Amy McMichael, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

355 Ratings

Amy McMichael, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Hair and Scalp Disease, Ethnic and Pigmented Skin Disease, Epidemiology of Skin Disease, Skin Care, Dermatology (general), Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-3926
Department: 336-716-3926


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Education & Training

  • B.A., Swarthmore College , 1986
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 1990
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, T Jefferson U Affil Hosps, 1991
  • Residency, Dermatology, U Michigan Affil Hosps, 1994

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology

NPI Number

  • 1134104177
Amy McMichael, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

355 Ratings

Amy McMichael, M.D.

Chair, Dermatology
Professor, Dermatology
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, education/training (all f, t,, growth & development, women's health issues

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2036 | Department: 336-716-3926


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Recent Publications

Yin NC, McMichael AJ. Acne in patients with skin of color: practical management. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014;15(1):7-16.

Ogunleye TA, McMichael A, Olsen EA. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia: what has been achieved, current clues for future research. Dermatol Clin. 2014;32(2):173-181.

Kang SJ, Davis SA, Feldman SR, McMichael AJ. Dyschromia in skin of color. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014;13(4):401-406.

Al-Dabagh A, Davis SA, McMichael AJ, Feldman SR. Rosacea in skin of color: not a rare diagnosis [commentary]. Dermatol Online J. 2014;20(10):.

Bin Saif GA, McMichael A, Kwatra SG, Chan Y-H, Yosipovitch G. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia severity is associated with cowhage-induced itch. Br J Dermatol. 2013;168(2):253-256.

McMichael AJ. Pigmentation concerns: assessment and treatment [editorial]. Cutis. 2013;February(Suppl):4.

Daniel A, Gustafson CJ, Zupkosky PJ, Candido A, Kemp HR, Russell G, McMichael A. Shave frequency and regimen variation effects on the management of Pseudofolliculitis barbae. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013;12(4):410-418.

Hall RR, Francis S, Whitt-Glover M, Loftin-Bell K, Swett K, McMichael AJ. Hair care practices as a barrier to physical activity in African American women. JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(3):310-314.

McMichael A, Hector C, Binsaif G. Epidemiology of patients with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2013;133(5):1403.

Weathersby C, McMichael A. Brazilian keratin hair treatment: a review. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2013;12(2):144-148.

McMichael AJ. Excimer laser: a module of the alopecia areata common protocol [commentary]. J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2013;16(1):S77-S79.

Vachiramon V, Brown T, McMichael AJ. Patient satisfaction and complications following laser hair removal in ethnic skin. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012;11(2):191-195.

Glenn C, McMichael A, Feldman SR. Measuring patient satisfaction changes patient satisfaction [editorial]. J Dermatolog Treat. 2012;23(2):81-82.

Davis SA, Narahari S, Feldman SR, Huang W, Pichardo-Geisinger RO, McMichael AJ. Top dermatologic conditions in patients of color: an analysis of nationally representative data. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012;11(4):466-473.

Bin Saif GA, Alajroush A, Mcmichael A, Yosipovitch G. Healthy scalp has a reduced sensory thresholds to temperature, pain, itch and neurogenic inflammation response [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2012;132(Suppl 1):S86.

Vachiramon V, McMichael A. Patient knowledge and attitudes on laser hair removal: a survey in patients of color [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012;66(4 Suppl):AB100.

Zupkosky P, McMichael A, Westbrook A, Kemp H. Investigator-blinded study on the potential benefits of daily shaving with an advanced shave regimen compared to shaving 2 to 3 times per week with a standard shave regimen in the management of the symptoms of pseudofolliculitis barbae [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012;66(4 Suppl):AB54.

McMichael A, Curtis AR, Guzman-Sanchez D, Kelly AP. Folliculitis and other follicular disorders In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, Callen JP, Cerroni L, Heymann WR, Hruza GJ, Mancini AJ, Patterson JW, Rocken M, Schwarz T, eds. Dermatology, vol 1. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier/Saunders;2012: 571-586.

McMichael AJ, Vachiramon V, Guzman-Sanchez DA, Camacho F. Psoriasis in African-Americans: a caregivers' survey. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012;11(4):478-482.

Hall RR, McMichael AJ. Circumscribed alopecia: an unusual manifestation of pediculosis capitis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012;29(4):513-514.

Vachiramon V, McMichael AJ. Approaches to the evaluation of lip hyperpigmentation. Int J Dermatol. 2012;51(7):761-770.

