Category Archives: Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant Surgeons who also had Hair Transplants

Around 15 years ago, I started bookmarking hair transplant surgeon websites if it was mentioned that the surgeon had also undergone a hair transplant. I find it reassuring that there are so many hair transplant surgeons who have also had hair transplants themselves.

A select few of them have before and after photos on their sites as evidence. Some only briefly point out the fact in their webpage text. Some used to mention their own hair transplant experiences, but later on removed the information during site updates.

As is the case with hair transplant patients, many surgeons likely prefer not posting personal before and after photos online. I would not be surprised if a majority of hair transplant surgeons in the world had at least once tried a small-scale procedure on their own scalp.

It seems like a lot of hair transplant surgeons got passionate about the subject of hair restoration in the first place due to their own hair loss. I will update the below list (first posted in 2014) every few years. If you know of any names that I may have missed, please post them in the comments section.

Hair Transplant Surgeons who had Hair Transplants Themselves

Dr. David Perez-Meza — Confirmed to me on Twitter.

Dr. Ken Williams — Info now gone from his site. From my notes, it seems like he had a  NeoGraft FUE per his older website.

Dr. Michael Beehner — There used to be some great before and after pictures in the right column.

Dr. Christopher Pawlinga — According to the text on his latest site, he is a hair transplant recipient. On his old site, it mentioned that his partner at the time (Dr. Beehner) did his hair transplant in 1994.

Dr. Bradley Wolf — Was operated upon by the well known and highly respected surgeon Dr. Ron Shapiro. Dr. Wolf told me this when I met him once. Unfortunately, his website no longer has the before and after photos that it used to have.

Dr. John Satino — He mentioned this to me over the phone. He had a number of scalp reductions and hair transplants decades ago from the famous Dr. Constantine Chambers. Today, in his late 70s, Dr. Satino still has great hair per the photo of him on his website.

Dr. Robert Jones — One of the case studies on his old homepage entailed his own hair transplant. He also wrote some interesting blog posts related to his own hair restoration procedures.

Dr. Gary Hitzig — His old site used to have that information. It seems like he no longer has a website and might have retired.

Dr. Matt Leavitt — Founder of MHR (now merged with Bosley). His old site used to have his before and after photos.

Dr. John Gillespie — Used to mention it on his old site.

Dr. Richard Rogers — Used to mentions it.

Dr. Alan Feller — His old site used to have that information.

Dr. Robert Haber — I think his old site used to have that info based on my bookmark. I also met him once and he told me that he had a hair transplant in the past.

Dr. Robert Dorin — His partner Dr. Robert True performed his hair transplant.

Dr. William Rassman — His blog post describes his crown hair transplant.

Dr. Jerry Cooley — I think his old site used to have that info based on my bookmark.

Dr. Brian Goertz — I met him in person once to get a Proscar prescription and he showed me his before and after photos.

Dr. Dan McGrath — Great before and after photo.

Dr. William Yates — His own hair transplant made a big difference in his confidence and life per his old site. A rare testimonial from an African American who hated his hair loss. He also got some beard hair to head transplants from Dr. John Cole.

Dr. William Reed — Mentions that he got two hair transplantation procedures in 1994.

Dr. Marc Dauer — I think his old site used to have that info based on my bookmark.

Dr. Raghu Reddy — Used to have an excellent write-up with photos of his own experience with hair loss; a bad first hair transplant (including shock loss); and a good second FUE hair transplant by his own technician.

Dr. Ken Washenik — Mentioned in the linked wired.com article. He is among the five most cited hair loss spokespersons in the world.

Dr. Bessam Farjo — Scroll down the page for his thoughts on his unsuccessful hair transplants with old technology.

Dr. Alan Bauman’s Father — Dr. Bauman might never need a hair transplant himself, but he did operate on his father with great results.

Dr. Paul Spano — Mentioned it on an older site.

Dr. Bernard Arocha — Thank you to commentator “Dan” for telling me.

Dr. Robert Leonard — In August 2014, after I wrote this post, Dr. Leonard posted photos on Twitter of his hair transplant. His partner Dr. Matthew Lopresti performing an FUE hair transplant on him using the ARTAS robot.

Dr. Michael Vories — Mentions that he was a hair transplant patient prior to becoming a surgeon.

Dr. Paul Cotterill — I read about him having had a hair transplant on a forum. Not disclosed anywhere on his site.

Dr. James Harris — A 2016 article on him mentions that he has had a hair transplant.

