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Amy McMichael, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.4 out of 5

348 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

4.4 out of 5

348 Ratings

Amy McMichael, M.D.

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

Research Interests

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

Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation meeting, May 2016: progress towards the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of primary cicatricial alopecias [commentary]. Sundberg JP, Hordinsky MK, Bergfeld W, Lenzy YM, McMichael AJ, Christiano AM, McGregor T, Stenn KS, Sivamani RK, Pratt CH, King LE Jr.. Exp Dermatol. 2018;27(3):302-310.

Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of topical dapsone gel, 7.5% for treatment of acne vulgaris by Fitzpatrick skin phototype. Taylor SC, Cook-Bolden FE, McMichael A, Downie JB, Rodriguez DA, Alexis AF, Callender VD, Alvandi N.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(2):160-167.

No sulfates, no parabens, and the "no-poo" method: a new patient perspective on common shampoo ingredients. Cline A, Uwakwe LN, McMichael AJ.. Cutis. 2018;101(1):22-26.

Alopecia areata is a medical disease [commentary]. Korta DZ, Christiano AM, Bergfeld W, Duvic M, Ellison A, Fu J, Harris JE, Hordinsky MK, King B, Kranz D, Mackay-Wiggan J, McMichael A, Norris DA, Price V, Shapiro J,.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;78(4):832-834.

A proposed mechanism for central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia [hypothesis letter]. Subash J, Alexander T, Beamer V, McMichael A.. Exp Dermatol. 2018;():.

Cicatricial alopecia in identical twin Lumbee Native American women. Strowd LC, Subash J, McGregor S, McMichael A.. Skin Appendage Disord. 2018;4(2):108-111.

Dermatosis papulosa nigra: a quality of life survey study [abstract]. Uwakwe LN, Subash J, McMichael A.. J Invest Dermatol. 2018;138(5 Suppl):S219.

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;153(2):132-134.

Frontal fibrosing alopecia [research letter]. Bomar L, McMichael A.. Br J Dermatol. 2017;177(3):e58-e59.

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

Hair disorders in systemic disease. Salkey KS, McMichael A. In: Callen JP, Jorizzo JL, Zone JJ, Piette WW, Rosenbach MA, Vleugels RA, eds. Dermatological signs of systemic disease. 5th ed. Edinburgh (NY): Elsevier;2017: 377-386.

A retrospective review of treatment results for patients with central centrifugal cicatrical alopecia. Eginli A, Dothard E, Bagayoko CW, Huang K, Daniel A, McMichael AJ.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(4):317-320.

A case of rapidly transformed mycosis fungoides [abstract]. Dothard EH, McMichael AJ, Strowd LC.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(6 Suppl 1):AB8.

Diversity in dermatology: a society devoted to skin of color. Subash J, Tull R, McMichael A.. Cutis. 2017;99(5):322-324.

Defining the impact of attitudes towards hair and hair care practices on physical activity in African American women: a prospective survey study [abstract]. Subash J, Hawkins S, Ahn C, McMichael A.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(6 Suppl 1):AB93.

Hair loss myths. DiMarco G, McMichael A.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(7):690-694.

Laser treatment in FFA [abstract]. Eginli A, Culp L, Subash J, McMichael A.. J Invest Dermatol. 2017;137(5):S59.

Hair and scalp disorders in adult and pediatric patients with skin of color. Taylor SC, Barbosa V, Burgess C, Heath C, McMichael AJ, Ogunleye T, Callender V.. Cutis. 2017;100(1):31-35.

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia: new insights and a call for action. Dlova NC, Salkey KS, Callender VD, McMichael AJ.. J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2017;18(2):S54-S56.

Cultural competence for the 21st century dermatologist practicing in the United States. McKesey J, Berger TG, Lim HW, McMichael AJ, Torres A, Pandya AG.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;77(6):1159-1169.

Objective outcome measures: collecting meaningful data on alopecia areata. Olsen EA, Roberts J, Sperling L3,Tosti A, Shapiro J, McMichael A, Bergfeld W, Callender V, Mirmirani P, Washenik K, Whiting D, Cotsarelis G, Hordinsky M.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;():.

A novel multi-targeting approach to treating hair loss, using standardized nutraceuticals. Farris PK, Rogers N, McMichael A, Kogan S.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(11 Suppl):S141-S148.

Efficacy and safety of topical dapsone gel 7.5% for treatment of acne vulgaris by Fitzpatrick skin type [abstract]. Taylor SC, Cook-Bolden FE, McMichael A, Downie JB, Rodriguez DA, Mariwalla K, Alexis AF, Callender VD, Alvandi N.. Value Health. 2017;20(9):A942.

