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Dr. Shapiro is recommended by The American Hair Loss Association
Medical Director – Globally-recognised Expert, Educator and Writer
Recommended by The American Hair Loss Association and Medical Director of Shapiro Medical Group, Ron Shapiro, MD, is considered a global leader in Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. He is also co-author of the renowned medical textbook, Hair Transplantation, which is seen by many as the “Bible” of hair transplantation and the benchmark text for the world’s best physicians.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to hair transplantation surgery, Dr. Shapiro has previously been honoured with the Golden Follicle Award from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
Over 20 years at the top.
During a distinguished career, spanning more than two decades, there have been many highlights.
In 1997 Dr. Shapiro was one of the first physicians in the US to be voted on to the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). In the same year he was elected on to the Board of Governors of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. The ISHRS, is considered the largest – and arguably most prestigious – organisation in the field of hair restoration surgery.
Remarkably, Dr. Shapiro also holds the unique distinction of being the first physician to perform a live Microscopic Follicular Unit Transplantation surgery in front of his industry associates, at the ISHRS’ annual meeting (Las Vegas, 1997).
A global pioneer.
Every year since then Dr. Shapiro has performed live surgical demonstrations at many national and international conferences, while lecturing in over 25 cities around the world.
Previously he was invited to be guest of honour and keynote speaker at the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ESHRS) for their 10th anniversary conference.
While the bestselling hair loss book, The Bald Truth, rates Shapiro Medical Group’s physicians among the top 10 globally for Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation.
Dr. Shapiro is currently an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Instructor at the University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology and continues to lecture residents about best-in-class surgical procedures.
Many international hair transplant physicians continue to visit Dr. Shapiro’s clinic not only to see his team perform in surgery, but also to have the procedure performed on themselves – something Dr. Shapiro considers the ultimate mark of respect and one of his greatest honors.
Combining surgical expertise with emotional intelligence.
Further to his impeccable academic and surgical record Dr. Shapiro is known for being physician that genuinely cares and puts patient advocacy at the forefront of his approach. His exemplary career is reinforced by the many glowing online reviews from many of his patients and peers.
Undergraduate: Emory University Atlanta, Georgia
Phi Beta Kappa at Emory University Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Internship and Residency: Emanuel Hospital Internal Medicine. Portland, Oregon
Board Certifications: American Board of Medical Examiners – 1980
Board of Internal Medicine – 1982
Board of Emergency Medicine – 1987
American Board of Hair Restoration – 1998
Honors and Awards: Board of Governors International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – 1999
Board of Governors American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – 2000
Archimedes Award for Excellence in Hair Restoration, Italian Society of Hair Restoration
Merck Medical Advisory Board for Propecia – 2000
Keynote speaker at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) (1995, ’96, ’97,’98, ’99, ’00)
European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ESHRS) (1996, ’97,’98, ’99, ’00
World Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (WAHRS) (1996, ’97,’98, ’99, ’00)
Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHR) (1999, 2000)
Author – Articles/Publications:
“Pearls in Megasessions”
International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery – December 1995
“Classification and Description off Follicular Unit Transplantation and
Mini-Micro grafting Techniques”
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology- September 1998 “The Cosmetic Significance of Follicular Units Vs Small MiniGrafts Cut to Size
in Hair Transplantation”
International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery – December 1998
“Creating a Natural Hairline in One Session Using Modern Principles of
Hairline Design and a Systematic Method”
International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery – Fall 2001