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 restoration surgery 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 — Per his website, he is the recipient of five FUE surgeries since 2009. He had over 10,000 grafts transplanted into his Norwood 5-6 hair loss pattern.
Dr. Michael Beehner — There used to be some great before and after pictures in the right column.
Dr. Christopher Pawlinga — 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 mention it.
Dr. Alan Feller — His old site used to have that information.
Dr. Robert Haber — I 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 performed 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 website, he discusses his own hair loss and hair transplant journey.
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. 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.