Dr. Resul Yaman — On his site it says “he had his hair transplantation surgery in 2007”.

Dr. Paul Rose — Based on information I received from one of his colleagues.

Joseph Greco — Based on information I received from one of his colleagues.

Dr. Dominic Brandy — Based on information I received from one of his colleagues. Dr. Brandy largely focuses on cosmetic surgery these days.

Dr. David Josephitis — Based on information I received from one of his colleagues.

Dr. Jeffrey Epstein — Based on information I received from one of his colleagues.

David DiMuzio and Tiger King

Update: December 9, 2020 — Tiger King was the most searched TV show globally in 2020 per Google.


April 1, 2020

A few months ago, I wrote a very popular post on exosomes and hair growth. One of the pioneers in this new technology is hair transplant surgeon Dr. Daniel McGrath of Texas-based McGrath Medical.

This doctor has become increasingly famous online due to his very informative video talks and interviews with a certain David DiMuzio. I posted one of those videos in my exosomes post.

David DiMuzio Gets his Hair Back

David DiMuzio Before Hair Transplant
David DiMuzio, before his hair transplants. Age = 24.

During this surreal period of social isolation and curfews in large parts of the world, I would highly recommend checking out Mr. DiMuzio’s youtube channel. And subscribing to the channel for regular updates.

While Mr. DiMuzio’s main interest seems to lie in Filipino music, he has also uploaded many videos related to hair loss. This is in large part due to his own experiences in losing and then regaining his hair.

David DiMuzio After Hair Transplant
David DiMuzio in 2020, after his three hair transplants. Age = 33.

Mr. DiMuzio has had three strip FUT hair transplants to date per my conversation with him. Most people prefer FUE vs FUT hair transplants, although FUT can still be a better option in some instances. Mr. DiMuzio’s third and last hair transplant was done by Dr. McGrath.

I would say that David DiMuzio’s hair transplant results have turned out superbly. On the right is his current hairline in 2020 at age 33. The earlier photo was him balding at age 24. Note that he also takes topical Finasteride to treat his hair loss and has had a SMP procedure.

Mr. DiMuzio has covered exosomes in a few recent videos. He will likely continue to do so on an infrequent basis throughout 2020. In some of his videos, he talks with the very helpful McGrath Medical patient adviser Steve Cook. A hair loss world veteran, Mr. Cook has also had hair transplants.

Dr. McGrath has excellent Google and Yelp reviews. Note that he is not paying me in any way for promotion or advertising activities.

Dr. Dan McGrath Hair Transplant Reviews

Boredom and Isolation

Living near Seattle, we have been under extreme social isolation guidelines for over two weeks. The US Coronavirus pandemic initially started just four miles from where I reside. New York has since taken over the title of worst hit city from Seattle. I have had to find lots of things to watch on TV during this home-bound time period.

When it comes to screen time, only one thing clearly beat watching David DiMuzio’s videos this past boring week.

Tiger King

Tiger King Reinke
Tiger King’s John Reinke and his favorite lion Bonedigger. Source: The Oklahoman.

A new Netflix documentary series called “Tiger King” is the greatest thing that I have seen on TV in years. And it is hard for me to admit to this, since I am very pro animal rights. I am uncomfortable with tigers and other animals ever being caged. In any event, my morality took a backseat a few days ago. I watched all 7 episodes in one sitting.

Joe Exotic (aka “Tiger King” aka “Joseph Maldonado-Passage”) is the craziest real life nonfiction character that I have ever witnessed. He even beats John McAffee in wackiness. Numerous celebrities and podcast hosts have reached similar conclusions this week. While Joe Exotic makes for must-watch TV, he has a very evil and nasty side.

This show will end up being the most watched Netflix documentary of all time in my opinion.

Spoiler Alert

Interestingly, all the men that Joe Exotic is attracted to and marries have full heads of hair. Joe also makes fun of Jeff Lowe for being insecure about his Norwood 6 hair loss. Lowe always wears a cap. No-one including myself liked Jeff Lowe’s character, so perhaps this insult is appropriate for once.

If you do not have Netflix, you can still see many older zoo clips via Joe Exotic Zoo’s youtube channel. I have a feeling that Joe will be released from prison well before his term is supposed to be completed. However, I doubt that he will ever run for US president again.

The only relatively normal lead characters in this crazy true life show seem to be: both-legs-missing John Reinke; and one-arm-missing transsexual Saff. Says it all.