Investigators

Below are physicans who served on the “front lines” in Merck’s clinical trials of finasteride for hair loss. They consulted with patients, took measurements of drug efficacy and safety, and recorded data to be sent to Merck or an affiliate. The investigators likely received direct compensation, as well as research funding for their institution, from Merck.

Source: Drug Approval Package available from Drugs@FDA (search for ‘Propecia’)

Trial #1: Study #047

A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Determine the Effect of Finasteride on Hair Loss in Male Patients with Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness)
InvestigatorInstitution, City and State
Dr. Wilma BergfeldCleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Dr. Richard DeVillezUniversity of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Virginia FiedlerUniversity of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Dr. Julianne Imperato-McGinleyCornell University Medical College, New York, NY
Dr. Larry MillikanTulane Medical School, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Sigfrid MullerMayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Dr. Elise OlsenDuke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Dr. Robert RietschelOschner Clinic, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Janet RobertsPrivate Practice in Dermatology, Portland, OR
Dr. Ronald SavinDermatology Center, New Haven, CT
Dr. Jerome ShupackNew York University Medical Center, New York, NY
Dr. Dowling StoughThe Stough Clinic, Hot Springs, AR
Dr. David WhitingBaylor Hair Research and Treatment Center, Dallas, TX

Trial #2: Study #081

A 6-Month, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study Followed by a 6-Month, Double-Blind, Randomized Study Extension to Determine the Effect of Low Doses of Finasteride on Hair Loss in Male Patients with Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness)

Bergfeld, Wilma

De Villez, Richard

Fiedler, Virginia

Imperato-McGinley, Julianne

Hordinsky, Maria

Price, Vera

Olsen, Elise

Rietschel, Robert

Roberts, Janet

Savin, Ronald

Shupack, Jerome

Stough, Dowling

Whiting, David

Carrington, Patrick

Drake, Lynn

Gencheff, Christopher

Lucky, Anne

Swinehart, James

Weiss, Darryl

Funicella, Toni

Katz, Irving

Lowe, Nicholas

Whitmore, Elizabeth


Trial #3: Study #087

A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Determine the Effect of Finasteride on Hair Loss in Men with Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness)
InvestigatorInstitution, City and State
Richard G. Asarch, M.D.Clinical Research Group of Colorado, Englewood, Colorado
Wilma Bergfeld, M.D.Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
Denise M. Buntin, M.D.Private Practice, Hermitage, Tennessee
Richard DeVillez, M.D.University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Lynn Drake, M.D.Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Virginia Fiedler, M.D.University of Illinois, Chicago, lilinois
David P. Fivenson, M.D.Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Toni Funicella, M.D.Pharmaco Clinics, Austin, Texas
Christopher Gencheff, D.O.Lakeview Medical Clinic, Madison, Wisconsin
Maria Hordinsky, M.D.University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stephen N. Horwitz, M.D.Horwitz & Weissmann, M.D., P.A., Miami Beach, Florida
Julianne Imperato-McGinley, M.D. Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York
Irving Katz, M.D.Minnesota Clinical Study Center, Fridley, Minnesota
Paul Kelly, M.D.King-Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Mark R. Ling, M.D., Ph.D.Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Nicholas Lowe, M.D.Clinical Research Specialists, Santa Monica, California
Anne Lucky, M.D.Dermatology Research Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio
Elise Olsen, M.D.Duke Dermatopharmacology Study Center, Durham, North Carolina
Gary L. Peck, M.D.Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Vera Price, M.D.University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, California
Robert Rietschel, M.D.Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana
Janet Roberts, M.D.Private Practice, Portland, Oregon
Ronald Savin, M.D.Savin Dermatology Center, P.C., New Haven, Connecticut
Jerome Shupack, M.D.New York University Medical Center, New York, New York
Daniel M. Stewart, D.O.Midwest Cutaneous Research, Clinton Township, Michigan
Dowling Stough, M.D.The Stough Clinic, Hot Springs, Arkansas
James Swinehart, M.D.Colorado Medical Research Center, Denver, Colorado
Leonard J. Swinyer, M.D., P.C. Private Practice, Salt Lake City, Utah
Gerald D. Weinstein, M.D.University of California, Irvine, California
Darryl Weiss, M.D.Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Associates, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Jonathan S. Weiss, M.D.Gwinnett Clinical Research Center, Snellville, Georgia
David Whiting, M.D.Dallas Associated Dermatologists, Dallas, Texas
Elizabeth Whitmore, M.D.Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Trial #4: Study #089

