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Master Clinician: Alopecia in Women: The Endocrinologist's Approach

June 18, 2021

Session Date and Time:

Friday, September 10
2:15–3:00 PM EDT

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of common causes of alopecia in women.
  2. Diagnose female pattern hair loss.
  3. Recognize the clinical features and diagnostic approach to scarring and non-scarring hair loss.
  4. Identify the diagnostic evaluation for endocrinopathies in women who have alopecia.
  5. Discuss the treatment options for common causes of alopecia in women.

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Faculty Information

Andrea Kalus, MDDr. Kalus co-directs the Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic at the UW Roosevelt Clinic. Her clinical practice focuses on autoimmune diseases, complex medical dermatology and phototherapy.

Dr. Kalus earned her M.D. at the University of Washington. She completed residency training in both internal medicine and dermatology. Dr. Kalus partners with multidisciplinary research teams to study lupus, dermatomyositis and skin manifestations of systemic disease.

Kathryn A. Martin, MDDr. Martin is a faculty member and practicing clinician in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an active teaching role, including the training and supervision of junior faculty members and endocrine fellows. Her research interests have been in the area of female reproduction, in particular, the pathophysiology and management of isolated GnRH deficiency and functional hypothalamic amenorrhea. She has written and lectured extensively on the evaluation and management of menopausal women.

Dr. Martin has had a number of leadership roles in the Endocrine Society; she has been Chair of several committees, including the Nominating Committee and the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Martin is also the Senior Deputy Editor for Endocrinology and Patient Education, as well as a member of the GRADE/EBM group at UpToDate, an online clinical reference for physicians. She is currently serving on the Endocrine Board Review Faculty Group.

Margaret E. Wierman, MDDr. Wierman is a Professor of Medicine, Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She directs the Pituitary and Adrenal Tumor Program. Dr. Wierman is a translational physician scientist whose research interest has been in reproductive endocrinology and sex hormone action, and more recently in the molecular mechanisms of pituitary tumors and adrenal cancer.

She has led many committees in the Endocrine Society and is Past Clinical Scientist Vice President. She directs the Program to Advance Gender Equity in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Wierman has a long track record in mentoring and pipeline development of academic researchers. She received the Women in Endocrinology Mentor Award and the Endocrine Society Laureate Mentor Award from the Endocrine Society. Dr. Wierman is currently the Chair of the International Society of Endocrinology.


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