World Trichology Society Conference New York 2017: Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Yolanda Lenzy, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist & Hair Loss Expert
Associate clinical professor at the University of Connecticut
Speaking topics:
"Cicatricial Alopecia in General" and
"Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)"

Dr. Yolanda Lenzy is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic skin and hair care for adults and children.  Her research and clinical practice focuses on hair and scalp disorders and skin disease in skin of color. She has authored numerous publications for academic journals, book chapters and nationally distributed patient education materials.  She has presented her research to the World Congress of Dermatology in Cairns, Australia and Edinburgh, Scotland, the National Medical Association and the Skin of Color Society.  Dr Lenzy is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, North American Hair Research Society, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatological Society, the Skin of Color Society, the National Medical Association’s Dermatology Section and the American Telemedicine Association.


Dr. Jerry Shapiro, MD
Professor of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine.
Speaking topics:
"Female Pattern Hair Loss" and
"Alopecia Areata"

Dr. Shapiro is one of the most experienced hair dermatologists in the world and has specialized in hair disorders for the past 25 years. Professor Shapiro's three main professional goals have always been, since the start of his career, patient care, research and education. Dr. Shapiro is the founder of the first comprehensive integrated medical and surgical hair clinic in the world. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers including a review in the New England Journal of Medicine, 30 book chapters, and three books. He has lectured internationally on hair-related topics on 250 occasions on 6 continents. Patients with scalp disorders come from all continents to consult with him in New York City.

Dr. Alan Bauman, MD.
Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
Speaking topic:
"Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments"

Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is the founder and chief medical officer of Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Treatment Center in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Bauman has been a full-time hair transplant surgeon since 1997. Dr. Bauman is one of approximately 100 physicians worldwide to achieve board certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). He is a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), an accepted member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS), recommended by the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA), a member of the Pantene Hair Research Institute and an active lecturer and physician faculty member for numerous medical organizations.

Dr. Nicholas T. Karanikolas, MD

Director of Urology Oncology Staten Island University Hospital

Speaking topic:

"The effects of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors on the hair cycle
 and their potential side-effects"

Dr. Nicholas Karanikolas joined the Staten Island University Hospital staff in May of 2007. Board certified, he is the director of Urologic Oncology at the Nalitt Cancer Center and Director of Robotic Surgery. He is an Attending Surgeon at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital and Assistant Professor in Urology in SUNY Downstate. Dr. Karanikolas completed two years of surgical training followed by four years of Urologic Surgical training at SUNY Downstate. Upon completing his residency he commenced a two-and-a-half year fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has co-authored several articles and textbook chapters and presented his work at many national and international meetings. He has diverse interests including bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancer.

 

Dr. Cap Lesesne, MD
Senior Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery 
Speaking topic:
"Chemotherapy and its effects on the hair cycle"

 

With over 30 years experience, Dr. Cap Lesesne is the only American trained plastic surgeon licensed to practice in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He Specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body and is board certified through the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgery) and ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and the GMC (General Medical Council) United Kingdom. He operates out of his Park Avenue surgical facility in New York City and is affiliated with Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in New York, NY; and Kingston Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Dr. David Kingsley, PhD, WTS
Certified Trichologist & President of the World Trichology Society
Speaking topic:
"The Latest Research Important for the Trichologist"

As a board certified trichologist, Dr. David Kingsley, PhD has been dedicated to the study of the hair and scalp for over 30 years. Dr. Kingsley is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the science and practice of hair loss prevention and has successfully treated thousands of patients throughout his career. Dr. Kingsley is an adjunct member of the American Academy of Dermatologist. He is the only trichologist in the world to have been granted membership to this prestigious organization. Dr. Kingsley is the only trichologist in North America with a PhD in hair loss research. He attained his PhD through the University of Portsmouth (U.K.). Dr. Kingsley is the President of the World Trichology Society, and is also a member of the North American Hair Research Society, American Hair Loss Council, and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

General Hair & Hair-Loss Presentations

Brittany Kay Angerhause

Member of New York NAAF Chapter
Speaking topic:

"How I live with Alopecia Areata"

I have had Alopecia Areata for the last 15 years. My Alopecia started when I was 10 years old, with one dime size patch. By the time I was 13, my hair loss had become so extreme, I was forced to wear a hairpiece. Going to school with Alopecia wasn't easy. Alopecia made me so depressed. When I was 16, I shared my story on the Tyra Banks show, and I attended my first National Alopecia Areata Foundation Conference which helped me to accept my Alopecia Areata. I attend the NAAF conference every year now, and I volunteer my time to help others with Alopecia.

