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Kenneth J. Washenik, MD, PhD, Los Angeles, CA

Ken Washenik, M.D., Ph.D., is Medical Director of Bosley and the Executive Vice President of Scientific and Medical Development of the Aderans Research Institute. The former Director of Dermatopharmacology at New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Washenik continues to serve as a clinical investigator and faculty member of the Department of Dermatology.

After earning his M.D. and Ph.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1990, Dr. Washenik completed his internship at the St. Joseph Hospital Department of Medicine in Houston, where he received the Outstanding Intern Award. He finished his residency training at the NYU Medical Center in 1994 followed by a fellowship in Dermatopharmacology in 1995.

Dr. Washenik began his career in the New York area, eventually accepting the position of Chief of Dermatology at Brooklyn Hospital Center. Later he was appointed as a Harris Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Dermatopharmacology Unit at NYU School of Medicine. He has been active in the training of Dermatology residents in the Hair Clinic at NYU School of Medicine, and maintained a clinical Dermatology practice at the NYU Medical Center before joining Bosley.

Dr. Washenik, a well known national and international lecturer, has presented many seminars on dermatopharmacology and dermatology-related issues. His Ph.D. is in Cell Biology and focused on hormone metabolism. He frequently lectures on the effects of hormones on the skin including their effects on hair loss and growth.

Dr. Washenik is the Secretary- Treasurer of the North American Hair Research Society and on the Board of Trustees of the Hair Foundation. He is a Director of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the Dermatological Society of Greater New York and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society.

Dr. Washenik has published numerous scientific and medical articles in peer review journals including Endocrinology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Washenik is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He works closely with Bosley's founder, L. Lee Bosley, M.D. and the other Bosley M.D.s to ensure medical and surgical excellence throughout the Bosley organization. Dr. Washenik is currently directing Bosley's hair-related research initiative, which focuses on all aspects of hair follicle growth and development, while emphasizing the tissue engineering aspects of hair follicle induction and neogenesis.