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Hair Loss in Skin of Color



Faculty: Ginette Okoye, MD – Fulton, MD

  • Professor of Dermatology and Chair, Department of Dermatology, Howard University College of Medicine
  • Medical Degree, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency training at Yale University


When Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) revealed her diagnosis of alopecia areata, it shined a spotlight on the condition, especially for patients with skin of color.  Dr. Okoye discusses the approach to evaluate hair loss in the skin of color patient including the recognition of common forms of hair loss, appropriate biopsy techniques for diagnostic accuracy and the management of these particular patients.


Posted March 4, 2020