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Welcome to the website for the laboratory of Dr. Maryanne Makredes Senna at the Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our unit conducts clinical research related to hair loss including research on the causes, prevention, evaluation and management of diseases that affect hair, both in adolescents and adults.We also invite collaborators from industry, research and academia interested in hair loss diseases to get in touch by emailing HAIR@partners.org.
Meet Our Team
Maryanne M. Senna, MDPrincipal InvestigatorDr. Senna, co-director of the Hair Loss Clinic is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss. In addition to treating patients for hair loss: she is developing a specialized Alopecia Research Unit to identify new treatment methods. Diagnosed herself with alopecia in the past, Dr. Senna has personal insight and empathy for her patients.
Mariko Yasuda, MD InvestigatorDr. Yasuda, co-director of the Hair Loss Clinic is a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss. In addition to her clinical skills, Dr. Yasuda has additional expertise in interpreting scalp biopsy specimens in patients who have alopecia.
Lynn A. Drake, MD InvestigatorDr. Drake is a world-renown expert and lecturer on hair loss who provides additional consultations.
Jean-Phillip Okhovat, MD, MPHAlopecia Clinical and Research FellowDr. Okhovat is a clinical and research fellow dedicated to studying hair loss disorders. In addition to helping to diagnose and treat patients, he is actively engaged in conducting epidemiological research to better understand and treat hair loss disorders and develop new therapies.
Dina HagigeorgesClinical Research Coordinator As a coordinator in the H. A. I. R Unit, Dina is passionate about bringing quality care to patients with hair disorders. She is also a coordinator for the Scalp Cooling Project at Mass General (MGH), a joint venture between the MGH Hair Loss Clinic and MGH Breast Oncology Department.
Athena Manatis-Lornell Clinical Research CoordinatorAthena Manatis-Lornell is the coordinator for the H.A.I.R. Unit. With a background in project management and an interest in clinical research, Athena is responsible for organizing the set up of studies and aiding in their implementation.
Dustin H. Marks, BSAlopecia Graduate Assistant (Medical Student) Currently on a research gap year from medical school, Dustin is truly thrilled to be part of the H.A.I.R team at MGH. With a passion for both public health and dermatology, he is particularly interested in investigating the impact of race, gender, and socioeconomic status on the development, manifestation, and treatment of dermatologic and hair disorders.
Research Presented at Professional Meetings
Hagigeorges D, Penzi LR, Manatis-Lornell AJ, Yasuda MR, Senna MM. The Prevalence of Misdiagnosis of Scarring Alopecia from A Facebook Scarring Alopecia Support Group Member Survey. The American Hair Research Society Summit Meeting, Orlando, FL. May 14-16, 2018.
H.A.I.R. Hair Academic Research UnitMaryanne M. Senna, MDPrinciple InvestigatorPlease email us HAIR@partners.org for more information on potential projects or with any questions. We also invite you to visit the Massachusetts General Hospital Hair Loss Clinic website.
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