Faculty


International World Class Faculty

John P. Cole, MD
USA

Hair transplant surgery has been one of Dr. Cole’s passions since 1990. He has been involved in the field for over 18 years with his practice dedicated strictly to hair transplant surgery for 18 years. Is there another field of medicine? He has been with the ISHRS since 1993 and attended the inaugural meeting in Dallas, Texas. He has chaired both the beginner’s course (twice) and the ISHRS Annual Society Meeting. He was one of the first 30 physicians certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). He also served on the board of directors and the examination committee of the ABHRS. He began innovating instruments and methods in FUE in 2002. FUE became 90% of his practice by 2003 primarily out of patient demand. He has developed many instruments and methods for the extraction of individual follicular units including 4 automated devices, which all function differently and utilize a variety of energy sources. He has trained many physicians whose practice is dedicated predominantly to FUE. Hobbies include golf, tennis, salt-water fishing, and survival camping.

Koray Erdogan, MD
Turkey

Dr. Koray Erdogan graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine Ankara, in 1994. He completed his compulsory medical service in Kastamonu. He assisted to the faculty of Thorasic surgery in Marmara University Istanbul and worked in a Coronary Intensive Care Unit. He started in the field of hair restauration in 2000, assisting differents hair surgeons in their private clinics.

IN 2001, he opened his own clinic, named ASMED, in Istanbul, with his first assistant DILEK CAKIR. In 2004, he met Dr. Alex Ginzburg in a workshop and saw a FUE live procedure. After that, he started combining his FUT procedures with FUE. In 2005 he realized that FUE patients were happier even with less graft and less results than FUT patients, because of the minor trauma we exert to the donor site. From that time Dr. Erdogan has improved his technique, yield and results. He has developed his own tools and method of extraction, that we will have the opportunity to see in this workshop.

Currently he is performing only FUE procedures with his first assistant DILEK (18 years of experience in HT), receiving patients from Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Sweden.

Alex Ginzburg, MD
Israel

Alex Ginzburg was born in Argentina and is a graduate of the medical school at La Plata University in Argentina.

In 1978 Dr. Ginzburg immigrated to Israel, where he completed his specialization in dermatology in 1987 at the Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus.

Dr. Ginzburg specialized in surgical dermatology with Professor Camacho in Seville, Spain. In 1981, he studied the basics of hair restoration in the United States with Dr. Gary Monheit and Dr. Daniel Russo in Birmingham, Alabama. This was followed by further study with Dr. Pierre Bouhana and Dr. Patrick Rabubineau in Paris and Dr. Walter Unger in Toronto.

Since 1992, Dr. Ginzburg has performed over 3,500 hair transplants in Israel. He is the most experienced and senior physician in the field and is the only dermatologist to perform this procedure in Israel.

James A. Harris, MD
USA

James A. Harris, MD, FACS, received his medical degree with honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1989. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Harris' practice, The Hair Sciences Center of Colorado, is limited exclusively to follicular unit hair transplantation and follicular unit extraction. He is a Clinical Instructor of Hair Transplantation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. He authored, "The Hair Replacement Revolution: A Consumer's Guide to Effective Hair Replacement Techniques."

Dr. Harris has patented a surgical methodology and instrumentation for performing rapid follicular unit extraction that ensures graft integrity. The method is the Harris SAFE System® and the technique has been demonstrated at live surgery workshops worldwide.

He is also the principal investigator and consultant for Restoration Robotics, a company that has developed an FDA cleared robotic system for follicular unit extraction that utilizes the SAFE System technology for FUE. The robotic device is called the ARTAS System

José Lorenzo, MD
Spain

José Lorenzo MD, received his medical degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1991. He completed his specialization in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery where he worked until he came to the field of hair restoration surgery in 2003. After seeing the first FUE procedures, he proposed to devote all his efforts in the development of the technique.

Dr. Lorenzo uses the manual FUE Technique followed by implanter assisted graft insertion. He is a regular lecturer and demonstrator of his skills at workshops and conferences around the world. Currently practice at Injertocapilar.com&Farjo in the city of Manchester.

Ronald L. Shapiro, MD
USA

Dr. Shapiro has lectured, directed workshops, and perform live surgical demonstrations at International and National Conferences over the past five years. Physicians from around the world visit Dr Shapiro’s Clinic, not only to learn his technique, but also as patients to have the procedure performed on themselves.

Dr. Shapiro is the founder and director of The Shapiro Medical Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He heads a select group of hair transplant surgeons, each of whom are recognized as experts in their own right. His clinic specializes in Follicular Unit Tranplantaion and Hairline design. He has published numerous articles on these subjects. Known for his hands on technical ability, Dr Shapiro is one of a select group of world-renowned physicians regularly honored with invitations to demonstrate his technique at major conferences around the world.

Dr. Shapiro is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Hair Transplant Surgery. He has been elected by his peers to be on the Board of Governors to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

Bradley R. Wolf, MD
USA

Bradley R. Wolf M.D. has been treating hair loss patients since 1990. He has presented over 35 lectures at meetings throughout the world, was director of all workshops at the 2002 ISHRS meeting, director of the Hands-on FUE workshop ISHRS 2012 meeting, and served as faculty at eight other ISHRS workshops. He is the author of the Anesthesia chapter in the 5th Edition of “Hair Transplantation”. In 1997 he was awarded a Research Grant by the ISHRS. A past member of the ISHRS Ethics and Website committees, he is a current member of the CME and FUE Research committees. For poster presentations he was awarded first place at the 1999 ISHRS meeting in San Francisco, second place in 2012 at the Bahamas, and third place at the 2008 meeting in Montreal. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and was a member of the Board of Directors of the ABHRS from 2000-2005.

Jean M. Devroye, MD
Belgium

Dr. Jean Devroye, MD received his training as a "Doctor of Medicine, Obstetrics and Surgery" at the University of Liège, in Belgium. He completed his postgraduate medical training in nutrition and liposculpture in Nancy and Paris.
In 1999, he decided to move to the United States to be trained by Dr Cole and dedicated his practice solely to the field of hair transplant surgery. For more than 10 years, he has provided the best options and precise approaches of hair transplantation in Europe.
Recently, he designed his own clinic where he can welcome his patients providing them an absolute comfort.
Dr. Devroye hosted the ESHRS Annual Meeting in 2005, he attends every year many conferences and he is part of the ISHRS FUE Committee.

He considers hair transplant surgery as an art and he is willing to perform surgery in an unhurried manner, considering the appropriate direction for each case.
Therefore, he has a great interest in learning continuously for his practice and is dedicated to providing the best possible care to his patients.