Meet the Expert Panel

Doctors, pharmacists, aesthetic professionals and healthcare professionals are all confronted with hair loss and hair growth issues on a daily basis.

Meet a selection of the World Hair Council Expert Panel – a group of leading professionals who are experts in their respective fields.

Dr Jan Wadstein Founder - Global
Dr Jan Wadstein
Dr Jan Wadstein Founder - Global
With a career spanning over 40 years and 100+ publications, Dr Wadstein is a respected researcher and professor in the field of medicine. He has been a Director at Bayer, among others, and worked as a Medical Officer for Boots UK.

Dr Wadstein has held many leading professorships throughout his career, as well as several honorary professorships globally. Dr Wadstein is also known for his research within hair growth disorders and their treatment over two decades, having published several papers in leading, peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Erling Thom Founder - Global
Dr Erling Thom
Dr Erling Thom Founder - Global
With over 30 years of expertise in clinical trial management, Dr Thom is an independent researcher with extensive experience in the areas of Cardiology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Dermatology, Nutrition and several Pharmacokinetic studies.

Dr Thom has been a Director at Ciba-Geigy, as well as a Director for many years at Parexel with over 15,000 employees operating in 50+ countries – one of the world’s largest comprehensive drug development and contract research organisations. Dr Thom is known for his research within hair growth disorders and their treatment over two decades, having published several papers in leading, peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Aida Gadzhigoroeva Expert - Russia
Dr Aida Gadzhigoroeva
Dr Aida Gadzhigoroeva Expert - Russia
Dr Aida Gadzhigoroeva is one of the leading Dermatologists and Trichologists in Russia and President of the Professional Association of Trichologists.

Having been a qualified physician (MD) and prominent researcher (PhD) for a significant number of years, she has over one hundred published articles which also includes the national monograph for trichology treatment in Russia; The Clinical Trichology Monography. Furthermore in her active role as the Chief Scientific Researcher of Scientific Practical Centre of Dermatolovenereology and Cosmetology of the Moscow City Health Department and the Chief of the Clinic Institute of Beautiful Hair, Dr Aida Gadzhigoroeva has devoted her research focus to the pathogenesis and changes in the homeostasis of alopecia areata, as well its treatment. Currently she has also dedicated a proportion of her clinical research in the field of androgenetic alopecia treatment and hair growth improvement.

Dr Francisco Le Voci Expert - Brazil
Dr Francisco Le Voci
Dr Francisco Le Voci Expert - Brazil
With more than 15 years of clinical practice as a dermatologist at the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo and more than 16 years as coordinator at the Hair Ambulatory from the Dermatology Service at the ABC-SP Medical School, focusing hair loss treatment (clinical and surgical), Dr Francisco Le Voci is one the major referees on hair at the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD).

With a Master in Dermatology from the University of São Paulo Medical School and as a specialist at the SBD, he is also an active member of the Brazilian Dermatology Surgery Society, member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and Vice-President at the Brazilian Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (2015-2016).

Dr Anwar Al Hammadi, MD, FRCPC, FAAD Expert - United Arab Emirates - GCC
Dr Anwar Al Hammadi, MD, FRCPC, FAAD
Dr Anwar Al Hammadi, MD, FRCPC, FAAD Expert - United Arab Emirates - GCC
As one of the UAE's and wider GCC’s most eminent research dermatologists, Dr Al Hammadi is the current President of the Emirates Dermatology Society and Consultant & Head of Dermatology at the Rashid Hospital in Dubai.

With over 30 research publications and medical book chapters published in the field of dermatology, Dr Al Hammadi is an active Associate Professor across several UAE universities. In his early medical career he completed a Fellowship and Thesis on “Psoriatic arthritis” from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA, obtained a Teaching Award (first time to be given to a fellow), as well as numerous awards thereafter such as Sheikh Rashid Award for Scientific Distinction, Dubai, UAE and American Academy of Dermatology Bronze Award for Volunteerism, San Antonio, USA. Following his fellowship, Dr Al Hammadi completed a resident role at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, where he still remains a reviewer for Canadian Family Physician Journal – Dermatology section, and was a contributor to “Stiefel” Dermatology Board Review 2007 edition and 2008 edition.

Dr Rogério Nabor Kondo Expert - Brazil
Dr Rogério Nabor Kondo
Dr Rogério Nabor Kondo Expert - Brazil
One of the leading Dermatologists in Brazil and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the State University of Londrina, Dr Rogério Nabor Kondo brings 20 years of medical knowledge and 15 years of dermatology expertise to the expert panel.

