I am a journalist and I just finished writing on an article for a women's magazine about female hair loss. I also recently began experiencing hair thinning and hair loss myself, so I know what many of you are going through and wanted to pass this along. I did extensive research and interviewed a number of dermatologists who specialize in women's hair loss. These physicians may not be as high profile as Dr. Vera Price but they are equally if not more accomplished and have impressive credentials. Hope this helps. Maria Hordinsky, MD Univ. of Minnesota Physicians 420 Delaware St SE # MMC98 Minneapolis, MN 612 625-1493 Dermatology, Transplant Surgery Head of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.Director of the Clinical Research Division in the Department of Dermatology. Her clinical interests focus on hair diseases such as alopecia areata. Her laboratory’s interests focus on questions related to cutaneous innervation and the effect of nerves and neuropeptides on the hair follicle. Dr. Hordinsky is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, editor of the on-line journal ehairnews, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Dermatology Society. She has published over 40 manuscripts, 20 book chapters, 70 abstracts, and is a co-editor for the new Hair and Nails book Amy J. McMichael, M.D. Wake Forest University School of Medicine Associate Professor; Dir. of Hair Disorders Clinic Department of Dermatology Phone: 336-716-2768 Medical Center Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27157 Clinical/Research Interests • Hair and scalp disease • Pigmentation disorders She said that women are very good candidates for hair transplants and have a very high success rate. Rita Pichardo, M.D. Wake Forest University School of Medicine Assistant Professor Department of Dermatology Phone: 336-716-2768 Medical Center Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27157 Wilma Bergfeld, M.D. Section Head, Dermatopathology (216) 444-5722 Cleveland Clinic Main Campus 9500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44195 Specialty Interests Dermatopathology, alopecia, pigmented lesions and melanoma, cosmetic dermatology, skin tumors, general dermatology. Past Head of the Section of Dermatopathology in the Department of Pathology and Staff Dermatologist and Past Head of the Section of Dermatological Research in the Department of Dermatology, at Cleveland Clinic. Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Dermatopathology Fellowship and Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Dr Bergfeld’s specialty interests include clinical dermatology, dermatopathology, hair disorders, androgen excess, photoaging and cosmetic dermatology. Received the Women's Dermatological Association Rose Hirschler Award honoring an outstanding physician who has contributed to medicine and dermatology while enhancing the role of women in the Dermatology. Received the American Academy of Dermatology's prestigious Marion B. Sulzberger Award The American Society Dermatopathology in 2007 awarded her the prestige’s “Founders Award” and she was elected 2009 President of the American Society of Dermatopathology. George Cotsarelis, M.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Penn’s - one of the top Dermatology departments in the US) 422 Curie Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19104 610-902-2400 (Patient Appointments) Clinical Specialties: Hair and Scalp disorders Research Area of Interest: Epithelial Stem Cells Hair Follicle Biology Cutaneous Gene Therapy Epithelial Carcinogenesis Dr. Anthony Oro Dermatology Clinic - Stanford University 900 Blake Wilbur Dr W0001 MC 5334 Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-6316 Dr. Janet Hickman Dermatology Consultants in Lynchburg, Virginia. 1330 Oak Lane Suite 101 Lynchburg, VA 24503 (434) 847-6132 Jerry Shapiro M.D.,C.M. Department of Dermatology Member of NYU Dermatologic Associates TWR 7 7R 530 First Avenue New York NY 10016 212-263-5889 Jerry.Shapiro@nyumc.org Medical Interests Diseases of the hair and scalp. Androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, therapeutics for hair diseases, hair biology.