Approach to treatment of medical and cosmetic facial concerns in skin of color patients. Callender VD, Barbosa V, Burgess CM, Heath C, McMichael AJ, Ogunleye T, Taylor SC.. Cutis. 2017;100(6):375-380.

Efficacy and safety of topical dapsone gel 7.5% for treatment of acne vulgaris by Fitzpatrick skin type [abstract]. Taylor S, Cook-Bolden F, McMichael A, Downie J, Rodriguez D, Mariwalla K, Alexis A, Callender V, Fathali N.. Australas J Dermatol. 2017;58(Suppl 1):92.

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.

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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

4.4 out of 5

Amy McMichael, M.D.348 Ratings


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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 explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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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 an extraordinary clinician & tremendous asset to Wake Forest Baptist Health.


excellent care


Dr. McMichael has an excellent demeanor as a physician. She is both extraordinarily knowledgeable and extraordinarily patient and kind. I also enjoy watching her interact with the residents/fellows that she is training. She exudes a positive and educational air when interacting with residents that other attending could learn from watching. I have recommended her to anyone that needed her skills and experience. I look forward to coming to see her.


I would recommend her but encourage people to try to get first appointment of the day or be prepared for long wait times unnecessarily.


Friendly, made me feel at ease. Asked me if it was ok to have a visiting doctor observe the visit


My husband has a history of skin cancer- I have encouraged him to see Dr. McMichael.


The residents and *Dr. McMichael (attending physician) were all very kind and informative.


I have the highest confidence in Dr. McMichael. She is very knowledgeable. She is thorough. She takes time to explain my condition and treatment options. She has concern to answer my questions. I know that she cares about me and my health. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be in her care.


With the amount of time you spend waiting to see this provider she send residents in before she comes in and when she does the time she spend with you is not long at all.She seems to always be running behind.


The Doctor was rushing me. Spent no more than 5 minutes in the exam with me. I several concerns regarding my treatment plan.


Dr. Mc Michael seemed rushed during the visit. I wanted to review the treatment plan with her and it was done so quickly that I am still not sure I understand everything.


Top notch. Almost regret that my next app't is two years.


I just adore this doctor & staff.


I love Dr. McMicheal. I've been going to her since I was 9 and even though I've lived in Maryland and Nebraska, I still come back to see her.


*Dr. McMichael is the personification of what doctor should be. She's very knowledgeable and concerned about her patients.


This is an excellent medical practice and should be used as a model for others. I've seen a regular doctor as well as two others for an emergency staph infection. All doctors, med students and nurses were outstandingly helpful and inspired confidence.


I would recommend with the caveat, it will cost you at least a half day.


see prior comment, I'm thoroughly satisfied with my physician and her staff.. best physician I've ever had...


Dr. McMichael is the best. I would recommend her to anyone.


I've been going to Dr. McMichael annually for about 10 years. She is the consummate professional, as are her student physicians.


As answered, very good.


Dr. Amy McMichael is an A++ doctor in my opinion. She explained my diseases so clearly even a child could understand. I have a lot of respect for her and I have full confidence in her abilities, and I hope I can see her again in the future. I did not know she is also the Chair of Wake Forest University Dermatology.


I LOVE Dr. McMichael. I look forward to every appointment I have with her. She's so knowledgeable and always puts my mind at ease when I have a question. I recommend her to all my friends, which is a double-edged sword. They wind up keeping her booked. Love this wonderful, intelligent, talented medical professional!!!! A+ ALL THE WAY!




Dr. McMichael is compassionate, careful, deliberate and knowledgeable. I have been seeing her for several years now and have recommended her to many others. She is professional and approachable at the same time...


Dr McMichael was wonderful--worth the long wait


Dr. McMichael is an excellent physician in every way. She is highly knowledgeable, interested in my well-being as a patient, skillful in communicating, patient, and thorough. I have the highest confidence in her. I consider myself very fortunate to have her care. WFBH is fortunate to have her on staff.


100% satisfaction on all this page.




Wouldn't go anywhere else!


Some of these questions are difficult to answer because the Dr, although very courteous and apparently knowledgeable, was in and iut of the room in less tgan five minutes. She seemed confident mine was a medication reaction.


I had a very good 1st visit with this provider. And, I was pleased with my visit!




I would not drive two hours and pay that much money for someone who was not really good.


Have a yearly appointment with Dr. McMichael. I had a biopsy done and was told what to expect in f/u care. I have always had great confidence in her, and her staff, and this has proven to be accurate.


Great doctor-patient interaction.


I have referred a friend to her, but warned her of the very long wait time. I would like to understand why you wait so many hours and the doctor only spends "5 minutes" with you.

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