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About

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Meena Singh, MD

Dr. Meena Singh is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She attended Harvard Medical School, trained at the Mayo Clinic, and completed a surgical fellowship in New York City. From there, she trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Upon completing a fellowship with the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery under world-renowned surgeon Dr. Marc Avram, Dr. Singh trained in all areas of hair transplantation techniques including: strip excision, manual/motorized/robotic follicular unit extraction, as well as transplanting into scarring alopecias.

 

Dr. Singh also specializes in medical treatments for hair loss of all cosmetic and medical types. She is passionate about treating skin of color. Dr. Singh has performed clinical trials in laser hair stimulation, as well as studies in hair transplantation for scarring and non-scarring forms of hair loss. She has performed investigative studies on skin cancer in transplant recipients, as well as tissue engineering. She has numerous publications in multiple peer-reviewed dermatology journals, book chapters, and has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Additionally, she is a reviewer for the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology and The Dermatologic Surgery Journal, and her blog articles have been published in online periodicals. Dr. Singh was also featured on the cover of New York Times.

 

Raised in Kansas City before leaving for school, she returned to the KC metro area with her three daughters to serve the needs of this community in her specialized issues of hair and skincare.

Accreditations

- Board-Certified Dermatologist

- Board-Certified Dermatologic Surgeon

- Mohs Micrographic Surgeon

Education

- Harvard Medical School

- Mayo Clinic

- Society for Hair Restoration Surgery

Honors

- 40 under 40 Nationwide Leaders in Health,  Awarded by National Minority Quality Forum and Congressional Black Caucus

- Best of Kansas City Hair Restoration

- Top Doctor, Kansas City Dermatology

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Publications

Books: 

“Biology of Hair”, Review of Dermatology, Meena K Singh and Ali Alikhan 2017

Hair Transplantation, Aesthetic Series, Marc Avram, Nicole Rogers, Meena K Singh, 2015

 

Co-editor

“Scarring Alopecia”, “Hair Transplantation in African Americans”,

“The Hair Transplant Consult”, “The Donor Region”,  “Medications Used in Hair Transplant” Meena K Singh, Hair Transplantation, Aesthetic Series, also book editor, 2105

 

 

“Special Considerations in Hair Transplantation”,  Meena K. Singh, MD and Marc R. Avram, Procedural Dermatology, McGraw-Hill, New York, New York. 2014

 

Journal Articles

 

“Where You Want to Be: The Meaning of Mentorship”, Meena Singh, MD, Forbes Magazine online, 2019

 

“Commentary on Optical Coherence Tomography for Planning of Follicular Unit Extraction”  Meena K. Singh, in publication in Dermatologic Surgery, 2015

 

Journal Articles: 

“Where You Want to Be: The Meaning of Mentorship”, Meena Singh, MD, Forbes Magazine online, 2019

 

“Commentary on Optical Coherence Tomography for Planning of Follicular Unit Extraction”  Meena K. Singh, in publication in Dermatologic Surgery, 2015

 

“Persistent Sexual Dysfunction and Depression in Finasteride Users for Male Pattern Hair Loss: A Serious Concern or Red Herring?” Meena K. Singh, MD and Marc R. Avram, MD, Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2014

 

“Commentary on Platelet-Rich Plasma for Androgenetic Alopecia: A Pilot Study”, Meena K. Singh, MD Dermatologic Surgery Sept. 2013

 

“Technical Considerations for Follicular Unit Extraction in African American Hair”, Meena K. Singh, MD and Marc R. Avram, MD, Dermatologic Surgery 2013

 

“Alopecia Universalis Induced by Herpes Zoster Infection,” Meena K. Singh, MD and Marc Avram, MD, Submitted for peer review

 

“Risk of post-transplant skin cancer in patients of color,” M.K. Singh, J. Brewer, Submitted to International Journal of Dermatology

 

"Current approaches to skin cancer management in organ transplant recipients."  M.K. Singh, J. Brewer, Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery March 2011

 

“Palisaded and Neutrophilic Granulomatous Dermatitis presenting as Figurate Erythema,” M.K. Singh, N. Comfere, New England Journal of Medicine, June 2012

 

“Mycosis Fungoides with Secondary Primary Cutaneous ALK-1+ ALCL”, M.K. Singh, N. Comfere, To be submitted 

 

“Silicone granulomas treated with TNF-alfa inhibitors,” M.K. Singh, M. Pittelkow, Submitted for review 

 

“Tinea imbricata caused by T. soudanense,” M.K. Singh, M. Pittelkow, Submitted for review

 

“Atypical pseudoverrucous nodules in a paraplegic woman,” M.K. Singh, M.D.P. Davis,  Accepted into Cutis 2012

 

“Melanoma Genetics and Therapeutic Approaches in the 21st Century: Moving from the Benchside to the Bedside,” T.L. Hocker, M.K. Singh, H. Tsao, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, May 2008

 

 “Genetics of Melanoma Predisposition,” J. Lin, M.K. Singh, T.L. Hocker, H. Tsao, British Journal of Dermatology, June 2008

 

“Genetics of Melanoma Tumorigenesis,” M.K. Singh, T.L. Hocker, H. Tsao, British Journal of Dermatology, November 2007

 

“Update on Melanoma Treatment,” T.L. Hocker, M.K. Singh, H. Tsao, US Dermatology Review, Volume II, 52-54, December 2006

 

USMLE Rx, Step 2 Qmax Question Bank from the Authors of First AID, Contributed as Author/Editor

 

“Persistent Non-Union of Maissoneuve Fracture Status Post ORIF,” M.K. Singh, G. Lieberman, web-based mini-seminar in Lieberman’s Learning Lab, http://radiology.bidmc.harvard.edu/learninglab, 9/2005

 

“ToF-SIMS Imaging of Micro Contact Printed Surfaces,”M.K. Singh, B. Wickes and D.G. Castner, Journal of Undergraduate Research in Engineering, 2, 100-106, 2002


“The Design and Use of Soybean Oil-Filled Breast Implants in Augmentation Mammioplasty,” M Singh, Illumin Engineering Journal, 6:ii, 2001