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Medical Expert - Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD

Area of Expertise: Dermatology - General
Area of Expertise: Dermatology - Tanning
Area of Expertise: Medication Adherence
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Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Pathology, Professor of Public Health Sciences - Social Science and Health Policy

Triple appointed in Dermatology, Pathology, and Public Health Sciences, Feldman directs the Center for Dermatology Research, a health services research center dedicated to improving the care of patients with skin disease. His chief clinical interest is psoriasis. He has served as a member of the medical board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, chaired that board's subcommittee on education, and served as the director of the Foundation's Chief Residents' Meeting on psoriasis treatment. He also chaired the American Academy of Dermatology's Psoriasis Education Initiative Workgroup, developing regional courses on emerging psoriasis therapies. Dr. Feldman is a frequent speaker to lay groups, physicians, industry professionals, and managed care executives, and has published more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is editor or a member of the editorial board of five dermatology journals, has a regular column on patient adherence in PM360: The Essential Resource for Pharma Marketers, and is author of Practical Ways to Improve Patients' Treatment Outcomes and Compartments: How the Brightest, Best Trained, and Most Caring People Can Make Judgments That are Completely and Utterly Wrong. He is listed in Best Doctors in America.


general dermatology, effects of tanning, psoriasis, skin cancer, dermatopathology, nail disease, skin care, biochemistry of skin, photoaging; health services research, effects of tanning, skin cancer, medical adherence


Acne is More Than a Nuisance For Some Teens
New research from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center finds that depression and other psychological disorders may be more prevalent in adolescent acne patients.
More Than 25 Percent of Acne Patients Fail to Get Prescribed Medications
Medicine obviously can’t do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet more than one-quarter of the acne patients surveyed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers didn’t get medications prescribed by their dermatologists.
Psoriasis Expert Wants Quality of Life Improvements for Patients

Psoriasis expert and researcher Steve Feldman, M.D., says there are many new treatment options giving hope to the millions of people who suffer from the chronic skin condition.


Study Finds Low Rate of Physicians’ Mention of Sunscreen Use at Patient Visits

Physicians mention sunscreen at a low rate during patient visits, even to patients with a history of skin cancer, according to a study by Kristie L. Akamine, M.D., Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., and colleagues.

Study Looks at Why Vitamin D Deficiency Diagnoses Surged
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.
The Power of the Internet It Helps Improve Teens Acne
Tech-savvy teens with acne used their medicine more frequently when they also took part in a web-based survey, a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds.
Wake Forest Baptist February Awards and Recognitions

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty, staff, programs and departments that have received awards or been recognized in the past month.

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