Category Archives: Commentary

Hair and scalp conditions- letter to the editor – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Hot off the press…or the internet:  Check out a letter to the editor I authored in response to a research paper on hair and scalp disorders in African American women and girls.  It’s in the January 2012 issue of the  Journal of the America Academy of Dermatology and I am honored: http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0190-9622/PIIS0190962211010115.pdf



MommyMD Guides- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Are you a new mother or do you know a new mother? Check out The MommyMD Guide to Your Baby’’s First Year. It is a wonderful collection of tips from mothers who are also doctors. Instead of advice from just one author, it provides tips from 70 doctors/mothers. Although my daughter is beyond her first..Read More »



Media week- Musings of a NYC Dermatologist

This is going to be a busy media week, so please pardon the brief blog post. Allow me to direct you, however, to our recent mention on the new beauty site TypeF: http://www.typef.com/article/skin-creams-african-american-females/



The vicious cycle of braids, hair weaves and hair loss – Musings of a NYC dermatologist

Hair weaves and braids, usually with extensions,  are popular hair styles especially among African American women.  Sometimes these styles are for fashion.  Other times they are to mask the problem of balding.  The real problem is that these styles can cause hair loss–permanent hair loss.  A study published in the April issue of the Archives of..Read More »



Revolutionary skin- Musings of a NYC dermatologist

What did Che Guevera and Dr. Betty Shabazz have in common? If you answered a respect for the importance of healthy, beautiful skin, then you are correct. In addition to their contributions to political history, Che Guevara, one of the architects of the Cuban revolution, and Dr. Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X and a major civil..Read More »