An effective member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology in Paraná, his detailed work has put him as well renowned dermatological surgeon; the core of his expertise. Dr Rogério is currently pushing into new areas of hair loss research and is in the process of conducting a prospective clinical study on the use of nutricosmetics in patients with hair loss as the outpatient clinic of Hospital de Clínicas, at the State University of Londrina.

Dr Marcela Mattos Simões Expert - Brazil
Dr Marcela Mattos Simões
Dr Marcela Mattos Simões Expert - Brazil
A multi-disciplined researcher and practitioner, Dr Marcela Mattos Simões is a progressive and specialised Dermatologist and Trichologist in Brazil.

With 12 years of clinical practice and 7 years as a Dermatologist, Dr Marcela Mattos Simões has gone on to have some unique specialisations and honours in recent years including a Scholarship awarded by the American Academy of Dermatology in 2012, Laser & Cosmiatry by Harvard university in 2014, Fellowship in Trichology by Miami University in 2015. She acquired a Masters in Dermatology by the Minas Gerais Medical Sciences College in 2018, received the title of Specialist in Dermatology by the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD) and was Head of the Psoriasis Ambulatory of the IPSEMG between 2015 and 2016. An active researcher and publisher of dermatology chapters in books and scientific articles in the areas of hair loss research and treatments. Her clinical strengths include digital assessment with diagnosis & treatment of hair and nail diseases, skin diseases treatment, dermatological surgery, cosmiatry and capillary procedures.

Dr Norma Gabriela Campos Cornejo Expert - Mexico - Jalisco
Dr Norma Gabriela Campos Cornejo
Dr Norma Gabriela Campos Cornejo Expert - Mexico - Jalisco
Dr Norma Gabriela Campos Cornejo has a speciality in dermatology and more than 25 years of experience in her field. She is among others an expert in hair and scalp treatments (trichology), in aesthetic dermatology, carboxytherapy and facial rejuvenation. Her focus is on cutting-edge products and procedures, without neglecting a holistic approach that integrates health, psychological well-being, and aesthetics.

Dr Campos graduated at the University of Guadalajara as a surgeon and was later trained as a dermatologist at the prestigious Dermatological Institute “Dr José Barba Rubio” from Jalisco. She has been a speaker at various national and international conferences.

Thanks to this, Dr Campos Cornejo is recognized as one of the foremost specialists in dermatology in Guadalajara, Jalisco. It is also worth mentioning that she was a founding member of the Jalisco College of Dermatology.

Dr Nelly Alejandra Espinoza González Expert - Mexico - Nuevo León
Dr Nelly Alejandra Espinoza González
Dr Nelly Alejandra Espinoza González Expert - Mexico - Nuevo León
Dr Nelly Espinoza graduated from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) as a surgeon and midwife. Later in the same institution she completed a specialty in dermatology and a doctorate in medicine. She also has a Master's Degree in Trichology and Transplantation from the University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain.

Her extensive experience of more than 15 years has allowed her to be part of various prestigious institutions such as the SNTE Medical Specialties Center and the Monterrey Dermatology Center, places where she is currently attending patients. She is among others an expert in hair disorders, clinical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and facial rejuvenation.

Dr Nelly Espinoza is a professor of dermatology at the University of Monterrey (UDEM). She has been participant, speaker and organizer of various courses and congresses at national and international level, as well as the author and co-author of multiple scientific articles. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Mexican Academy of Dermatology, among others, and is a member of the board of directors of the Mexican Society of Trichology.

Dr Zaira Paulina García Jiménez Expert - Mexico - Mexico City
Dr Zaira Paulina García Jiménez
Dr Zaira Paulina García Jiménez Expert - Mexico - Mexico City
Dr Zaira García Jiménez is a general practitioner and surgeon graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) medical school and has attended the José María Rodríguez de Morelos General Hospital and the Gustavo Baz Prada Hospital in Mexico City. She is an expert in hair restoration and innovative treatments for hair and scalp.

Zaira is a professor at the Institute of Laser and Hair Aesthetic Medicine (IMELP), an institution endorsed by UNAM that is dedicated to promoting academic excellence and providing the highest level of services to patients. She is also a member of the team of specialists at the “Fuera Calvicie” Hair Restoration Clinic in Polanco, Mexico City.

Dr Daniela Araucaria Guzmán Sánchez Expert - Mexico - Jalisco
Dr Daniela Araucaria Guzmán Sánchez
Dr Daniela Araucaria Guzmán Sánchez Expert - Mexico - Jalisco
Dr Daniela Guzmán is a reference in Guadalajara and at the national level in the field of dermatology and the treatment of hair and scalp (trichology).

Daniela did her speciality in dermatology at the Dermatological Institute of Guadalajara / Jalisco and has a postgraduate degree in hair diseases and cosmetic dermatology from Wake Forest University, North Carolina, United States. In addition, she has a master’s degree in trichology and hair transplantation from the Alcalá de Henares University (UAH) of Spain.

