Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Center for Integrative Medicine

Social Sciences & Health Policy


Physician Rating

4.6 out of 5

278 Ratings

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  • Department: 336-716-3926

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  • Am Soc Of Dermatopathology

  • Am Academy Of Dermatology

  • NPI: 1720063175

Clinical Interests

  • Dermatology (general), Psoriasis, Dermatopathology

Education & Training

  • B.A.

    1980 - University of Chicago

  • M.D.

    1985 - Duke University School of Medicine

  • Ph.D.

    1985 - Duke University

  • Internship

    1987 - Medicine: Duke University Hospital

  • Residency

    1990 - Dermatology: North Carolina Mem Hosp

  • Residency

    1991 - Dermatopathology: Med U Sc Teaching Hosps

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology

  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatopathology


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Psoriasis, Dermatologic Agents, Dermatology, Acne Vulgaris, Skin Diseases

Recent Publications

  • Desoximetasone 0.25% spray, adrenal suppression and efficacy in extensive plaque psoriasis Saleem MD, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(1):36-38.
  • Topical 0.25% desoximetasone spray efficacy for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis: a randomized clinical trial Saleem MD, Negus D, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(1):32-35.
  • Interleukin-17 inhibition: role in psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease Hohenberger M, Cardwell LA, Oussedik E, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(1):13-18.
  • The efficacy of short-term clobetasol lotion in the treatment of scalp psoriasis Rajabi-Estarabadi A, Hasanzadeh H, Taheri A, Feldman SR, Firooz A.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(2):111-115.
  • Applying behavioural economics to psoriasis treatment: interventions to improve patient adherence to biologics [letter] Lewis DJ, Cardwell LA, Feldman SR.. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018;32(2):e65-e66.
  • Prescriptions for atopic dermatitis: oral corticosteroids remain commonplace Alexander T, Maxim E, Cardwell LA, Chawla A, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(3):238-240.
  • Treatment changes in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis: a retrospective chart review Smith JA, Wehausen B, Richardson I, Zhao Y, Li Y, Herrera V, Feldman SR.. J Cutan Med Surg. 2018;22(1):25-30.
  • Most common dermatology diagnoses to the emergency department in the paediatric population [letter] Nadkarni A, Cardwell LA, Mahler S, Feldman SR.. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018;32(4):e144-e146.
  • Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis: what can we conclude about IL-17 antagonism? Veverka K, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(5):475-480.
  • Epidemiology of mental health comorbidity in psoriasis Wu JJ, Feldman SR, Koo J, Marangell LB.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(5):487-495.
  • The safety of treatments used in pyoderma gangrenosum Feldman SR, Lacy FA, Huang WW.. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2018;17(1):55-61.
  • Comparison of injection-site reactions between the etanercept biosimilar SB4 and the reference etanercept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis from a phase III study [research letter] Girolomoni G, Feldman SR, Emery P, Ghil J, Keum JW, Cheong SY, Hong E.. Br J Dermatol. 2018;178(3):e215-e216.
  • Treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis with guselkumab: a review of phase II and phase III trials Howell ST, Cardwell LA, Feldman SR.. Ann Pharmacother. 2018;52(4):380-387.
  • Six week evaluation of the potential for topical desoximetasone 0.25% spray to induce photoallergic skin reaction Patel NU, Gowda A, Grammenos A, Onikoyi O, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(3):269-271.
  • 4-Day evaluation of the irritation potential of topical desoximetasone 0.25% and 0.05% spray on light-exposed skin Patel NU, Grammenos A, Gowda A, Onikoyi O, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(4):415-417.
  • Hidradenitis and smoking [letter] Saleem MD, Arnold DL, Feldman SR.. Br J Dermatol. 2018;178(3):810-811.
  • A safety review of the medications used to treat atopic dermatitis Shukla S, Feldman SR, Strowd LC.. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2018;17(2):179-183.
  • Barriers to treatment: describing them from a different perspective Devine F, Edwards T, Feldman SR.. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2018;12():129-133.
  • Yet another step forward! [commentary] Feldman SR.. Br J Dermatol. 2018;178(1):22.
  • The budget impact of brodalumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis on US commercial health plans Feldman SR, Wu JJ, Rastogi S, Menges B, Lingohr-Smith M, Lin J.. J Med Econ. 2018;21(5):537-541.
  • Rapid, successful treatment of atopic dermatitis recalcitrant to topical corticosteroids Lewis DJ, Feldman SR.. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018;35(2):278-279.
  • An assessment of the use of antihistamines in the management of atopic dermatitis He A, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;79(1):92-96.
