Jerry Shapiro

MD, FRCPC, (New York)



  • University of British Columbia Residency Dermatology 1982-1985
  • McMaster University Internship Medicine 1981-1982
  • McGill University M.D., C.M Medicine 1977-1981
  • McGill University B.Sc. (Honours) Science 1973-1976


  • Adjunct Professor Medicine (Dermatology) New York University 2007-
  • Clinical Professor Medicine Medicine (Dermatology) University of British Columbia 2001-
  • Clinical Assoc. Prof. Medicine (Dermatology) University of British Columbia 1995-2001
  • Clinical Asst. Prof. Medicine (Dermatology) University of British Columbia 1991-1995
  • Clinical Instructor Medicine (Dermatology) University of British Columbia 1986-1991


Publications Refereed Books/
Chapters Abstracts Invited
95 2 10 33 169 309
Accepted or
in press
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1. Shapiro J. Hair Loss: Principles of diagnosis and management of alopecia, Martin Dunitz, London 2002,

Single authored textbook.

2. Tang L, Cao L, Bernardo O, Chen Y, Sundberg JP, Lui H, Chung S, Shapiro J. Topical mechloethamine restores autoimmune-arrested follicular activity in mice with alopecia areata-like disease by targeting infiltrated lymphocytes. J Invest Dermatol 2003; 120:400-406.

3. Tang L, Cao K. Pelech S, Lui H, Shapiro J. Cytokines and signal transduction pathways mediated by anthralin in alopecia areata-affected Dundee experimental balding rats. J Invest Dermatol Symp Proc 2003;8:87-90.

4. Shum DT, Lui H, Martinka M, Bernardo O, Shapiro J. Computerized morphometry and threedimensional image reconstruction in the evaluation of scalp biopsy from patients with non-cicatricial alopecias. Brit J Dermatol 2003; 148:1-7.

5. Tang L, Bernardo O, Bolduc C, Madani S, Lui H, Shapiro J. The expression of insulin-like growth factor in follicular dermal papillae correlates the therapeutic efficacy of finasteride in androgenetic alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;49(2)229-33.

6. Tang L, Madani S, Lui H, Shapiro J. Regeneration of a new hair follicle from the upper half of human hair follicle in nude mouse. J Invest Dermatol 2002; 119:983-984.

7. Bernardo O, Tang L, Lui H, Shapiro J. Topical nitrogen mustard in the treatment of alopecia areata. J Am Acad Dermatology. 2003; 291-294.

8. Wiseman M, Shapiro J, MacDonald N, Lui H. A predictive model for immunotherapy of alopecia areata with diphencyprone. Arch Dermatol 2001;137:1063-8.

9. Bernardo O, Tang L, Lui H, Shapiro J. Topical nitrogen mustard in the treatment of alopecia areata: a bilateral comparison study. J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;49(2):291-4.

10. Shum DT, Lui H, Martinka M, Bernardo O, Shapiro J. Computerized morphometry and threedimensional image reconstruction in the evaluation of scalp biopsy from patients with non-cicatricial alopecias. Br J Dermatol 2003;148(2):272-8.

11. Tan E, Martinka M, Ball N, Shapiro J. Primary cicatricial alopecias - a clinico-pathologic review of 112 cases. J Am Acad Dermatol 2004;50:25-32.

12. Tang L, Sundberg JP, Lui H, Shapiro J. Old wine in new bottles: reviving old therapies for alopecia areata using rodent models. J Invest Dermatol 2003;8(2).

13. Tang L, Lui H, Sundberg JP, Bissonnette R, McLean DI, Shapiro J. Restoration of hair growth with topical diphencyprone in mouse and rat models of alopecia areata. J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;49.

14. Hamzavi I, Jain H, McLean D, Shapiro J, Zeng H, Lui H. Parametric modeling of narrowband UV-B phototherapy for vitiligo using a novel quantitative tool: the Vitiligo Area Scoring Index. Arch Dermatol 2004;140(6):677-83.

15. Olsen EA, Hordinsky MK, Price VH, Roberts JL, Shapiro J, Canfield D, et al. Alopecia areata investigational assessment guidelines--Part II. J Am Acad Dermatol 2004;51(3):440-7.

16. Tang L, Cao L, Sundberg JP, Lui H, Shapiro J. Restoration of hair growth in mice with an alopecia areata-like disease using topical anthralin. Exp Dermatol 2004;13(1):5-10. Page 3 of 5

17. Ross EK, Shapiro J. A practical approach to nonscarring alopecia: male pattern hair loss. Contemporary Dermatology 2004;2(1).

18. Ross EK, Shapiro J. A practical approach to nonscarring alopecia: female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium. Contemporary Dermatology 2004;2(2).

19. Ross EK, Tan E, Shapiro J. Update on primary cicatricial alopecias. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005;53(1):1- 37; quiz38-40.

