Spencer David Kobren is the Founder and President of the American Hair Loss Association, the nation’s foremost organization dedicated to educating the public, healthcare professionals, and the mainstream media about the emotionally devastating, and life altering disease of hair loss.
Mr. Kobren is considered the country’s most prominent and effective consumer/patient advocate. He’s the author of the ground breaking International Best Seller, The Bald Truth; The First Complete Guide to Preventing and Treating Hair Loss (Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster), which has become the most widely read consumer hair loss guide of all time. Published in five languages and sold in every English speaking country in the world,The Bald Truth has touched the lives of countless hair loss sufferers in search of real hope. His second book The Truth About Women’s Hair Loss; What Really Works for Treating and Preventing Thinning Hair (Contemporary Books/McGraw-Hill) has forever changed the way medicine and society looks at this neglected epidemic.
Referred to as the “Father” of consumer hair loss education, Mr. Kobren is a contributing editor for Consumer’s Digest Magazine and WebMD and is the Founder and Director of Consumer/Patient affairs of The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons. Mr. Kobren also holds a position on the scientific advisory board of biotech startup HairDx, providers of the first genetic test to determine the likelihood of developing male or female pattern hair loss.
Kobren’s uniquely powerful approach to the promotion of smart consumerism and patient education has earned him critical acclaim from media outlets around the globe and was a focus of the Discovery Channel documentary, “The Bald Truth”.
Kobren and his work have been featured in articles in many publications, including GQ, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Newsday, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and The Washington Post. Kobren has been interviewed by local and national affiliates of ABC News, NBC News, The Fox News Organization, CBS News and the CBC. He has also been interviewed for ABC News “20/20″ and “Good Morning America.” Mr. Kobren has had a chapter dedicated to his work in New York Post columnist Gersh Kuntzman’s Book, Hair! Mankind’s Historic Quest to End Baldness.
“Until the day comes when we can retire alopecia, due to the success of modern genetic medicine, Spencer David Kobren is our voice of truth in the madness of hair loss and the hair loss industry.” -Angela M. Christiano, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Dermatology and Genetics and Development, Columbia University