  • Adherence to biologics in patients with psoriasis Seale L, Cardwell LA, Feldman SR.. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2018;14(2):155-161.
  • Comment on"Serious infections among a large cohort of subjects with systemically treated psoriasis" [letter] Arnold DL, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;78(5):e113-e114.
  • In-office compounding of lidocaine-epinephrine: an option for anesthesia preparation before skin biopsy [research letter] Pearlman R, Feldman SR, Cardwell L, Kesty KR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;79(1):159-160.
  • Insights into future therapeutics for atopic dermatitis Edwards T, Patel NU, Blake A, Prabakaran S, Reimer D, Feldman SR, Strowd LC.. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2018;19(3):265-278.
  • It may not be time to clean out the sample closets [editorial] Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(1):1-2.
  • Trends in atopic dermatitis management: comparison of 1990-1997 to 2003-2012 He A, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(2):135-140.
  • Web app- and text message-based patient education in Mohs micrographic surgery-a randomized controlled trial Hawkins SD, Koch SB, Williford PM, Feldman SR, Pearce DJ.. Dermatol Surg. 2018;44(7):924-932.
  • A review of the current modalities for the treatment of papulopustular rosacea McGregor SP, Alinia H, Snyder A, Tuchayi SM, Fleischer A Jr, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Clin. 2018;36(2):135-150.
  • Ivermectin 1% (CD5024) for the treatment of rosacea Sahni DR, Feldman SR, Taylor SL.. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2018;19(5):511-516.
  • Quality of life in individuals with erythematotelangiectatic and papulopustular rosacea: findings from a web-based survey Zeichner JA, Eichenfield LF, Feldman SR, Kasteler JS, Ferrusi IL.. J Clin Aesthetic Dermatol. 2018;11(2):47-52.
  • Coping mechanisms and resources for patients suffering from rosacea Cardwell LA, Nyckowski T, Uwakwe LN, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Clin. 2018;36(2):171-174.
  • Medical management of facial redness in rosacea Cline A, McGregor SP, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Clin. 2018;36(2):151-159.
  • Complexities of rosacea [editorial] Feldman SR, Cardwell LA, Taylor SL.. Dermatol Clin. 2018;36(2):13.
  • Measurement of disease severity in a population of rosacea patients Alinia H, Tuchayi SM, James SM, Cardwell LA, Nanda S, Bahrami N, Awosika O, Richardson I, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Clin. 2018;36(2):97-102.
  • Rosacea triggers: alcohol and smoking Alinia H, Tuchayi SM, Patel NU, Patel N, Awosika O, Bahrami N, Cardwell LA, Richardson I, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Clin. 2018;36(2):123-126.
  • Validity and reliability of a rosacea self-assessment tool Moradi Tuchayi S, Alinia H, Lan L, Awosika O, Cline A, Cardwell LA, Hopkinson D, Richardson I, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Clin. 2018;36(2):93-96.
  • Patient costs associated with rosacea Turbeville JG, Alinia H, Tuchayi SM, Bahrami N, Cardwell LA, Awosika O, Richardson I, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Clin. 2018;36(2):167-170.
  • ProvenCare-Psoriasis: a disease management model to optimize care [commentary] Gionfriddo MR, Pulk RA, Sahni DR, Vijayanagar SG, Chronowski JJ, Jones LK, Evans MA, Feldman SR, Pride H.. Dermatol Online J. 2018;24(3):.
  • Psoriasis treatment cost comparison: biologics versus home phototherapy Hyde K, Cardwell LA, Stotts R, Feldman SR.. Am J Pharm Benefits. 2018;10(1):18-21.
  • A smartphone application supporting patients with psoriasis improves adherence to topical treatment: a randomized controlled trial Svendsen MT, Andersen F, Andersen KH, Pottegard A, Johannessen H, Moller S, August B, Feldman SR, Andersen KE.. Br J Dermatol. 2018;():.
  • Is depression screening in acne patients critical? [letter] Unrue EL, Feldman SR.. Br J Dermatol. 2018;179(1):226-227.
  • Comparison of the cost-effectiveness of biologic drugs used for moderate-to-severe psoriasis treatment in the United States Wu JJ, Feldman SR, Rastogi S, Menges B, Lingohr-Smith M, Lin J.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;():.
  • Aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation: from coal to dioxin [editorial] Cline A, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(3):215-216.
  • Hyperpigmented patches on the dorsal hands [question & answer] Feldman S, Edwards T, Meltem Akkurt Z.. Am Fam Physician. 2018;97(9):603-604.
  • Biosimilars for immune-mediated chronic diseases in primary care: what a practicing physician needs to know Feldman SR, Bagel J, Namak S.. Am J Med Sci. 2018;355(5):411-417.
  • Patients' preferences for different corticosteroid vehicles are highly variable Felix K, Unrue E, Inyang M, Cardwell LA, Oussedik E, Richardson I, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;():.
  • Benzoyl peroxide gel stains synthetic fabrics less than cotton [research letter] Edwards T, Cardwell L, Patel N, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;():.
  • Olumacostat glasaretil acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) inhibitor acne therapy Baroudi B, Shealy ER, Cardwell CA, Alinia H, Feldman SR.. Drugs Future. 2018;43(3):175-179.

