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CURRICULUM VITAE

Ron Shapiro, MD

MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Undergraduate

Emory University — Atlanta, Georgia (1975) – B.A. in Chemistry

University of London — London, England – Psychology/Education

Medical School

Emory University School of Medicine — Atlanta, Georgia (1979)

Internship and Residency

Emanuel Hospital — Portland, Oregon (1980)

Internal Medicine

Harbor General Hospital — Torrance, California (1981) – Elective in Surgical Trauma E.R.

Emory University — Atlanta, Georgia (1982) – Elective in Pediatric E.R.

STATE LICENSES

Oregon State Medical License (#MD-12631) | 4/81

Florida State Medical License (#ME-0039907) | 6/82

Minnesota State Medical License (#35092) | 11/91

New Jersey State Medical License (#57581) | 2/92

Georgia State Medical License (#36284) | 10/92

Tennessee State Medical License (#023995) | 9/92

Virginia State Medical License (#0101-049459-2135) | 10/92

Pennsylvania State Medical License (#050348-L) | 12/92

California State Medical License (#G-080952) | 6/94

 

CLINICAL HAIR TRANSPLANT EXPERIENCE

Professional Hair Institute — Minneapolis, Minnesota (12/91 – 1/94) / Practicing Physician

New Hair Institute — Ft. Lee, New Jersey (11/93 – 1997) / Practicing Physician

Shapiro Medical Group — Minneapolis, MN (1/94 – Present) / Medical Director

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Examiners – July 1980

Board Certified Diplomat in Internal Medicine – 9/82

Board Certified Diplomat in Emergency Medicine – 9/87

Board Certified in Hair Restoration Surgery – 9/99

 

MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES

American Medical Association

American College of Emergency Physicians

International Society of Hair Restoration Physicians

American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Italian Society of Hair Restoration

American Society of Laser Surgery

World Society of Hair Restoration

HONORS AND AWARDS

Phi Beta Kappa, Emory University

Archimedes Award for Excellence in Hair Restoration, Italian Society of Hair Restoration, 2000

Michelangelo Award for Hair Restoration, Italian Society of Hair Restoration, 2001

Italian Award for Ethics in Hair Restoration Surgery, Italian Society of Hair Restoration, 2003

Pioneer of the Month, International Society of Hair Restoration Forum, 2004

Golden Follicle Award (Lifetime Achievement Award), International Society of Hair Restoration, 2005

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS HELD IN MEDICAL SOCIETIES

Board of Governors International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 1999 – Current (2003)

Board of Governors American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 2000 – Current (2003)

Merck Physician Advisory Board on Propecia, 2000 – Current (2003)

Continuing Medical Education Committee (ISHRS), 2006

International Scientific Program Committee (Italian Society of HRS), 2006

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATIONS

University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology, Adjunct Assistant Professor (2005 – present)

MEDIA AND PUBLIC RECOGNITION

Television News — (NBC) KARE 11 News “Extra” Report on Hair Transplantation; aired 1995 and 1996.

Television — Live surgery demonstration on Italian National Television; Italian Hair Transplant Conference, June 1997

Book — “The Bald Truth” Author: Spencer Kobren. One of only seven physicians recommended for doing state-of-the-art techniques. Published 1998.

Book — “The Bald Truth for Women” Author: Spencer Kobren. One of only seven physicians recommended for doing state-of-the-art techniques. Published 2000.

Book — “The Hair Replacement Revolution: A Consumer’s Guide to Effective Hair Replacement Techniques” Authors: James Harris and Emanual Maritt. Published 2002.

RESEARCH AND PUBLISHED PAPERS

“Creating Naturalness and Density in Hair Transplantation”, Cosmetic Beauty Magazine, Winter 2004

“Hair Transplantation Past Present and Future”, Cosmetic Beauty Magazine, Spring 2004

Hair Transplantation in Women”, Cosmetic Beauty Magazine, Summer 2004

“Eyelash Transplantation”, Cosmetic Beauty Magazine, Fall 2004

“Hair Transplantation, 4th Edition”,Unger and Shapiro, Marcel Dekker Publisher, April 2004

“Hairline Design in Surgical Hair Restoration”, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, July 2004

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

“The Cosmetic Significance of Follicular Units vs. Small Mini Grafts Cut to Size in Hair Transplantation”, International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, December 1998

“Classification and Description of Follicular Unit Transplantation and Mini-Micrografting Techniques”, Journal of Dermatological Surgery and Oncology, September 1998

“Yield and Density with Megasessions”, Hair Transplant Forum, 1996

“Pearls in Megasessions”, International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, December 1995

SPEAKER AT MAJOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

(Lecturer / Live Demonstration Surgeries / Advanced Workshops / Live Patient Presentations)

1995

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Las Vegas, Nevada – September 1995

Live Surgery Demonstration – “Total Micrograft Megasession”

1996

Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – Orlando, Florida – January 1996

Speaker – “Look Before You Leap: An Approach to Megassesions”

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Orlando, Florida – February 1996

