Maryanne Makredes Senna, MD

Maryanne Makredes Senna, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Senna founded and co-directs the MGH Hair Loss Clinic and serves as Principal Investigator of the Hair Academic Innovative Research Unit, a clinical trials research unit dedicated to hair loss disorders. She has held a number of pharmaceutical, device, and foundation appointments, and is working on bringing novel clinical innovations at MGH. Widely published and recognized for her clinical expertise, teaching, and research, Dr. Senna is frequently invited to speak and give lectures nationally and abroad. She has also been quoted in top tier media publications such as the New York Times, and featured on multiple news outlets including Good Morning America. Beyond adult and pediatric general dermatology and her extensive expertise in hair loss, Dr. Senna’s clinical interests include cutaneous reactions to chemotherapeutic agents, psoriasis, acne, and nail disorders. Dr. Senna is an esteemed member of several professional societies and committees and is on the board of directors of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation.


Posts by Maryanne Makredes Senna, MD

Platelet-rich plasma: Does the cure for hair loss lie within our blood?

Platelet-rich plasma, derived from a person’s own blood and then injected back into their scalp, has shown some promise as a treatment for certain types of hair loss. However, the treatments are expensive, and there is no guarantee that they will work.