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Meet your hair loss specialists

Natalie Kash, MD, FAAD

Dr. Natalie Kash is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained hair restoration surgeon committed to advancing the field of hair loss and hair restoration. She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of hair loss.

She graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas at Houston/McGovern Medical School at the top of her class and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Kash then completed a transitional year internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and dermatology residency at the joint program of the University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She served as chief resident during her final year. Following residency, she then completed one of only six International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)-approved hair restoration surgery fellowships in the United States.

Dr. Kash has been committed to excellent clinical care for her patients and to advancing the field of hair loss and hair restoration through her clinical practice, research endeavors, and teaching. She has published twelve peer-reviewed publications and four textbook chapters. Additionally, she has given numerous presentations at state, national, and international meetings including at the ISHRS World Congress. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) and was recently selected to serve on the American Academy of Dermatology’s JAAD Publications Committee. She regularly lectures dermatologists and dermatology residents across the country on hair loss and hair restoration. She has also been appointed to serve on the ISHRS Fellowship Training Committee to help ensure that the next generation of hair restoration surgeons receives appropriate training as part of formal fellowship programs.

Dr. Kash along with Dr. Roopani founded Root Hair Institute in order to create a truly comprehensive hair loss and hair restoration surgery center to provide the highest level of care to patients suffering from hair loss. She diagnoses and works up all types of hair loss and her multi-pronged evidence-based approach to the treatment of hair loss spans from topical agents, oral supplements, oral prescription agents, device-based treatment, injectable therapies, and hair restoration surgery including both follicular unit excision and follicular unit transplant.

Her level of expertise and understanding of hair loss as both a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained hair restoration surgeon is unique, and she enjoys being able to effectively treat all forms of hair loss and improve patients’ lives. She is excited to serve as a medical advisor for Nimbus Healthcare to contribute to their efforts in making hair loss treatment truly personalized to individual patients and their genetics.

Rahil B. Roopani, MD

Dr. Rahil B. Roopani is a fellowship-trained hair restoration surgeon and physician leader. He is committed to advancing the field of hair restoration surgery through research and by providing excellent patient care. He has dedicated his career to improving the patient experience in their hair restoration journey through direct patient care and his organizational leadership in order to create systems and teams that put patients first.

Dr. Roopani earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School. He completed his internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and internal medicine residency at the University of Texas at Houston. He developed an interest in business and leadership at an early age and actively pursued business and entrepreneurial interests throughout his medical school and post-graduate training. After practicing for several years, he developed a deep interest in hair restoration surgery, particularly the intersection of science and artistry. He completed an International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)-approved year-long hair restoration surgery fellowship and concomitantly was the inaugural business-healthcare fellow. His fellowship program was one of only six fellowship programs in the United States approved by the ISHRS.

He is passionate about hair restoration and physician leadership in order to create healthcare organizations that achieve excellence in the quality of their care, optimize the patient experience, value physicians and other clinicians, and foster a positive work environment. With his background, Dr. Roopani is dedicated to providing a holistic, patient-centered approach to hair loss. His research interests include the connection between hair loss and disorders such as nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, pro-inflammatory states, and conditions such as metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular disease. He has authored numerous papers in the medical literature on hair loss, hair restoration surgery, and optimizing patient outcomes. He has contributed to presentations at international meetings including the ISHRS World Congress.

He enjoys the artistry of hair restoration and the opportunity to improve patients’ lives one hair at a time. He founded Root Hair Institute along with Dr. Natalie Kash in order to provide patients a truly comprehensive approach to hair loss including diagnostics, medical hair loss solutions, and surgical hair restoration. Dr. Roopani values the opportunity to serve as a medical advisor for Nimbus Healthcare. Through working with Nimbus, Dr. Roopani aims to make hair loss genetic testing and subsequent personalized treatments accessible and affordable to more patients.

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