Speaker – “Pearls in Megasessions”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “The Technique of Megasessions and Micrografting”

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Rome, Italy – June 1996

Speaker – “Total Micrograft Megasessions: The Issues of Den

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Nashville, Tennessee – October 1996

Speaker – “Total Micrograft Megasessions: Maximizing Yield and Density”

Director of Workshop on “Total Micrograft Megasessions and Dense Packing”

1997

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology – San Francisco, California – January 1997

Speaker – “Total Micrograft Megasessions – Maximizing Results”

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Orlando, Florida – April 1997

Speaker – “Total Micrograft Megasessions: Maximizing Results”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Total Micrograft Megasession”

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Rome, Italy – June 1997

Speaker – “Total Small Graft Megasessions: Maximizing Yield, Density, and Naturalness”

Director of Beginners Course for Physicians

Live Surgical Demonstrations – “The Technique of Megasessions and Follicular Unit Micrografting”

Annual Meeting of Brazilian Society of Dermatology – Brazil – August 1997

Speaker – “Pearls of Megasessions and Dense Packing”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Barcelona, Spain – October 1997

Speaker – “Follicular Unit & Small Minigraft Megasessions: Maximizing Yield, Density, and Naturalness”

Speaker – “An Overview of Total Small Graft Megasessions for Beginners”

Director of Workshop on “Total Small Graft Megasessions using Follicular Units and Small Minigrafts”

Live Surgery Demonstration – “Follicular Unit Megasessions Using Back Light and Magnification”

1998

First Global Convocation on Hair Restoration Surgery – New Orleans, Louisiana – January 1998

Speaker – “Megasessions Using Follicular Units and Small Minigrafts: Maximizing Results”

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Orlando, Florida – March 1998

Speaker – “Megasessions Using Follicular Units and Small Minigrafts Cut to Size”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Total Follicular Unit Megasessions Using the Microscope”

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Rome, Italy – June 1998

Speaker – “Follicular Unit Megasessions: What the Beginner Should Know”

Speaker – “Cosmetic Significance of Follicular Units vs. Small Minigrafts Cut to Size”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Total Follicular Unit Megasessions”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Washington, D.C. – September 1998

Speaker – “Clinical Significance of Transection and Sebaceous Gland Damage in Graft Survival”

Director of Beginners Program

Director Advanced Workshop – “Small Graft Megasessions using Follicular Units and the Microscope”

Live Patient Presentation of Dr. Shapiro’s Patients

1999

First Annual Expert Teachers Conference on Hair Restoration – Guadalajara, Mexico – January 1999

Guest Surgeon Performing Live Demonstrations

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Orlando, Florida – March 1999

Speaker – “Megasessions Using Follicular Units and Small Minigrafts Cut to Size”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Total Follicular Unit Megasessions Using the Microscope”

Second Global Convocation on Hair Restoration Surgery – Palm Springs, California – April 1999

Speaker – “Megasessions Using Follicular Units and Small Minigrafts – Maximizing Results”

American Society of Dermatological Surgery – Miami Beach, Florida – May 1999

Speaker – “Potential Pitfalls of Total Follicular Unit Grafting”

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Paris, France – June 1999

Speaker – “Cosmetic Significance of Follicular Units vs. Small Minigrafts Cut to Size”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Total Follicular Unit Megasessions”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – San Francisco, CA – September 1999

Speaker – “Recreating the Lateral Hairline” or “Lateral Hump”

Speaker – “How to Begin Using the Microscope With Only One Microscope”

Director Advanced Workshop – “Creating an Undetectable Hairline in One Session Using Follicular Units”

Live Patient Presentation of Dr. Shapiro’s Patients

2000

Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Rome, Italy – January 2000

Speaker – “Creating a Natural Hairline with One Session”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Total Follicular Unit Megasession”

Second Annual Expert Teachers Conference on Hair Restoration – Guadalajara, Mexico – January 2000

Invited Surgeon Performing Live Surgical Demonstrations

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Orlando, Florida – March 2000

Speaker – “Creating a Natural Hairline with Follicular Units”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Total Follicular Unit Megasessions Using the Microscope”

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Istanbul, Turkey – June 2000Speaker – “Follicular Unit Transplantation: State of the Art”

Speaker – “Creating a Natural Hairline in One Session”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Kona, Hawaii – September 2000

Speaker – “Pearls on Placing Follicular Units”

Video Presentation of Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation

Live Patient Presentation of Dr. Shapiro’s Patients

2001

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Puerto Viarta, Mexico – October 2001

Speaker – “Hairline Design”

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Orlando, Florida – March 2001

Speaker – “Pearls on Placing Follicular Units”

Speaker – “Creating a Natural Hairline with Follicular Units”

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Barcelona, Spain – May 2001

Speaker – “Follicular Unit Transplantation: State of the Art”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Total Follicular Unit Megasession”

talian Society of Hair Restoration – Sicily, Italy – May 2001

Speaker – “Creating a Natural Hairline with One Session”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Total Follicular Unit Megasession”

