Dr. Steven R. Feldman is Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, Social Sciences & Health
Policy, and Molecular Medicine & Translational Science at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
He attended the University of Chicago where he studied chemistry, physics, mathematics, and
economics and worked in chemistry, physics, immunology, and molecular biology laboratories.
He received MD and PhD degrees from Duke University; his PhD studies focused on the
biochemistry of a blood protease inhibitor. He completed dermatology training at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and dermatopathology training at the Medical
University of South Carolina. He leads the Center for Dermatology Research, a health services
research center whose mission is to improve the care of patients with skin disease. Dr.
Feldman’s chief clinical interest is psoriasis, a chronic, physically & psychosocially disabling
condition. His passion is to help guide how patients with psoriasis are treated. He serves on
the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation and directed psoriasis education
programs for the American Academy of Dermatology. Expertscape.com ranks Feldman among
the top experts in the world on psoriasis, acne, dermatology, and treatment adherence.
Feldman’s research efforts specialize in addressing practical issues that affect the care of
patients. Beginning in the 1990’s, his team studied the care of patients with skin disease and
the benefits of seeing a dermatologist. In collaboration with other researchers, Feldman has
done groundbreaking work on addiction to tanning beds, patients’ adherence to their
medication treatment regimens, and patients’ satisfaction with their medical care. He
collaborates with Sensal Health on the development of new technology to measure how well
patients use recommended treatments. He has given more than 700 invited lectures to
dermatology groups and organizations around the world including the Pan Arab Dermatology
Meeting held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Iranian Dermatology Society meeting in Tehran, Iran,
and the Pan Asian Dermatology Meeting held in Seoul, Korea. Feldman’s experiences in
medicine have led him to try to see how others perceive things, leading to his book
Compartments and his recent novella Bent Toward Justice. His research has been published in
over 1,000 peer reviewed, Medline-referenced articles. Feldman also serves as the editor of the
Journal of Dermatological Treatment and the Journal of Dermatology and Dermatological
Surgery and as chief medical editor of The Dermatologist.