Danielle Buthorn-O'Neill, MS
Forensic Scientist US Treasury
Speaking topic:
"The Importance of Hair Collection at Crime Scenes and how its changed since the discovery of DNA analysis"

I graduated from John Jay College and majored in Forensic Science with a Toxicology focus and began working at the NYPD laboratory in Drug Analysis. I went to Pace University and got my MS in Forensic Science learning all aspects of Forensics from DNA to Hair and Fiber analysis. I've also worked in the Criminalistics section of the NYPD laboratory and the Nassau County ME office. I learned how to compare and identify fingerprints and roll deceased fingerprint to identify John/Jane Doe(s). Now I work at TIGTA processing cases and comparing prints in fraud cases & threat cases etc. in the DC/MD area. 


Ioan Mares, WTS
Certified Trichologist & Hair Replacement Specialist
Speaking topic:
"Hair Replacement as a treatment for hair loss"

Ioan Mares is a certified trichologist through the World Trichology Society, New York. 
Currently living in Dublin, Ireland, he is the co-founder of Premier Hair Restoration Clinic, a hair loss treatment and prevention centre. 
He firmly believes in taking a holistic viewpoint when it comes to recommending treatments and procedures, an approach deeply valued within the World Trichology Society. 
Hair replacement is one of the many options a Trichologist can provide to his patients and he will explain the benefits and the importance of being able to provide this procedure for hair loss." 


Dr. Omar Milhem, PhD
Director of Clinical Pharmacology at the Pharma Medical Group
Speaking topic:
"How Proteoglycans Can Help the Hair's Anagen Stage"

A qualified PhD Pharmacist with experience in research based pharmaceutical sciences, product development, project evaluation and pharmacology. This includes, among others, a position as a solid form foundation scientist at GlaxoSmithKlein.

Self Improvement & Managing Your Business

Zakiya Mills-Francois, Bsc., WTS
Certified Trichologist and Image Specialist

Speaking topic:
"Building your Personal Brand"

Zakiya Mills-Francois is a multi-talented, soul-driven entrepreneur, recognized as being insightful and ahead of the curve. At just 36 years of age, Zakiya has already emerged as the powerhouse behind several successful brands and approaches life with a sense of purpose, hope, optimism and future-mindedness. She currently spends most of her business time coaching and consulting entrepreneurs, so they too can build their own successful and sustainable businesses.
Zakiya is the owner of ZM Group of Companies which consists of: ZM Image Consultants, T&T Na-tu-rals Natural Hair Salon and Hair Loss Treatment Centre, G. Cole Fashions, ZM Marketing & Communications, Ultimate Success Coaching Services, Destined to Shine Academy, Caribbean Natural Hair Academy, ZM Event Management Services
She will show you how to build your business by building your personal brand.


Susan Wilcox

President of e-Dynamic Marketing
Speaking topic:
"Digital marketing trends to help build your business"

Susan Wilcox helps business owners take full advantage of social media, email marketing and online promotions to generate sales and grow their business. She is a motivating speaker who doesn’t just speak to her audience she engages with them to create a dynamic, interactive presentation. Digital marketing is changing thanks to widespread ownership of smartphones, ever-increasing data and video streaming, combined with a cultural desire for digestible and personalized content. Do you know which trends will impact YOUR organization? You’re about to find out…


Ms. Martina Candido


Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories
Speaking topic:
"Products to help your business"

Debbie Gordon, WTS
Speaking topic:
"Trichology-Specific products and treatments to help build your business"

 Debbie Gordon is the Senior Trichologist in British Science Corporation's centers.Trained by Dr. Kingsley, Ms. Gordon is Certified through the World Trichology Society. She is a board member and a professor of the Society, a member of the American Hair Loss Council and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Originally educated as a Cosmetologist, Ms. Gordon has over 15 years experience in advising people suffering from hair loss and scalp problems. Her passion for helping her clients led her to pursue her successful career in Trichology.


Speaking topic:
"The Science of Laser Therapy"

Randy Veliky is the Chief Operations and Chief Science Officer for HairMax Laser Therapy Devices. HairMax was the first device to be Clinically Proven and FDA Cleared as a medical device to treat male and female hereditary hair loss. In addition to managing the HairMax product development, Randy was also the Clinical Research Director, overseeing seven clinical studies that supported the FDA Clearances of this technology. Randy has hands on experience developing sales and marketing strategies to assist Trichologists with the introduction of Laser Hair Growth Therapy into their practices.