First Live Korean Workshop on Hair Restoration – Seoul, Korea – April 2001

Speaker – “Creating a Natural Hairline”

Mediterranean Conference on Cosmetic Surgery – Barcelona, Spain – March 2001

Speaker – “Overview of Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation”

2002

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Orlando, Florida – March 2002

Speaker – “Creating a Natural Hairline with Follicular Units”

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – London, England – May 2002

Speaker – “State of the Art Lecture on Follicular Unit Transplantation”

Live Patient Presentation of Dr. Shapiro’s Patients

Greek Experts Meeting on Hair Restoration Surgery – Athens, Greece – June 2002

Speaker – “Hairline Design”

Speaker – “Lecture on Determining Density”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Chicago, Illinois – October 2002

Speaker – “Pearls on Placing Grafts and Making Incisions

Director of Hairline Design Workshop

Live Patient Presentation of Dr. Shapiro’s Patients

2003

Third Annual Expert Teachers Conference on Hair Restoration – Guadalajara, Mexico – February 2003

Guest Surgeon Performing Live Demonstrations

University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology – Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 2003

Grand Rounds Speaker to Dermatology Residents on State of the Art of Hair Transplantation

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Berlin, Germany – May 2003

State of the Art Lecture on Hairline Design

Live Surgical Demonstration- “Hairline Creation and Dense Packing Using FUT”

Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Rome, Italy – May 2003

Speaker – “State of the Art Lecture on Hairline Design”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – New York, New York – October 2003

Speaker – “Pearls on Placing Grafts and Making Incisions

Director of Advanced Hairline Design Workshop

Live Patient Presentation of Dr. Shapiro’s Patients

Second Annual Meeting of Society of Facial and Aesthetic Surgery – Las Vegas, Nevada – December 2003

Speaker – State of the Art Lecture on Follicular Unit Transplantation

2004

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology – Washington, D.C. – January 2004

Speaker – “Creating Density in the Recipient Area”

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Universal Studios, Florida – March 2004

Speaker – “Creating a Natural Hairline with Follicular Units”

Speaker – “The Recipient Area

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Creation and Dense Packing”

University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology – Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 2004

Grand Rounds Speaker to Dermatology Residents on State of the Art of Hair Transplantation

Japanese Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Tokyo, Japan – June 2004

Speaker – State of the Art Lecture on Follicular Unit Transplantation

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Creation and Dense Packing”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Vancouver, Canada – August 2004

Speaker – Graft Survival Workshop

Speaker – “Pearls on Creating Density using Dense Packing, Follicular Pairing, and Lateral Slits, etc.”

Director of Advanced Hairline Design Workshop

Director of Density Workshop

Live Patient Presentation of Dr Shapiro’s Patients

2005

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Disney World, Florida – March 2005

Speaker – “Creating a Natural Hairline with Follicular Units”

Speaker – “The Recipient Area”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Creation and Dense Packing”

University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology – Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 2005

Grand Rounds Speaker to Dermatology Residents on State of the Art of Hair Transplantation

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Brussels, Belgium – May 2005

Speaker – “State of the Art Lecture on Hairline Design”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Design and Dense Packing”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Sydney, Australia – August 2005

Speaker – “ Creating a Natural Hairline”

Director of Hairline Design Workshop

Director of Density Workshop

2006

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Disney World, Florida – March 2006

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Creation and Dense Packing”

University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology – Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 2006

Grand Rounds Speaker to Dermatology Residents on State of the Art of Hair Transplantation

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Zurich, Switzerland – July 2006

Speaker – “State of the Art Lecture on Hairline Design”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Design and Dense Packing”

Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Bari, Italy – July 2006

Speaker – “State of the Art Lecture on Hairline Design”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – San Diego, California – September 2006

Speaker – “ Megasessions vs. Super Megasessions for the Creation of Density”

Director of Hairline Design Workshop

Director of Advanced Course on Hair Transplantation

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Creation and Dense Packing”

ISHRS Eyelash Workshop – Los Angeles, California – September 2006 – CME Monitor

2007

World Association of Hair Transplant Surgery – Universal, Florida – March 2007

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Creation and Dense Packing”

University of Minnesota Department of Otolaryngology – Minneapolis, Minnesota – January 2007

Grand Rounds Speaker to Dermatology Residents on State of the Art of Hair Transplantation

Expert Teachers Conference on Hair Restoration – Guadalajara, Mexico – January 2007

Invited Surgeon Performing Live Surgical Demonstrations

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Paris, France – May 2007

Speaker – “State of the Art Lecture on Hairline Design”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Design and Dense Packing”

Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Bari, Italy – May 2007

Speaker – “State of the Art Lecture on Hairline Design”

Polish Society of Plastic Surgery – Warsaw, Poland – September 2007

Speaker – “State of the Art of Hair Transplantation”

Live Surgical Demonstration – “Hairline Creation and Dense Packing”

Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – Las Vegas, Nevada – September 2007

Director of Advanced Course on Hair Transplantation

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