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Amy McMichael, MD

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Amy McMichael, MD

Amy McMichael, MD

Chair, Dermatology

Professor, Dermatology

Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

343 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • American Academy of Dermatology

  • Association of Professors of Dermatology

  • Women in Dermatology Association

  • NPI: 1134104177

Clinical Interests

  • Hair and Scalp Disease, Ethnic and Pigmented Skin Disease, Epidemiology of Skin Disease, Skin Care, Dermatology (general), Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology

Education & Training

  • BA

    1986 - Swarthmore College

  • MD

    1990 - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

  • Internship

    1991 - Internal Medicine: Thomas Jefferson University Affiliated Hospitals

  • Residency

    1994 - Dermatology: University Michigan Affiliated Hospitals

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Alopecia, Hair Preparations, African Americans, Alopecia Areata, Hair

Recent Publications

  • Hypopigmented Macules as Manifestation of Lichen Planus and Lichen Planopilaris.
    Arnold D, Hoffman MB, Onajin O, Sangüeza OP, McMichael A. Am J Dermatopathol. 2019 Jul; 41(7):514-517.
  • An Atypical Presentation of PLEVA: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Ediale C, Felix K, Anderson K, Ahn C, McMichael AJ. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 Jul; 18(7):690-691.
  • Efficacy and Safety of Brodalumab in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis and Skin of Color: Results from the Pooled AMAGINE-2/-3 Randomized Trials.
    McMichael A, Desai SR, Qureshi A, Rastogi S, Alexis AF. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2019 Apr; 20(2):267-276.
  • Variant PADI3 in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia.
    Malki L, Sarig O, Romano MT, Méchin MC, Peled A, Pavlovsky M, Warshauer E, Samuelov L, Uwakwe L, Briskin V, Mohamad J, Gat A, Isakov O, Rabinowitz T, Shomron N, Adir N, Simon M, McMichael A, Dlova NC, Betz RC, Sprecher E. N. Engl. J. Med. 2019 02; 380(9):833-841.
  • Update in Herpes Zoster Prevention and the Role of Dermatologists.
    Feli KH, Ediale CE, McMichael AJ. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 01; 18(1):18-22.
  • Alopecia in Association with Malignancy: A Review.
    Suchonwanit P, McMichael AJ. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2018 Dec; 19(6):853-865.
  • A proposed mechanism for central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.
    Subash J, Alexander T, Beamer V, McMichael A. Exp. Dermatol. 2020 02; 29(2):190-195.
  • Alopecia areata is a medical disease.
    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, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2018 04; 78(4):832-834.
  • Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia and Concomitant Lichen Planus Pigmentosus: A Case Series of Seven African American Women.
    Uwakwe LN, Cardwell LA, Dothard EH, Baroudi BI, McMichael AJ. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018 Apr; 17(4):397-400.
  • Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation meeting, May 2016: Progress towards the diagnosis, treatment and cure of primary cicatricial alopecias.
    Sundberg JP, Hordinsky MK, Bergfeld W, Lenzy YM, McMichael AJ, Christiano AM, McGregor T, Stenn KS, Sivamani RK, Pratt CH, King LE. Exp. Dermatol. 2018 03; 27(3):302-310.

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."
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.

  • 8/17/2018

    I refer Dr. McMichael to other people since she has helped my hair growth.

  • 8/11/2018

    Dr.Mcmichael was wonderful!

  • 7/29/2018

    Have known Dr. McMichael for quite a long time, and have always found her to be a pleasure to care for me, and inform me if any changes in my skin, and follow up care, as needed.

  • 7/25/2018

    I will wait 5 years to see Dr. McMicheal! !! My appointments are Awesome, she listens and she is proactive!

  • 7/17/2018

    Overall, the care provider rates highly efficient in every respect based on my experience.

  • 7/7/2018

    She's very good..

  • 7/3/2018

    Dr. McMichael was very knowledgeable. She was able to show me things I had no idea about. She was showed kindness and compassion and also listened very well to make sure she understood everything that was going on with me. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease.

  • 6/26/2018

    I feel as though when I finally had time with thew provider it was rushed and I should have been given better instructions about the treatment plan. What was verbally told to me and what was put on the papers I received after the visit were somewhat different.

  • 6/18/2018

    I have full confidence in Dr. McMichael. She is knowledgeable and explains things in terms that I can understand.

  • 6/5/2018

    *Dr. McMichael is an extraordinary clinician & tremendous asset to Wake Forest Baptist Health.

  • 5/29/2018

    excellent care

  • 5/8/2018

    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.

  • 4/21/2018

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

  • 3/27/2018

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

  • 3/13/2018

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

  • 3/12/2018

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

  • 3/11/2018

    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.

  • 2/20/2018

    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.

  • 2/15/2018

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

  • 2/14/2018

    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.

  • 1/18/2018

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

  • 1/9/2018

    I just adore this doctor & staff.

  • 1/1/2018

    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.

  • 12/20/2017

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

  • 12/4/2017

    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.

  • 12/3/2017

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

  • 11/5/2017

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

  • 10/16/2017

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

  • 10/10/2017

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

  • 10/10/2017

    As answered, very good.

  • 9/27/2017

    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.

  • 9/26/2017

    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!


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