About Dr. Reed



Women's Hair loss:

The Hidden Epidemic

An expert physician’s strategic guide for women who suffer from (or live in fear of) losing their hair.

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Dr. Michael Lorin Reed is a board certified Manhattan-based dermatologist in private practice since 1978. His professional expertise is in general dermatology with a subspecialty in the medical and surgical treatment of hair and scalp disorders. He has served on the faculty of New York University for 25 years as a Professor of Clinical Dermatology where he has directed the NYU hair loss clinic and the NYU hair transplant clinic. He has lectured and published extensively on the subject of skin and hair disorders. His most recent publication is the chapter “Hair Transplantation” in Grabb and Smith's Plastic Surgery Textbook (2007).

Dr. Reed graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science from Pennsylvania State University, where he was fifth in a class of 6000 and first in Science. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society. In 1978 he became a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology and belongs to numerous medical and surgical societies including the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, and the American Society for Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr. Reed is a renowned expert in the treatment of hair loss disorders in women. He has been featured on The View, MSNBC, and ABC News Tonight. His philosophy is that every patient is unique, and thus deserves special attention to their individual need. In the end, it is about treating the patient, not just the problem.

Dr. Reed lives in both Manhattan and New Hope, Pennsylvania, and practices in Manhattan with his wife, Margaret. They have one son and one daughter. He enjoys cooking, gardening and reading theology and philosophy books. He is an avid exerciser and an advocate for the humane treatment of animals. He is the proud owner of an albino Doberman rescue named Winston Blue.