Starting around a decade ago, I began bookmarking hair transplant surgeon websites if it was mentioned that the surgeon had also undergone a hair transplant. I find it quite interesting that there are so many hair transplant surgeons who have also had hair transplants themselves.
Many of them have before and after photos on their sites as evidence. Some only briefly point out the fact in their webpage text. Some of them 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 in general, some surgeons likely prefer not mentioning their past hair transplants. And definitely not posting before and after photos.
It seems like a lot of hair transplant surgeons got passionate about the subject in the first place due to their own hair loss and hair transplant. I will update the below list at least once a year, and 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. Ken Williams — Info now gone from his site, but per my notes, it seems like he had a NeoGraft FUE per his older website.
Dr. Michael Beehner — Some great pictures in the right column as you scroll down.
Dr. Christopher Pawlinga — According to the text on his old site bio, 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 homepage is his own. He also also written some interesting blog posts related to his own hair restoration procedures in the past.
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. His old site used to have his before and after photos.
Dr. John Gillespie — Used to mention it.
Dr. Richard Rogers — Mentions it.
Dr. Alan Feller — I think his old site used to have that info based on my bookmark.
Dr. Robert Haber — I think his old site used to have that info based on my bookmark. I also met him once and think that 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 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. Dr. Alan Bauman seems to have done his hair transplant, and he also got some beard hair to head transplants from Dr. John Cole.
Dr. William Reed — Mentions it.
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 that wired.com article
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. So this is a different (but still relevant to the subject matter) link for this post.
Dr. Paul Spano — Mentions it.
Dr. Bernard Arocha — Thank you to “Dan”, one of the commentators to this post, for telling me.
Dr. Robert Leonard — In August 2014, after I wrote this post, Dr. Leonard posted photos on Twitter of 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.
Dr. 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 is no longer doing hair transplants.
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.