All Publications

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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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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.

  • 6/18/2018

    I trust his judgement if he thought it was something he could diagnose quickly, but still thought he was in and out a little quick

  • 6/11/2018

    I had a very good experience at my appointment.

  • 5/29/2018

    Dr. Feldman is always great! Friendly, professional, thorough. The Dr. who saw me prior to Dr. Feldman coming into the room was FANTASTIC! It was her first day on the job and I was her second patient. I wish I could remember her name but she was the ONLY Dr. I have seen who immediately picked up on the fact that I have some hair loss on my left shin and she said that is very often caused by a arterial problem. A problem that I have been seeing many Dr.s at Wake Forest for over the past 6 months!!!

  • 5/29/2018

    Dr. Feldman did magic tricks in the room for my son. Very cool!

  • 5/23/2018

    Dr. Feldman is a very nice man and an excellent doctor whose goal, I believe, is to give his patients the best care possible, while passing along his knowledge and wisdom to the next generation of great doctors. I appreciate what Dr. Feldman has done for me, my family, and my friends and for the future patients of the lucky doctors he is teaching/has taught.

  • 4/25/2018

    I trust Dr Feldman, he's very knowledgeable

  • 3/27/2018

    Excellent communicator. Very knowledgeable very friendly.

  • 3/25/2018

    I was referred to *Dr. Feldman from Adv. Dermatology in Asheville, NC - after 2 months and several biopsies unable to treat my "rare" skin disease. They referred me to the BEST in their judgment & I agree!

  • 3/21/2018

    Super easy to talk to; open to talking about issues in a more in-depth, scientific way; went out of his way to find a scientific paper I was interested in and email me a link.

  • 3/6/2018

    I was very happy with my visit in all areas.

  • 2/28/2018

    Dr. Feldman is a spectacular doctor. If I lived closer to Winston Salem I would have him as my regular dermatologist. I had a specific need to speak to him about biologicals and immunosuppressants.

  • 2/19/2018

    Again, Dr. Feldman is great

  • 2/15/2018

    Dr. Feldman made a huge positive difference in my life. I am very grateful for his care.

  • 1/10/2018

    I really enjoyed my visit with this provider on my last appointment

  • 11/27/2017

    I was there for a yearly exam and did not require any type of treatment. There was no problem on getting a prescription for the face cream I use. I was very pleased with the visit to Dr Feldman's office and with him.

  • 11/13/2017

    I contacted Dr. Feldman via MyWakeHealth with some concerns and here was very prompt and helpful.

  • 11/10/2017

    Dr. Feldman is the perfect doctor. He is kind, caring, and determined, he listens and explains things well, he is, of course, a brilliant doctor, and I love his sense of humor. He spends a lot of time with me, so I can learn as much as I can about my extremely rare disease and together we can decide the best possible option. To anyone who thinks he doesn't care because he doesn't spend much time with you, I say be glad that he can look at you and know immediately what you have and what action needs to be taken. You might just be luckier than you think.

  • 10/30/2017

    he was great

  • 10/24/2017

    Dr. Feldman has a very big ego. He really wants the residents that are under him to know how smart he is. He really needs to work on his beside manner.

  • 10/18/2017

    Even though he was not the provider that I normally see, (actually, he agreed to see me because of the distance that I drive and my provider had some medical issues), he was excellent. He displayed a sincere interest in me as an individual and my medical history. He was an attentive listener and answered all of my questions in terms that I could understand. He even took enough time to refuse a suggestion made by the resident doctor for a possible drug (this was not done in my presence. The resident doctor told me), because of possible side effects. I was very impressed and appreciative that Dr. Feldman took that much time to consider me as a 73 year-old individual.

  • 10/5/2017

    very professional very impressed

  • 9/28/2017

    Excellent! Friendly, Helpful, Cared! And was fun to chat with!

  • 9/26/2017

    he had a very friendly manor

  • 9/26/2017

    wonderful physician. I have already recommended Dr Feldman to several acquaintances.

  • 9/25/2017


  • 9/22/2017

    All drs. and other, all were interested in what I had to say. Very caring and understanding.

  • 9/18/2017

    Though I think Dr. Feldman is quite competent, I do feel he needs to be more mindful of how he treats patients. I am also an employee here so I know how importance it is to treat patients with respect and compassion.


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