September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month! Anyone can be a superhero for alopecia—so put your cape on and do something about alopecia!


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Alopecia areata treatment updates and lessons learned from recent clinical trials

Virtual Event

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | 4:00 PM, PDT

Speaker: Brett King, MD, PhD 

With a second FDA-approved treatment announced in 2023, there is new information to share on treatments for alopecia areata, how they work, and what we’ve learned about the disease from clinical trials. Join Dr. Brett King as he discusses these topics and answers your questions. 

Dr. King specializes in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases. He pioneered the use of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors in dermatology, and his work revealed the utility of this class of medicines for the treatment of alopecia areata (AA) in addition to other conditions. In 2022, Dr. King was named a Patient Care Hero by the American Academy of Dermatology for his work. He has been the lead investigator on multiple clinical trials for JAK inhibitors in alopecia areata to test their effectiveness. 

Dr. King received his B.A. at the University of California at Santa Cruz, his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and dermatology residency at Yale University School of Medicine.