruz C, Mallbris L, Buonanno M, Tatulych S, Kaur M, Lan S, Valdez H, Mamolo C.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;75(6):.

Increasing adherence to topical therapy in psoriasis through use of solution medication [letter]. Hill D, Farhangian ME, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Online J. 2016;22(5):.

Treatment with ixekizumab over 60 weeks provides sustained improvements in health-related quality of life: results from UNCOVER-1, a randomized phase 3 trial [abstract]. Langley R, Feldman S, Paul C, Gordon K, Strand V, Toth D, Warren RB, Burge R, Zhu B, Reich K.. J Invest Dermatol. 2016;136(9 Suppl 2):S169.

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Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Dermatology (general), Psoriasis, Dermatopathology
Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Dermatology
Social Sciences & Health Policy

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Doctor Rating

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Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.314 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

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Seen for a dermatologic problem. Less than 10 seconds spent looking at my skin. I expressed concerns over continued symptoms and these were ignored. I asked if it was reasonable for me to expect to be symptom free,and this question was not addressed or answered.


love my dr


I thought that Dr Feldman could have been more thorough in his examination, e.g. he didn't even examine my scalp.


Best and very good at understanding and explaining the issues


Dr. Feldman provided EXCEPTIONAL care during and after my appointment. He was attentive, friendly, and responsive to my concerns. He went above the call of duty when he responded to my concerns about a prescription/prior approval after hours. He personally contacted me and helped me obtain urgent skin medication that insurance was initially unwilling to cover. I have never received such personalized, and compassionate care. He is a true asset to WFBH.


I could understand everything the doctor said as I am a RN myself. Just felt that the doctor was in too big of a hurry to get his "quota" in to even look at my child.


he was in and out so quickly that I wondered "why bother?"


The appointment was extremely short and I felt that the doctor did not really care too much for my health concern. Also, my appointment was with the Doctor and not the interns who seemed to be completely running the show.


Dr. Feldman gave me his personal cell phone # and insisted that I call him with updates on my condition. I was also to call him at any time if I had a problem of any kind. I have called him (with a prescription problem), and he was most helpful.


Physician should spend more time w/patient, & not so hurried to leave room and move on to next patient!


I greatly appreciate the care Dr. Feldman has given me, my family, and my friends. The positive impact he has made in our lives is something I wish every doctor could bestow on every patient.




Dr. Feldman is an exemplary doctor.


Very Good!


He was too concerned with correcting me, i. e., I referred to my arm he corrected me advising it was my forearm; I referred to my leg he replied ask for that at Kentucky Fried Chicken and you will get a thigh.


My PCP recommended a thorough examination of my skin to insure that it was healthy. I have rashes on my elbows, ears, scalp and had a area of concern. Was expecting him to examine my entire body, but he asked about the area I had mentioned to my PCP only. Without looking at my body except two small spots on chest and thigh, he pronounced that my skin was fine. Felt rushed.


Great care about the patients


This was my initial visit with Dr. Feldman. He came into the examination room with an entourage of medical students, shook my hand, and proceeded to discuss academic histories with my husband. He did say I had "beautiful toes," but when I tried to ask him what I should do about my fungus he deflected my question by remarking it was a good thing I had come to see a dermatologist and turning his attention back to my husband. If it had not been for the medical intern, the visit would have been a total waste of time. The intern was very helpful. Dr. Feldman was not.


This was my first visit with *Dr. Feldman and I was very pleased with the appointment.


Dr. Feldman brought students reviewed things and he left - students did exam and skin biopsies. Also Dr. Feldman prescribed meds for scalp psoriasis but I didn't clearly understand why I was prescribed antibiotic for bacterial infection and side effects. I like having the students b/c I like the learning experience for them.


Dr. Feldman seemed extremely dismissive and arrogant. my son has been struggling with painful eczema for a year and we came to see Dr. Feldman after our dermotologist and pediatrician at home didn't know what else to try to control his eczema. our dermotologist at home had faxed 28 pages of his history, and Dr. Feldman seemed unaware of his history despite have students and assistants helping him. I was hoping to get a different medicine plan for my son and possibly recommendations for other OTC products that may help. Dr. Feldman simply said "He looks fine. you can try doing his medicines differently if you want." when I asked about sunscreen, he handed me a pamphlet about sun shirts/hats and suggested I (not the patient) get a specific color because "it would really make my eyes pop". This was totally inappropriate. I left feeling that our visit with Dr. Feldman was a complete waste of time and money.


The doctor seemed rushed and had a group of med students with him. He confirmed the assistant's diagnosis and told me what he would prescribe. He gave me his personal cell phone number to call him & advise how med was working.


gave me his phone number if I had any problems!


I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Feldman to others.


Dr. Feldman is a great Dr. I highly recommend him.


Dr. Feldman takes very good care of me, my family, and my friends. I am very grateful to him for his constant care, patience, and kindness and, of course, his knowledge and expertise.


Dr. Feldman's assistant did most of the explaining and took great care that I understood what she meant.


very pleased Dr Feldman is the best!


He's always in a hurry to leave.




he was great ... I want him as my Doctor as well


I was pleased with Dr, Feldman since my regular Wake Forest Health dermatologist has left the practice.


First time with Dr. Feldman - LOVED him! makes me want to go to the doctor's every week!


first time I've seen this care provider. He was very good at listening and giving me options


I recommended Dr. Feldman to my dentist several months ago, and she was very pleased with his professionalism and excellent way of dealing with a skin problem she was having.


Dr. Feldman is an excellent doctor who has helped me with my chronic disease since it first flared years ago. I am grateful to him for all that he has done and continues to do for me.


Spent much more time with resident than provider. resident was quite attentive and thorough but provider had little interaction.


*Dr. Feldman spent maybe 10 mins. with me. He was too busy and seemed rushed to get to the next patient. He left my care and decisions about how to proceed with my treatment to the resident. (WHO WAS GREAT!) I was not impressed with the expert.


The resident did a good job with my daughter and was very nice. This attending came in and introduced himself and spent less than 1 minute in the room and said yes you do have acne and the resident will take care of you. It was the least amount of time I have ever encountered a provider spending with the least amount of words exchanged. My 6 th grader said, "Well that was awkward" when he left the room. I know he is a good Physician because I have seen him as a patient myself but his people skills were very lacking in the particular appointment.


Very pleased.


With out *Dr. Feldman's help I don't know where I'd be today - He's a great doctor.

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