Hair Transplant Board of Advisers

As of May 2018, the below list of pre-selected hair transplant surgeons are official advisers to HLC2020. For the sake of full disclosure, they also advertise on here via banners. Click on their names from the bulleted list further below on this page in order to view details regarding their extensive qualifications as well as to see their hair transplant patient videos.

All of these surgeons are highly respected by their peers; have developed stellar reputations after performing hair transplantation procedures for close to 20 years or more; are members of the ISHRS; have presented at numerous conferences; have trained other physicians; have received various prestigious awards; and have written a number of textbooks and/or technical articles related to hair restoration techniques.

I will never recommend anyone unless I am fully convinced about their work quality. Moreover, anyone who is recommended and finds himself or herself in the below list also has to be approved by all the other members in the list.


Virtually every week, someone either e-mails me a question about hair transplants, or asks for advice in picking a hair transplant surgeon. To date, I have never referred a person to any specific surgeon.

Usually, my advice is to look at the listing of surgeons on the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) website as a starting point. Then see if anyone on the ISHRS website that you like is also recommended and certified by his/her respective national hair transplant (or plastic surgery or dermatology) association.

Thereafter, you should look online (on hair loss forums, blogs, surgeon websites, and so on) to see before and after patient photos and videos. You should try to find patients who have posted long-term results. Finally, you should try to talk to and meet at least several of a surgeon’s satisfied past patients in person. And before committing to a procedure, you should get an in-person consultation with any surgeon who interests you.

Even the best surgeons can get some rare bad outcomes or dissatisfied patients due to unforeseen circumstances. So it is not possible for anyone to guarantee a positive outcome. Moreover, it should not be forgotten that a hair transplant is an elective surgical procedure. All surgical procedures always carry some risk.

Robert Haber, MD

  • Located in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Board certified dermatologist and pediatrician.
  • ISHRS Golden Follicle Award in 2008.
  • ISHRS president, 2002-2003.
  • Clinical Associate Professor at CWRU School of Medicine.
  • Past Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
  • Inventor of the “Haber Spreader”.
  • Co-author of the bestselling textbook: “Hair Restoration”.
  • Haber Dermatology Youtube Channel.

Ronald Shapiro, MD

  • Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Board certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine.
  • ISHRS Golden Follicle Award in 2005.
  • First physician ever invited to perform a live surgery to demonstrate Microscopic Follicular Unit Transplantation, at the ISHRS annual meeting in 1995.
  • Adjunct assistant clinical instructor at The University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology.
  • Co-author of the highly respected medical textbook: “Hair Transplantation”.
  • Certified by the ABHRS.
  • Shapiro Medical Youtube Channel.

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