20. Ross EK, Shapiro J. Management of hair loss. Dermatol Clin 2005;23(2):227-43.

21. Olsen EA, Messenger AG, Shapiro J, Bergfeld WF, Hordinsky MK, Roberts JL, Stough D, Washenik K , Whiting DA. Evaluation and treatment of male and female pattern hair loss. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005;52(2):301-11.

22. Alajlan A, Shapiro J, Rivers J, MacDonald N, Wiggin J, Lui H. Paradoxical hypertrichosis after laser epilation. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005;53(1):85-8.

23. Park SW, Yong SL, Martinka M, Shapiro J. Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome: A review of the aspects of hair and hair color. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005;53(4):729-35.

24. Shapiro J, Lui H. Treatments for unwanted facial hair. Skin Therapy Lett 2005;10(10):1-4.

25. McElwee KJ, Yu M, Park SW, Ross EK, Finner A, Shapiro J. What can we learn from animal models of alopecia areata? Dermatology 2005;211:47-53.

26. Lu W, Shapiro J, Yu M, Barekatain A, Lo B, Finner A, McElwee KJ. Alopecia areata: pathogenesis and potential for therapy. Expert Rev Mol Med 2006;8(14):1-19.

27. Finner A, Rzany B, Shapiro J. Evidence based hair restoration: designing clinical trials. Hair Transplant Forum International. May-June 2006;85-89

28. Yu M, Finner A, Shapiro J, Lo B, Barekatain A, McElwee K. Hair follicles and their role in skin health. Expert Rev Dermatol 2006;1(6)855-71.

29. Otberg N, Finner AM, Shapiro J. Androgenetic alopecia. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. Jun 2007;36(2):379-98.

30. Hamzavi I, Tan E, Shapiro J, Lui H. A randomized bilateral vehicle-controlled study of eflornithine cream combined with laser treatment versus laser treatment alone for facial hirsutism in women. J Am Acad Dermatol, Jul 2007;57(1):54-9.

31. Blume-Peytavi U, Gieler U, Hoffmann R, Lavery S, Shapiro J. Unwanted facial hair: affects, effects and solutions. Dermatology 2007;215(2):139-46.

32. Shapiro J. Clinical practice. Hair loss in women. N Engl J Med Oct 18, 2007;357(16):1620-30.

33. Yu M, Kissling S, Freyschmidt-Paul P, Hoffmann R, Shapiro J, McElwee KJ. Interleukin-6 cytokine family member oncostatin M is a hair-follicle-expressed factor with hair growth inhibitory properties. Exp Dermatol 2008;17(1):12-9.

34. Otberg N, Wu WY, McElwee KJ, Shapiro J. Diagnosis and management of primary cicatricial alopecia: part I. Skinmed 2008 Jan-Feb;7(1):19-26.

35. Yu M, Zloty D, Cowan B, Shapiro J, Haegert A, Bell RH, et al. Superficial, nodular, and morpheiform basal-cell carcinomas exhibit distinct gene expression profiles. J Invest Dermatol. 2008 Jul;128(7):1797- 805.

36. Wu WY, Otberg N, McElwee KJ, Shapiro J. Diagnosis and management of primary cicatricial alopecia: part II. Skinmed. 2008 Mar-Apr;7(2):78-83.

37. Martin KA, Chang RJ, Ehrmann DA, Ibanez L, Lobo RA, Rosenfield RL, et al. Evaluation and treatment of hirsutism in premenopausal women: an endocrine society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Apr;93(4):1105-20.

38. Buckley C, Hoffmann V, Shapiro J, Saari S, Cambazard F, Milsgaard M. Calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate scalp formulation is effective and well tolerated in the treatment of scalp psoriasis: a phase II study. Dermatology. 2008;217(2):107-13.

39. Shapiro J. Cicatricial alopecias. Dermatol Ther. 2008 Jul-Aug;21(4):211.

40. Alzolibani AA, Kang H, Otberg N, Shapiro J. Pseudopelade of Brocq. Dermatol Ther. 2008 Jul- Aug;21(4):257-63. Page 4 of 5

41. Kang H, Alzolibani AA, Otberg N, Shapiro J. Lichen planopilaris. Dermatol Ther. 2008 Jul-Aug;21(4):249-56.

42. Otberg N, Kang H, Alzolibani AA, Shapiro J. Folliculitis decalvans. Dermatol Ther. 2008 Jul-Aug;21(4):238-44.

43. Olsen EA, Callender V, Sperling L, McMichael A, Anstrom KJ, Bergfeld W, et al. Central scalp alopecia photographic scale in African American women. Dermatol Ther. 2008 Jul-Aug;21(4):264-7.

44. Finner AM, Otberg N, Shapiro J. Secondary cicatricial and other permanent alopecias. Dermatol Ther. 2008 Jul-Aug;21(4):279-94.

