Amy McMichael, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency training at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
Dr. McMichael is currently a professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. Her clinical and research interests include hair and scalp disorders and skin of color. She is the immediate past president of the Skin of Color Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a past chair of the National Medical Association Dermatology Section. She has served as the vice president of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and secretary/treasurer of the North American Alopecia Research Society. She serves on the editorial boards of JAMA Derm, Cosmetic Dermatology, and The Dermatologist, and is the author of numerous journal articles and chapters.
Maria Hordinsky, MD, received her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency training at the University of Minnesota followed by research fellowships supported by the Dermatology Foundation and a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Health.
Dr. Hordinsky is currently a professor and the chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her clinical and research interests include hair and scalp diseases and neurodermatology. She is the current president of the North American Hair Research Society, immediate past chair of the Clinical Research Advisory Council of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, and a past president of the Association of Professors of Dermatology. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation and is the section editor on Hair Diseases for UpToDate, an evidence-based clinical decision support system. She is the author of numerous journal articles and chapters and regularly lectures and teaches on hair diseases.