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Amy McMichael, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

384 Ratings

Amy McMichael, M.D.

Chair, Dermatology
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

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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

384 Ratings

Amy McMichael, M.D.

Chair, Dermatology
Professor, Dermatology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Alopecia; Alopecia Areata; African Americans; Hair Preparations; Skin Pigmentation
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Recent Publications

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia in children: a case series and review of the literature. Eginli AN, Dlova NC, McMichael A.. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017;34(2):133-137.

Spectrum of diversity in dermatology: the need to broaden clinical trial participants in our increasingly multiethnic and multicultural society [editorial]. Desai SR, Hernandez C, McMichael AJ.. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;():.

Frontal fibrosing alopecia: a research letter. Bomar L, McMichael A.. Br J Dermatol. 2017;():.

Transparent reporting of demographic characteristics of study participants [editorial]. Robinson JK, McMichael AJ, Hernandez C.. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(3):263-264.

Isotretinoin laboratory test monitoring-a call to decrease testing in an era of high-value, cost-conscious care [editorial]. Shinkai K, McMichael A, Linos E.. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(1):17-19.

Factors affecting the severity of central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia. Suchonwanit P, Hector CE, Bin Saif GA, McMichael AJ.. Int J Dermatol. 2016;55(6):e338-e343.

Hair and scalp care in African American women who exercise [research letter]. Ahn CS, Suchonwanit P, Foy CG, Smith P, McMichael AJ.. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(5):579-580.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae: understanding the condition and the role of facial grooming. Gray J, McMichael AJ.. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2016;38(Suppl 1):24-27.

A case of frontal fibrosing alopecia in a patient with primary biliary cirrhosis and polymyalgia rheumatica. Eginli AN, Bagayoko CW, McMichael AJ.. Skin Appendage Disord. 2016;2(1-2):79-82.

Efficacy, safety, and dermal tolerability of dapsone gel, 7.5% in patients with moderate acne vulgaris: a pooled analysis of two phase 3 trials. Thiboutot DM, Kircik L, McMichael A, Cook-Bolden FE, Tyring SK, Berk DR, Chang-Lin JE, Lin V, Kaoukhov A.. J Clin Aesthetic Dermatol. 2016;9(10):18-27.

Efficacy and safety of minoxidil 2% solution in combination with a botanical hair solution in women with female pattern hair loss/androgenic alopecia. McMichael A, Pham H, von Grote E, Meckfessel MH.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016;15(4):398-404.

Side effects related to 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor treatment of hair loss in women: a review. Seale LR, Eglini AN, McMichael AJ.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016;15(4):414-419.

Hair loss in patients with skin of color. Semble AL, McMichael AJ.. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2015;34(2):81-88.

Bimatoprost 0.03% for the treatment of eyelash hypotrichosis: a pooled safety analysis of six randomized, double-masked clinical trials. Wirta D, Pariser DM, Yoelin SG, Arase S, McMichael A, Weng E, Mao C, Demos G, Vandenburgh A.. J Clin Aesthetic Dermatol. 2015;8(7):17-29.

Hair care practices and structural evaluation of scalp and hair shaft parameters in African American and Caucasian women. Lewallen R, Francis S, Fisher B, Richards J, Li J, Dawson T, Swett K, McMichael A.. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(3):216-223.

Bimatoprost 0.03% for the treatment of eyelash hypotrichosis: a pooled safety analysis of six randomized, double-masked clinical trials [abstract]. Pariser D, Wirta D, Yoelin S, Arase S, McMichael A, Weng E, Mao C, Demos G, VanDenburgh A.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015;72(5 Suppl 1):AB14.

Treatment of alopecia areata in the United States: a retrospective cross-sectional study. Farhangian ME, McMichael AJ, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2015;14(9):1012-1014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Management of keloids in the United States, 1990-2009: an analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Davis SA, Feldman SR, McMichael AJ.. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(7):988-994.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]. Zupkosky P, McMichael A, Westbrook A, Kemp H.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012;66(4 Suppl):AB54.

Folliculitis and other follicular disorders. McMichael A, Curtis AR, Guzman-Sanchez D, Kelly AP. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Epidermal and dermal innervation density in keloids [abstract]. 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.. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S50.

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

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

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

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

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

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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
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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Doctor Rating

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Amy McMichael, M.D.384 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
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.


Very Excellent Care Provider. I would highly reccomend her to others.


Amy is AWESOME!!!


I have been so pleased with the services of this provider and team that I have had services provided each time a part of my body needed it. I would definitely refer others.


Whenever the opportunity presents itself, I ALWAYS recommend Dr. McMichael. Wake Forest Baptist Health is lucky to have someone of her caliber.


I absolutely love Dr. McMichael! I've never had a better doctor!


Dr. McMichael is the best. She is very knowledgeable and caring. Respectful, attentive and supportive.


I feel so fortunate to have her as a Dr. She is very nice as well as being an expert in the area.




Have recommended Dr. McMichael to others and they are also very pleased to be her patient.


We have used Dr. McMichael for a long time and have full confidence in her and her abilities.


I've met people, from as far as Raleigh during my 2 visits and I'm not from Winston Salem. But, the doctor's reviews have been excellent.


I think Dr. Mcmichael & all the staff there are a great individuals & I would most definitely recommend people to go there


Dr. McMichael is an excellent physician in every respect. I feel very fortunate to be receiving care from her.




This may appear to be inflation but I genuinely believe in Dr. McMichael and her ability as a provider and I am always surprised by the amount of time that she spends with me given how busy she is.


Dr. McMichael was fantastic. Not only did she help cure the problem I was having with an ingrown hair, she also solved a mystery facial problem I have had for probably 30 years. I thought I had rosacea, but she took one look and said "that's not rosacea, that's seborrhea." She wrote a prescription for a shampoo, sent it digitally to my CVS store, I picked it up and used it and my problem is gone. It's hard to put into words how much this has helped my outlook on life; I was embarrassed by my red face and actually avoided going out or hanging out with friends. My confidence is back and I owe it to Dr. McMichael.


*Dr. Amy McMichael is a great doctor. She is one of my favorites.


Have always found Dr. McMichael to be very informative with questions and advice about any dermatology problems, and she has always answered any questions that I have had.


I liked *Dr. McMichael but I have to wait about 1 hour to see her. And than she spends 5 minutes on my exam. I will most likely be looking for a new provider.


I always recommend Dr. McMichael to everyone. My entire family goes to her. I don't know how she could do any better. Excellent clinically and very nice to deal with.


Very informative


The major achievement was that this provider provided information that can be applied to the appropriate diagnosis of the condition which improves chances for getting over the problem in the future.


Would recommend provider with no problems!


Very informative about my condition and what will help.


I drive for over three hours to see Dr Mcmichaels. She is the best.


was referred by another provider but had heard from another person last year that she was great specialist that showed concern for patient's needs.


Doctor was knowledgeable yet courteous and patient with my questions and concerns. I felt like she cared about the outcome of my condition.


Dr. McMichael is a great asset to your institution. I would highly recommend her to all my friends and family

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