Allan D. Peterkin


1000 Beards
1000 Moustaches
Bearded Gent
The Flyaway Blanket
What About Me?
Staying Human
About the Author

         Welcome to the website of Allan D. Peterkin

He is a Toronto-based physician, author and university professor. He has published 14 books for adults and children and is a founding editor of the literary magazine ARS MEDICA: a Journal of Medicine, The Arts and Humanities.


Peterkin's interviews, articles, and excerpts/reviews of his books have appeared in Esquire, GQ, Men's Health, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Nylon Guys, The Financial Post, Publisher's Weekly, The Huffington Post and in numerous other newspapers, magazines, and academic journals worldwide.

He has appeared on ESPN, CBS Sunday Morning and in documentaries produced by the National Geographic and Morgan Spurlock.

Dr. Peterkin has consulted extensively to the grooming industry giants, including DOVE MEN+CARE (Unilever), BRAUN, Philips and Wahl.

He's also had the pleasure of judging the World Beard and Moustache Championships - twice, in Las Vegas, NV and Portland, OR (October, 2014)

For interviews, media inquiries, reprint requests and industry consultation, please email the author directly.

Here are some of his bestselling books:




For information on the three medical textbooks authored/edited by Allan Peterkin, MD, follow the link below