45. Zhang J, Adam DN, Stebbing E, Gerbrandt J, Lui H, Shapiro J, et al. Efficacy of a day-care program in the treatment of psoriasis. J Cutan Med Surg. 2008 Sep-Oct;12(5):211-6.

46. Zhang X, Yu M, Yu W, Weinberg J, Shapiro J, McElwee KJ. Development of alopecia areata is associated with higher central and peripheral hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal tone in the skin graft induced C3H/HeJ mouse model. J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Jun;129(6):1527-38.

47. Alsantali A, Shapiro J. Management of hirsutism. Skin Therapy Lett. 2009 Sep;14(7):1-3.

48. Alsantali A, Shapiro J. Androgens and hair loss. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2009 Jun;16(3):246-53.

49. Blume-Peytavi U, Atkin S, Shapiro J, Lavery S, Grimalt R, Hoffmann R, et al. European Consensus on the evaluation of women presenting with excessive hair growth. Eur J Dermatol. 2009 Nov-Dec;19(6):597-602.

50. Calderon P, Otberg N, Shapiro J. Uncombable hair syndrome. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Sep;61(3):512-5.

51. Hamilton T, Otberg N, Wu WY, Martinka M, Shapiro J. Successful hair re-growth with multimodal treatment of early cicatricial alopecia in discoid lupus erythematosus. Acta Derm Venereol. 2009;89(4):417-8.

52. Hemmati I, Otberg N, Martinka M, Alzolibani A, Restrepo I, Shapiro J. Discoid lupus erythematosus presenting with cysts, comedones, and cicatricial alopecia on the scalp. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Jun;60(6):1070-2.

53. Otberg N, Wu WY, Kang H, Martinka M, Alzolibani AA, Restrepo I, et al. Folliculitis decalvans,developing 20 years after hair restoration surgery in punch grafts: case report. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Nov;35(11):1852-6.

54. Restrepo I, Otberg N, McElwee K, Shapiro J. Two sisters, two different hair shaft abnormalities. Br J Dermatol. 2009 Aug;161(2):479-80.

55. Strober BE, Menon K, McMichael A, Hordinsky M, Krueger G, Panko J, et al. Alefacept for severe alopecia areata: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Arch Dermatol. 2009 Nov;145(11):1262-6.

56. Wu WY, Otberg N, Kang H, Zanet L, Shapiro J. Successful treatment of temporal triangular alopecia by hair restoration surgery using follicular unit transplantation. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Aug;35(8):1307-10.

57. Yu M, Bell RH, Ross EK, Lo BK, Isaac-Renton M, Martinka M, et al. Lichen planopilaris and pseudopelade of Brocq involve distinct disease associated gene expression patterns by microarray. J Dermatol Sci. 2010 Jan;57(1):27-36.

58. Alkhalifah A, Alsantali A, Wang E, McElwee KJ, Shapiro J. Alopecia areata update: part II. Treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Feb;62(2):191-202, quiz 3-4.

59. Alkhalifah A, Alsantali A, Wang E, McElwee KJ, Shapiro J. Alopecia areata update: part I. Clinical picture, histopathology, and pathogenesis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Feb;62(2):177-88, quiz 89-90.

60. Shapiro J, Otberg N. Current view on the pathogenesis of patterned hair loss. In: Hair transplantation, 5th Ed. Unger WP, Shapiro R, Unger MA (Eds). Informa Healthcare USA, Inc., New York NY (in press).

61. Otberg N, Restrepo I, Shapiro J. Possibilities and limitations for reversal of age related hair loss. In: Aging hair. Trüeb RM, Tobin D (Eds). Springer, Heidelberg, Germany (in press).

62. Lo BK, Yu M, Zloty D, Cowan B, Shapiro J, McElwee KJ. CXCR3/Ligands are significantly involved in the tumorigenesis of basal cell carcinomas. Am J Pathol. 2010 May;176(5):2435-46. Page 5 of 5

63. Kang H, Wu WY, Lo BK, Yu M, Leung G, Shapiro J, et al. Hair follicles from alopecia areata patients exhibit alterations in immune privilege-associated gene expression in advance of hair loss. J Invest Dermatol. 2010 Nov;130(11):2677-80.

64. Aubert J, Reiniche P, Fogel P, Poulin Y, Lui H, Lynde C, et al. Gene expression profiling in psoriatic scalp hair follicles: clobetasol propionate shampoo 0.05% normalizes psoriasis disease markers. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2010 Nov;24(11):1304-11.

65. Olsen EA, Callender V, McMichael A, Sperling L, Anstrom KJ, Shapiro J, et al. Central hair loss in African American women: Incidence and potential risk factors. J Am Acad Dermatol. Epub 2010 Nov 12.

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