Amy McMichael, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.5 out of 5

336 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

336 Ratings

Amy McMichael, M.D.

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

Research Interests

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Folliculitis and the follicular occlusion tetrad. McMichael A, Guzman Sanchez D, Kelly P. 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
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Amy McMichael, M.D.336 Ratings


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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


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.

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