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September 16, 2021 26 min
Knowledge of alopecia areata a little spotty? We got you some coverage. This week, we’re joined by our hair expert, Dr. Paradi Mirmirani, as she runs through recent research and covers the fundamentals of treatment, monitoring, and risks to keep in mind. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. To learn more about alopecia areata treatment updates, attend Dr. Mirmirani's lecture at the 2021 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.   Paradi Mirmirani, MD 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, the local research chair, and the regional co-lead for dermatology research. Additionally, Dr. Mirmirani has faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco and Case Western Reserve University. As an active clinician, researcher, and teacher, she has over 50 peer review publications and regularly presents at national and international conferences on various hair topics. Notably, 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. Dr. Mirmirani has served on various society committees including the scientific advisory board of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, the clinical research advisory board for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, and the Board of Directors for the North American Hair Research Society.
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