A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Determine the Effect of Finasteride on Hair Loss in Men with Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness)
InvestigatorInstitution, City and State
Dr. Kerl/Dr. KoperaUniv. Clinic of Derm, Auenbruggerplatz 8, 8036 Graz, Austria
Dr. SchmidtUniv. Clinic of Derm, Wahringer Gurtel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Dr. Van NesteHair Technology, 31 AV. Du Prince Heritier, B1200 Brussels, Belgium
Dr. LachapelleHopital de jumet, Service de Consultations, Bureau de Dermatologie, Rue de Gosselies 73, B6040 Jumet, Belgium
Dr. SteinerR. Bartira 548, Sao Paulo, Sp, 05009-000, Brazil
Dr. Unger/Dr. Cotterill66 Avenue Rd Suite 3, Concourse Level, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8, Canada
Dr. Gratton3550 Cote Des Neiges Suite 740, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1V4, Canada
Dr. Rittmaster/Dr. ReardonGladstone Professional Center, 6155 North Ave Suite 407, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5R3, Canada
Dr. ShapiroDivision of Dermatology Clinical Trials, 835 W Tenth Ave 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1H6, Canada
Dr. ReygagneLabo d’Exploration Cutanes, Hopital St. Louis, 1 Avenue Claude Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France
Pr. SaiagService de Dermatologie du Pr. Saiag, Hopital Ambroise Pare, 9 Avenue du General Gaulle, 92104 Boulogne, France
Pr. Plewig/Dr. WolffDerm Clinic, Andrologie 3 Stock, Zimmer 310 od 342, Thankirchner Str 48, 80337 Munchen, Germany
Dr. BirchallAlmorah Specialist Centre, 17 Gilgit Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
Pr. Brenner-weintraubIchilov Hospital, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
Dr. Fyrand/Dr. MorkHudaudelingen Rikshupitalet, Pilestredet 32 0027, Oslo 1, Norway
Dr. JuradoCentro Dermatologico Pascua, Dr. Jose Maria Vertiz #464, Esquina Ave. Central, Col. Buenos aires, Mexico D.F.CP 06780
Dr. CilliersDept of Dermatology, 943 A CBC, Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg 7075, South Africa
Dr. SherAshford House, 39 Ashford Road, Parkwood, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Dr. ToddDept of Dermatology, Ward G23, New Groote Schuur Hospital, Capetown, South Africa
Dr. PrensZiekenhuis Walcheren, Koudekerkseweg 88, 4382 EE Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Dr. SchullerDrechsteden Hospital, Location Jacobus, Zwindrecht Langeweg 336, 3331 lz Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
Dr. Lopez-BranDepartmento de Dermatologia, Hospital Universitario San Carlos, 1 Planta-Ala Sur, C/martin Lagos S/N, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Dr. Sanchez-PedrenoServicio de Dermatologia, Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Ctra madrid-Cartagena S/N, 30120 el Palmar (Murcia), Spain
Dr. Burg/Dr. Wyss/Dr. SchmidDermatologic Klinik & Poliklinik Universitatsspital, Zurich Gloriastrasse 31, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Rufli
Dermatologic Klinik and Poliklinik Kantonsspital, Basel Petergraben 4-6 4031, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. McDonaghDerm Dept D2, St. Luke’s Hospital, Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD5 ONA, UK
Pr. Cunliffe/Dr. WilliamsonDerm Dept, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LSI 3EX, UK

Trial #5: Study #092

A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Multicenter Study to Determine the Effect of Finasteride in Men with Androgenetic Alopecia and Frontal Baldness
InvestigatorInstitutionCity and State
Dr. Hilary Baldwin, M.D.TKL Research, Inc.Paramus, NJ
Zoe Draelos, M.D.Piedmont Research AssociatesWinston-Salem, NC
Frank Dunlap, M.D.Argus Research, Inc.Tucson, AZ
Sewon Kang, M.D.University of Michigan Medical CenterAnn Arbor, MI
Timothy Kelly, M.D.Florida Pharmaceutical Research CorpPalm Harbor, FL
Stephen J. Kraus, M.D.Georgia Clinical Research Center, IncAtlanta, GA
Mark Lebwohl, M.D.Mt. Sinai Medical CenterNew York, NY
James Leyden, M.D.University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphia, PA
Michael Markou, M.D.Florida Pharmaceutical Research CorpPalm Harbor, FL
Bruce Miller, M.D.Dermatology Associates, P.C.Portland, OR
David Pariser, M.D.Virginia Clinical Research, Inc.Norfolk, VA
Marvin Rapaport, M.D.UCLA Medical CenterBeverly Hills, CA
Guy Webster, M.D.College of Medicine, University Hospital, Hershey Med CtrHershey, PA
Diane Thiboutot, M.D.Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia, PA
Peter L. Winters, M.DWalker InformationIndianapolis, IN