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Dr. Bernstein has a long affiliation with New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the teaching arm of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 survey of America’s best hospitals, New York-Presbyterian was rated #1 in New York and #6 overall in the country.

From a pool of almost 5,000 hospitals, New York-Presbyterian was ranked in the top 50 hospitals for an impressive 15 out of the 16 specialties evaluated by U.S. News, including top five rankings in six of the specialties. It also ranked among the best for 10 children’s specialties and received the highest rating possible for eight different procedures or conditions. U.S. News based the scores on factors such as patient outcomes and patient safety. This is the 16th consecutive year the hospital was rated #1 in New York.

Dr. Bernstein has been working at New York-Presbyterian since his first hospital appointment as a young physician fresh out of postdoctoral training in 1982. In 1990, he graduated to Associate Dermatologist after eight years as an Assistant Dermatologist at the prestigious hospital. In 1996, he was elevated to Assistant Attending for the hospital’s dermatology service. Four years later, in 2000, he was named Associate Attending of the dermatology service, and he has been serving the hospital in that capacity ever since. He has also lectured there on hair transplant surgery.

In 1982, Dr. Bernstein’s first academic appointment at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University was Assistant in Clinical Dermatology. After three years he was promoted to Instructor and then five years later to Associate in Clinical Dermatology. From 1995 to 2000 he acted as Assistant Clinical Professor, then from 2000 to 2007 Associate Clinical Professor. In 2007 he was promoted to Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University, and he has served in that capacity for the past nine years.

Read more about Dr. Bernstein’s hospital and academic appointments in his CV

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Losing one’s hair can be an uncomfortable topic of conversation for any adult, but, given the importance many women place on their appearance, hair loss in women is an especially taboo subject of conversation. Whether it is a bald patch, diffuse thinning, balding from a medical condition, or scarring from an accident, hair loss can be upsetting or even traumatic for many women.

The good news is that hair restoration pioneers like Dr. Bernstein are bringing the treatment of women’s hair loss out of the cosmetics bag and into the modern era of hair restoration. What a better way of squashing the taboo once and for all than for Dr. Bernstein to appear on national television and confront the issue head-on. Dr. Mehmet Oz invited Dr. Bernstein to appear on his show, the Dr. Oz Show, to discuss the causes and diagnosis of hair loss in women.

As seen in the image above, Dr. Bernstein used a densitometer to evaluate the hair loss of a female member of the audience. The device enables a physician to determine the amount of miniaturization, or genetic thinning, present in the patient’s scalp. Dr. Bernstein also commented on the treatment of hair loss with low level laser therapy (LaserComb).

Dr. Oz and Dr. Bernstein are colleagues at The New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University. They first appeared together on the Oprah Winfrey Show where Dr. Bernstein explained his new hair transplant techniques to Oprah.

See before and after hair transplant photos of some of our female patients.

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