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

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4.6 out of 5

300 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, Dermatology
  • 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

4.6 out of 5

300 Ratings

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

Professor, Dermatology
Social Sciences & Health Policy

Research Interests

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

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;():.

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;():.

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: an analysis of trends in two large, representative databases of outpatient practice. Namen AM, Chatterjee A, Huang KE, Feldman SR, Haponik EF.. . 2016;():.

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.

Improved psoriasis with weight loss: the role of behavioural factors [letter]. Sandoval LF, Pierce A, Davis SA, Feldman SR.. Br J Dermatol. 2015;172(3):826-827.

The genetics of pyoderma gangrenosum and implications for treatment: a systematic review. DeFilippis EM, Feldman SR, Huang WW.. Br J Dermatol. 2015;172(6):1487-1497.

Effect of frequency on entrance and propagation pattern of high-frequency (radiofrequency) electrical currents in biologic tissues. Taheri A, Mansoori P, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. Skin Res Technol. 2015;21(3):291-294.

Topical clobetasol in conjunction with topical tretinoin is effective in preventing scar formation after superficial partial-thickness burn ulcers of the skin: a retrospective study. Taheri A, Moradi Tuchayi S, Alinia H, Orscheln CS, Mansoori P, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2015;26(4):361-364.

Emerging drugs for the treatment of acne. Aslam I, Fleischer A, Feldman S.. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2015;20(1):91-101.

Patient-centered approach to biologics in the treatment of psoriasis. Vaidya T, Feldman SR, Kirk J.. J Nat Sci. 2015;1(3):e53.

The rosacea patient journey: a novel approach to conceptualizing patient experiences. Kuo S, Huang KE, Davis SA, Feldman SR.. Cutis. 2015;95(1):37-43.

Trends in mohs surgery from 1995 to 2010: an analysis of nationally representative data. Reeder VJ, Gustafson CJ, Mireku K, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Pearce DJ.. Dermatol Surg. 2015;41(3):397-403.

Frequency of primary nonadherence to acne treatment. Anderson KL, Dothard EH, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(6):623-626.

A guide to prescribing home phototherapy for patients with psoriasis: the appropriate patient, the type of unit, the treatment regimen, and the potential obstacles. Anderson KL, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015;72(5):868-878.e1.

Reasons for treatment changes in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. Anderson KL, Feldman SR.. J Cutan Med Surg. 2015;19(4):361-366.

Trends in ambulatory health care usage for adult acne. Davis SA, Huang KE, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr, Huang WW.. J Cutan Med Surg. 2015;19(4):377-379.

Quality of life of patients with pyoderma gangrenosum and hidradenitis suppurativa. Gerard AJ, Feldman SR, Strowd L.. J Cutan Med Surg. 2015;19(4):391-396.

Assessment of rosacea severity: a review of evaluation methods used in clinical trials. Hopkinson D, Moradi Tuchayi S, Alinia H, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015;73(1):138-143.e4.

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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.300 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."
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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
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Patients' confidence in CP
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Patient Comments

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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.


Dr Feldman was amazing with our son (and accompanying little sister). He made the visit fun! And I got the answers to my concern.


Everything very good.


I have always felt visits w/Dr Feldon have been very productive.


He is great


Very personable.


Dr. Feldman has been my doctor for many years. He has helped me, my family, and my friends and I am very grateful for his care.


The doctors were very caring and very knowledgeable. Dr.


Best doctor I have had at this facility thus far.


Dr. Feldman is the best doctor that you have a Baptist. Every doctor should take lessons from him on how to treat their patients.


He gave me his cell phone number in case I had any difficulties and even called me personally to check up on me! Great doctor!


MD advised me that I knew as much as he did about my rash. I felt that this rash was a drug reaction. WHen I asked about any medication changes or suggestions, he said maybe not take as much medicine. Also felt that I was not listened to and not valued as a patient. I will not be returning to this practice.


Dr Feldman is the absolute best! I'm a provider at the hospital and refer to derm quite often. When patients tell me who they've seen, they always give him rave reviews!


Great 1st time visit as this provider replaced one of your previous providers who moved elsewhere


The main examination was done by an intern not Dr. Feldman. Perhaps Dr. Feldman is trying to see too many patients.


Very good drs.

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