Dr Guzmán is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the North American Hair Research Society. She is also a member of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology and the Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology (CILAD). Additionally, Daniela is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Guadalajara and is part of the board of directors of the Mexican Society of Trichology.

Dr Hugo Vicente Martínez Suárez Expert - Mexico - Puebla
Dr Hugo Vicente Martínez Suárez
Dr Hugo Vicente Martínez Suárez Expert - Mexico - Puebla
Dr Hugo Martínez is a specialist in dermatology with a focus on hair disorders / trichology. He is a graduate of “Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla” (BUAP) and has a speciality in dermatology awarded by the UNAM / Hospital General de México. In addition, he has subspecialties in skin oncology from the General Hospital of Mexico and in trichology from the Dermatological Center of Alicante, Spain.

Hugo Martínez is part of the MARSU Dermatology Medical Center in Puebla, which offers highly specialized dermatological services, based on scientific evidence and with state-of-the-art technology in all fields of dermatology and trichology (hair treatment).

Dr Martínez is the current President of the Mexican Trichology Society (2020/2021).

Dr Israel Sánchez Álvarez Expert - Mexico - Mexico City
Dr Israel Sánchez Álvarez
Dr Israel Sánchez Álvarez Expert - Mexico - Mexico City
Israel Sánchez is a dermatologist and dermato-oncologist surgeon. In his highly specialized practice, he treats cases of clinical, surgical, aesthetic dermatology, skin oncology, and is also a recognized expert in hair diseases. What matters most to him is a high-quality consultation with diagnoses and treatments according to the latest scientific and technological advances in dermatology and hair treatment.

He is a graduate of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in medicine and of the UNAM in dermatology. He did his high speciality in skin cancer and dermatological surgery at the General Hospital of Mexico. In addition, he is constantly participating in multiple national and international courses.

Dr Sánchez is a member of the Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology (CILAD) and has published several articles in specialized magazines. He won the award for the best article in the Mexican journal “Dermatology, Cosmetics, Medicine and Surgery”.

Dr Luís Enrique Sánchez Dueñas Expert - Mexico - Jalisco
Dr Luís Enrique Sánchez Dueñas
Dr Luís Enrique Sánchez Dueñas Expert - Mexico - Jalisco
Luís Enrique Sánchez is a surgeon who graduated from the University of Guadalajara and has a speciality in dermatology from the "Dr José Barba Rubio" Dermatological Institute of Jalisco. He is also an expert in hair restoration and trained at the Hair Clinic of the University of Miami / Miller School of Medicine.

He is in charge of the Hair Restoration Area of the “Dermika Laser Dermatology Center”. He is also an adjunct professor of laser and trichology (hair treatment) courses in the speciality of dermatology at the Jalisco Dermatological Institute and a national and international expert speaker.

Dr Sánchez Dueñas is a member of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology, the Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology (CILAD), the Mexican Trichology Society and the American Hair Research Society, among others. He is former president of the Medical College of Dermatologists of Jalisco.

Dr Omar Milhem Expert - Global
Dr Omar Milhem
Dr Omar Milhem Expert - Global
A qualified PhD Pharmacist with experience in research based pharmaceutical sciences, product development, project evaluation and pharmacology.

This includes, among others, a position as a solid form foundation scientist at GlaxoSmithKlein. Dr Milhem has taken a special interest on the subject of hair loss and hair growth disorders, and has held presentations on the subject in multiple countries around the world which are approved by the local Ministries of Health.

Meet the Advisory Board

As the World Hair Council communicates to different segments, it is important to ensure that all communication material is specifically made for each industry.
Corinne Sweet Advisory Board - Global - Patient Communicator
Corinne Sweet
Corinne Sweet Advisory Board - Global - Patient Communicator
A leading relationship psychologist, self-help author and 'agony aunt', Corinne Sweet has become a well-established and well-respected journalist and broadcaster on the BBC, among others, with a wealth of knowledge, expertise, skills and experience.

Having suffered hair growth disruption herself, Corinne Sweet has taken a special interest in the psychological impact of hair growth disorders and has appeared in numerous radio and TV interviews on the subject.

Jes Oliver Viktor Advisory Board - Global - Hair Aesthetician Communicator
Jes Oliver Viktor
Jes Oliver Viktor Advisory Board - Global - Hair Aesthetician Communicator
Referred to by many as “Denmark’s Crown Prince of Hair”, Jes Oliver Viktor is beloved for the royal treatment he provides for his clients.

Authentic, eccentric, sometimes cunning and always stunning; men and women flock to Jes for expert handling of their locks.