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Alopecia Areata: The shame and embarrassment of this disease devastates the lives of too many women and girls when treatments do not work. Since 2007 Bald Girls Do Lunch has connected with over 3,000 to restore self-confidence and conquer isolation. With requests for meet-ups in every state and beyond the USA, Bald Girls is answering the plea for women to find others for community and support. From intimate groups to style workshops to restoring her looks, BGDL puts women on the track to normalcy and living well with this disease. Learn more...

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Our Medical Advisor

Meet Our Medical Advisor

Bald Girls Do Lunch is delighted to introduce you to Dr. Mark Lebwohl, our new Medical Advisor. He is currently professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, the author of the nation’s leading book on dermatologic therapy (Treatment of Skin Disease) and a practicing dermatologist since 1983.

Mark Lebwohl

In his role with Bald Girls Do Lunch, Dr. Lebwohl is providing expertise on all medical issues related to alopecia areata. He advises our team on new research as it’s developed, offers guidance on editorial materials and answers medical questions from our team. He is a highly respected physician who is known worldwide, and a thoughtful, forthright individual. We are extremely fortunate to have him on board.

Dr. Lebwohl graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College in 1974 and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1978. He completed residencies in internal medicine and dermatology, both at Mount Sinai. He has served as president of the New York Dermatological Society, Manhattan Dermatologic Society, New York State Society of Dermatology and as chairman of the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine.

He is also the chairman of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, the founding editor of Psoriasis Forum and the medical editor of the bulletin of the National Psoriasis Foundation (Psoriasis Advance) as well as author or co-author of more than 400 publications including articles, chapters and abstracts. Dr. Lebwohl has written the first atlas devoted entirely to cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease.

Dr. Lebwohl is especially well versed in dermatological diseases related to the autoimmune system and is actively involved in clinical trials of many new dermatologic treatments.

Next month we’ll introduce you to our new Psychological Advisor, Dr. Lila Swell.

“Your identity and your success go hand in hand. Many people sacrifice their identities by not doing what they really want to do. And that’s why they’re not successful.” ~ Dr. Lila Swell