This course is aimed at clinicians who seek to improve their skills in managing women with hair loss. An overall framework and approach for evaluating hair loss in an efficient yet comprehensive manner will be reviewed. Specifically, the identification of hair curl types and how this impacts the global appearance and scalp coverage in women will be discussed. The session will then delve deeper into the management of female pattern hair loss and traction alopecia. Using examples from actual referrals, a case-based format will highlight some of the common challenges that come up in the diagnosis, therapy, and management of women hair loss in the clinic. Additionally, the course will address the important role of shared decision making, counseling, and patient education for optimizing outcomes and hair health.
Dr. Paradi Mirmirani completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Dermatology and a clinical hair research fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. She is practicing at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, California where she serves as the assistant chief of dermatology, the regional director for hair disorders and the local research chair. In addition to having faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco and Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Mirmirani has over 50 peer review publications and regularly lectures at national and international conferences on various hair disorders topics. Dr. Mirmirani co-authored “Cicatricial Alopecia: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management”, the first book dedicated to the topic. Her awards include the UCSF Outstanding Clinical Teacher, and the San Francisco Dermatologic Society’s Key Dermatology Leader for hair. Along with her clinical and research activities, she serves on the scientific advisory board of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, is on the clinical research advisory board for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the North American Hair Research Society