Bin Saif GA, Alajroush A, McMichael A, Kwatra SG, Chan Y-H, McGlone F, Yosipovitch G. Aberrant C nerve fibre function of the healthy scalp. Br J Dermatol. 2012;167(3):485-489.

Huynh M, Lee AD, Miller LM, Davis S, Feldman SR, McMichael A. Patients' satisfaction with dermatology residents. South Med J. 2012;105(10):520-523.

Tey HL, Maddison B, Wang H, Ishiju Y, McMichael A, Marks M, Willford P, Maruzivab D, Ferdinando D, Dick J, Yosipovitch G. Cutaneous innervation and itch in keloids [letter]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2012;92(5):529-531.

McMichael A. Approach to office visits for hair loss in women [editorial]. Cutis. 2011;87(1):8-9.

Olsen EA, Callender V, McMichael A, Sperling L, Anstrom KJ, Shapiro J, Roberts J, Durden F, Whiting D, Bergfeld W. Central hair loss in African American women: incidence and potential risk factors. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(2):245-252.

Maddison B, Tey E, Wang EH, Ishiju Y [sic] [Ishiuji Y], McMichael A, Marks M, Wilford P [sic] [Williford P], Maruziva D, Ferdinando D, Yosipovitch G, et al. Epidermal and dermal innervation density in keloids [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S50.

Vachiramon V, McMichael AJ. Laser hair removal in ethnic skin: principles and practical aspects. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011;10(12):S17-S19.

Vachiramon V, McMichael AJ. Patient knowledge and attitudes on laser hair removal: a survey in people of color. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2011;10(3):197-201.

Kaur RR, Ali SM, McMichael AJ. Acne scarring and patients of African descent In: Tosti A, De Padova MP, Beer KR, eds. Acne scars: classification and treatment. London (UK): Informa Healthcare;2010: 98-109.

Conde J, Davis K, Ntuen E, Balmer N, Jones D, McMichael A. A case of imiquimod-induced alopecia. J Dermatolog Treat. 2010;21(2):122-124.

McMichael A. Female hair loss on the fronto-vertex scalp. Skin Aging. 2010;18(7):36-41.

McMichael A, Guzman-Sanchez D, Pichardo R, Iordanov M, Farley S, Inabinet R. Fas ligand expression is not up-regulated in scarring alopecias [abstract]. Exp Dermatol. 2010;19(6):608-609.

Olsen EA, McMichael A, Callender V, Sperling L, Anstrom K, Shapiro J, Roberts J, Durden F, Whiting D, Cacchio P, et al. Central hair loss in African American women stem cells, stem cell niches and cicatricial alopecia [abstract]. Exp Dermatol. 2010;19(6):568-569.

Ntuen EC, Guzman-Sanchez DA, McMichael AJ. Osteoma cutis as a sequela to facial acne: a case report. Cutis. 2010;86(2):100-102.

Hall RR, Pearce DJ, Brown T, McMichael AJ. Unwanted palatal hair: a consequence of complex oropharyngeal reconstruction. J Dermatolog Treat. 2009;20(3):149-151.

Strober BE, Menon K, McMichael A, Hordinsky M, Krueger G, Panko J, Siu K, Lustgarten JL, Ross EK, Shapiro J. Alefacept for severe alopecia areata: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(11):1262-1266.

Roseborough IE, McMichael AJ. Hair care practices in African-American patients. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2009;28(2):103-108.

McElligott J, McMichael A, Sangueza OP, Anthony E, Rose D, McLean TW. Spontaneous regression of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a neonate with multiple bony lesions. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2008;30(1):85-86.

McMichael A, Guzman Sanchez D, Kelly P. Folliculitis and the follicular occlusion tetrad In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Rapini RP, eds. Dermatology. 2nd ed. St. Louis (MO): Mosby Elsevier;2008: 517-530.

McMichael AJ. Scalp and hair in the African American patient: normal state and in disease. J Cosmet Sci. 2008;59(2):178-179.

Olsen EA, Callender V, Sperling L, McMichael A, Anstrom KJ, Bergfeld W, Durden F, Roberts J, Shapiro J, Whiting DA. Central scalp alopecia photographic scale in African American women. Dermatol Ther. 2008;21(4):264-267.

Harris-Stith R, St. Surin-Lord S, McMichael A. Dry hair: biologic, chemical and clinical factors. Skin Aging. 2008;16(11):45-50.

Lee AD, McMichael AJ. Unusual cases of hair and scalp disorders. J Clin Aesthetic Dermatol. 2008;1(3):6-14.

