Vol. 8 – Hair Loss Genetics News, NY Mag “Best Doctors,” Accreditation, Open Houses
June 15, 2010
What’s New in Hair Loss Genetics
Dr. Angela Christiano of Columbia University in New York and a team of scientific researchers, have identified a new gene involved in hair growth, APCDD1 located in chromosome 18. This chromosome has been linked to other causes of hair loss as well as hereditary hypotrichosis simplex.
According to Dr. Christiano, “The identification of this gene underlying hereditary hypotrichosis simplex has afforded us an opportunity to gain insight into the process of hair follicle miniaturization, which is most commonly observed in male pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia.”
Although this recently discovered gene does not explain the complex process of male pattern baldness, the importance of this discovery lies in the Wnt signaling that the gene directs, has now been shown to control hair growth in humans, as well as in mice. Their discovery may affect the direction of future research for hair loss and the diagnosis and ultimate prevention of male pattern baldness.
NY Magazine Selects Dr. Bernstein As Top Doctor for Eleventh Year
Dr. Bernstein has been selected one of New York Magazine’s 2010 “Best Doctors.” It is the eleventh consecutive year he has received this recognition. On receiving word of being included, Dr. Bernstein said, “It is a privilege to be involved in the care of treating patients struggling with hair loss and an honor to be recognized by my peers for contributions that I have made to the rapidly evolving field of surgical hair restoration.”
The list of physicians in the Best Doctors issue is based on an annual peer-review survey conducted by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a research company that publishes Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. Each year, medical industry professionals are asked to nominate their choice of best doctors in a particular field and to take into account not only professional qualifications and reputation, but also skill in diagnosing and treating patients. Dr. Bernstein is the only hair transplant physician included among the top doctors for eleven consecutive years.
Bernstein Medical Receives Extended NYS Accreditation
Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration has been granted a three year New York State Accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation signifies that Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration has passed rigorous standards in quality improvement, record keeping, patient and staff safety and security.
Upcoming Hair Loss Open House Events
Attend a Bernstein Medical Open House to observe a hair transplant procedure in progress and meet patients of ours whose hair restoration procedures have been completed.
Women’s Hair Loss
Monday, September 27th
4 – 6pm
Men’s Hair Loss
Wednesday, October 13th
4 – 6pm