Co-founder and Chief Medical Advisor of Nutrafol
Sophia Kogan, M.D.
Sophia Kogan, M.D. is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Advisor of Nutrafol, the first clinically effective hair wellness supplement to use medical grade, bio-optimized ingredients that target multiple root causes of hair thinning. Dr. Kogan earned her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She did residency training at Tufts New England Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she completed a research fellowship in pediatric dermatology. In search of answers to her own health and hair thinning issues during the stress of medical school and residency, Dr. Kogan discovered the benefits of an integrative approach with botanicals. She has dedicated years of study on the effects of herbs, nutrition, and stress management on overall wellness, and particularly how they manifest in the health of hair. In 2015, she partnered with Giorgos Tsetis and Roland Peralta to co-found Nutrafol, a patented nutraceutical formulation that uses a blend of bio-optimized botanicals to address key underlying factors of hair issues – including stress, hormones and gut health. Dr. Kogan has spent the past decade researching hair loss and has been coined by her peers as an expert in integrative hair health. She has published and co-authored numerous publications on the topic of integrative approaches to hair and clinically effective botanical medicine. She speaks frequently as an expert on the topic at meetings and conferences. In her free time, Dr. Kogan actively practices self-care through dance, yoga, meditation, and clean eating. She is also a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.