Faulk LA, Khanna V, McMichael AJ, Feldman SR, Bhosle M, Balkrishnan R. An educational brochure helps improve patients' understanding of residents' role and level of training [letter]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;56(1):165-167.

Wasserman D, Guzman-Sanchez DA, Scott K, McMichael A. Alopecia areata. Int J Dermatol. 2007;46(2):121-131.

Pawaskar MD, Parikh P, Markowski T, McMichael AJ, Feldman SR, Balkrishnan R. Melasma and its impact on health-related quality of life in Hispanic women. J Dermatolog Treat. 2007;18(1):5-9.

Balkrishnan R, McMichael A, Feldman S. Melasma and its impact on quality of life in Latino women [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;56(2 Suppl):AB173.

McMichael AJ, Pearce DJ, Wasserman D, Camacho FT, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR, Balkrishnan R. Alopecia in the United States: outpatient utilization and common prescribing patterns [letter]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;57(2):S49-S51.

McMichael AJ. Hair breakage in normal and weathered hair: focus on the black patient. J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2007;12(2):6-9.

Guzman Sanchez DA, Camacho F, Balkrishnan R, Inabinet R, Shander D, McMichael A. Investigator blinded study on the potential benefits of daily shaving compared to shaving 2-3 times weekly in the management of Pseudofolliculitis barbae [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2006;126(Suppl):41.

Hickman JG, Duvic M, McMichael AJ, Elston D, Roberts JL, Sundberg JP. North American Hair Research Society mentorship program [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2006;126(Suppl):100.

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Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Hair and Scalp Disease, Ethnic and Pigmented Skin Disease, Epidemiology of Skin Disease, Skin Care, Dermatology (general), Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology
Amy McMichael, M.D.

Amy McMichael, M.D.

Chair, Dermatology
Professor, Dermatology
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Amy McMichael, M.D.355 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

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


Dr. McMichael is the very finest physician in every way. I am fortunate to be in her care.


on my last visit I felt like the Dr was spending more time explaining things to the student Dr rather than talking to me, it was if they were talking around me.


She is knowledgeable about rare skin ailments for Black people & how to best treat them.


Dr Mcmichael is great.Just hate the long wait to get an appointment.


Professional and excellent experience.


Diagnosis made quickly and explained easily.




Perfect 10.


The visit was great. The doctor and physician assistant were both great. They answered all my questions and explained what they think is going on with me. They were both very approachable in regards to the doctor/patient relationship. It was great.


Excellent physicians - *Dr. Amy is wonderful, knowledgeable & caring.


Dr McMichael is always professional, thorough, and very friendly.


Considering my last appointment I can honestly say a solid GOOD. Previous appointments were shaky. I felt rushed because the Dr. was running behind and I felt that if I had not heard so many rave reviews and she were not the only Dr. in this area who is a "Master" at what she does, I would not drive almost an hour each way to see her...


My face has made a 160 degree turnaround.


she was very busy that particular day and I do not hold it against her that she was behind schedule


Be very grateful you have Amy McMichael in Wake practice, she is top of her profession


I have always been pleased when seeing *McMichael, MD.


Love! Love! The care that Dr.McMichael provides is excellent!


I went for a mole check and the physician acted as if I should not have been there unless I had a concern. She did address the area on my chest I needed her to look at and then she seamed more concerned.


Very, very happy with my care provider.


Great caring doctor.


Dr. McMichael and her staff show a great deal of concern and empathy even though my visit was quite basic.


My provider is a very knowledgeable and caring person. She has people skills and is very concerned about her patients.


Provider & intern were very good - highly recommend them to others!


I have already made recommendations to family and friends.


Jump started my hair growth and helped to maintain the growth with pill, foam, and care.


Very rushed appt.


I think Dr. McMichael is an excellent provider!


It is unrealistic to expect the physician to spend as much time with a patient as they need and stay on schedule, really, are you kidding me


The provider is very knowledgeable in her field and makes you feel very comfortable as she administers treatment to you.


I take pride in trusting Dr. McMichael with my dermatology care. Dr. McMichael your are the best.


I am very pleased to have Dr. McMichael as a provider. She is always friendly, nice, and shows concerns for my issues. She is knowledgeable and thorough.


Dr. McMichael is an excellent physician, and I've always had the utmost confidence in her decisions. She has an excellent "bedside" manner.


Explain everythign great any questions I have they answer them great that I understand.


I've referred her to others.


Excellent visit.

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