Amy McMichael, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

344 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

344 Ratings

Amy McMichael, M.D.

Chair, Dermatology
Professor, Dermatology

Research Interests

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

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Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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

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Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Amy McMichael, M.D.344 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.


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


Dr. Amy is wonderful!


Dr Amy McMichael is an excellent doctor. I am very glad to have become one of her many patients in 2004. She provides the highest quality of excellent in health to her patient. Thanks for all you do Dr McMichael


Dr. McMichael is an excellent physician in every respect. I have a rare skin condition and was referred to her by another dermatologist. I have complete confidence in her. She has certainly helped me. I feel very fortunate to be in her care.


Doctor seemed in a hurry.


Dr McMichael is amazing. She's highly competent, knowledgeable, professional and caring. I highly recommend her to friends and family.


Everything was good.


Dr. McMichael is a model physician. I have total confidence in her judgement, knowledge and skill. The staff in her clinic are proud to be members of her team.


it was a very short wait period from the time I got into the office to seen the doctor. She was very nice and seemed very concerned. She gave me the information I needed to understand my condition.


The student Doctor prep you before the Doctor even comes in little time is spent with actual Doctor


Excellent doctor....that is why I drive over three hours to her office


Most of the time, the specialist and the assistant doctor talked to each other rather than to me. I was sent for a blood workup without explanation as to its purpose.


Very courteous and professional.


Good experience.


I have great confidence in the knowledge Dr. McMichael shares. She also has an excellent bedside manner that she could teach to other providers. I also send my family members to Dr. McMichael when they need a Dermatologist. She is excellent!!


She rushed in the room; she seemed as if she did not have time to listen or was busy. I did not seem to be a priority or the visit seemed pointless. She started prescribing things before she could look at me good.


Time was shorter than usual because another patient needed extra care. That was fine with me!


Dr. McMichael is wonderful. I have recommended her to many of my friends.


she was an excellent doc


Very pleased with this provider first time seeing her. Had to wait about 6mo. for appointment was worth it. Medical student very thorough


Very knowledgeable and showed concerned and respect for my situation.


Dr Mcmichael is one of the most knowledgeable, caring and patient friendly doctors that I have met in a long time. She is with out a doubt the best in her field and I am glad that I finally was able to get an appointment with her. I wish that I could have gotten in would have helped my condition.


Dr. McMichael and all the nurses, PAs and ANPs or whoever are just terrific. That's why I travel quite a distance to go to see her and not someone much closer to where I live.


Very good


I understand that she was running behind but I waited a long time and then she did nothing but barely look at my cyst. She did apologize for miscommunication. This is however $70 and 1 and half hours plus travel time away from my work. I am very disappointed in the service I got.


If I did not think Dr. McMichael was the best, I would see someone else.


I really like my doctor she is very caring and friendly. However I am thinking there may not be help for my condition


i like the provider--i do not like the clinic wait times.


Good experience


Dr. McMichael only talked to me for a few seconds. Her resident spent most of the time with me.


Always good experiences!


i an very glad I saw the doctor I did. She and her staff were very courteous and explained things through to me.

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