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Academic and Media Recognition

Dr. Ron Shapiro is one of the few physicians in the world to be the given awards from every major hair transplant society including the European Society of Hair Restoration, Japanese Society of Hair Restoration, Brazilian Society of Hair Restoration, Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery


GOLDEN FOLLICLE AWARD FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

In 2004, Dr. Ron Shapiro was honored with the Golden Follicle Award, given for “outstanding and significant clinical contribution in the field of hair restoration surgery.” It is considered one of the highest honors in the field with only one physician chosen by his or her peers each year.


CO-AUTHOR TEXTBOOK “HAIR TRANSPLANTATION” – Known as “The Bible” of Hair Transplantation

Dr. Ron Shapiro co-edited Hair Transplantation, the 4th edition in 2005 and the 5th Edition in 2010.This Textbook is often called the “Bible” of Hair Transplantation. It is used as a textbook by physicians learning the art and science of hair transplantation.


KARE 11 NEWS EXTRA!

Minneapolis-based KARE 11 News did a report on hair transplantation that featured Dr. Ron Shapiro and a live surgery demonstration on a patient at the International Society of air Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) annual meeting in Las Vegas.


“GUEST OF HONOR” – EUROPEAN SOCIETY HAIR SURGERY

Dr. Ron Shapiro was chosen to be the guest of honor at the 10-year anniversary of the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgeries. The first physician to receive this honor, Dr. Shapiro was recognized for his dedication to the field in teaching and performing live surgery demonstrations at every European conference.

 


“GUEST OF HONOR” – BRAZILAN SOCIETY HAIR SURGERY

In 2014 Dr. Shapiro was chosen as guest of honor at the 8th Brazilian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for his contribution to educating physicians and improving the field over the past 15 years.


THE “HAIRLINE MASTER”

Dr. Shapiro developed many of the modern Principles & Techniques of Hairline Design. He wrote the “landmark article” on creating natural hairlines used by physicians learning the Art of Hairline Design. expertise in hairline design has led Dr. Ron Shapiro to being named either chairman or guest speaker for the Hairline Workshop at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) over 15 times in 20 years.

“Principles and Techniques Used to Create a Natural Hairline”
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, 2004 and 2013


“THE BALD TRUTH” – Consumer Guide Book

The book The Bald Truth (published by Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Shuster) recognizes Shapiro Medical Group’s physicians to be among the top 10 in the world who specialize in Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. The 200-page paperback, sold as “The first complete guide to preventing and treating hair loss,” was written by Spence Kobren, founder of the AMERICAN HAIR LOSS COUNCIL.


“THE HAIR REPLACEMENT REVOLUTION” – Consumer Guide Book

Dr. James Harris’s Past President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) wrote the book The Hair Replacement Revolution: A Consumer’s Guide to Effective Hair Replacement Techniques. In this book, he recommends Dr. Shapiro & SMG Physicians among only 21 other physicians in the United States performing hair transplantation surgery.


AMERICAN MEDICAL REVIEW” – TV

The American Medical Review shot a documentary to be aired on educational television featuring The Shapiro Medical Group Physicians.


“THE DIARY OF A BALDING MAN” – SHORT FILM

“Diary of a Balding Man” is the story of Brian’s experience of losing and then regaining his hair. Brian is a film producer and winner of the United Kingdom Bafta Film Award for best new producer/director in film (the equivalent of the Oscar in the U.S).


“MICHELANGELO AWARD” FROM THE ITALIAN SOCIETY

Dr. Ron Shapiro was awarded the Michelangelo Award from the Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHR). He has visited Italy nine times to lecture and perform live surgical demonstrations at ISHR conferences. He has also received three other awards of recognition from the Italian Society.


PIONEER OF THE MONTH

In 2004, Dr. Ron Shapiro was named Pioneer of the Month in the journal, Hair Transplant Forum, the principle publication of the field of hair transplantation.


BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY (ISHRS) 6 YEARS

The ISHRS is the main society for hair transplantation in the world. Dr. Shapiro was voted by his peers to serve on the Board of Governors for the ISHRS. He served from 1998 to 2004. All the physicians who work at SMG are members of the ISHRS


BOARD OF GOVERNORS AMERICAN BOARD OF HAIR RESTORATIONS SURGERY [ABHRS] FROM 2010 TO 2015

The ABHRS is the primary board for testing and certifying that physicians are qualified in the art and science of hair restoration Dr. Shapiro was voted by his peers to serve on the ABHRS from 2010 to 2015. All the physicians who work at SMT are members of the ABHRS.


BOARD OF GOVERNORS WORLD FUE INSTITUTE [WFI] 2015-2018

The WFI is a modern institute that promotes and teaches the most modern methods of FUE. Its founding members are among the most innovative and advanced FUE Surgeons in the world.


FELLOW OF THE ISHRS (FISHRS)

The Fellow of the ISHRS category is a recent honor that can be achieved by physicians who have demonstrated significant teaching/writing / and serving to help spread the educations of hair transplantation. All the physicians who work at SMG are Fellows of the ISHRS

Peer Recognition

Peer Recognition is one of the highest forms of praise. Physicians from around the world come to train at SMG and many have their own procedures performed at our clinic. Her are what other well known hair transplant surgeons from around the world say about Shapiro.


“It is a pleasure to write about Dr. Shapiro. He is one of the true leaders and driving forces in the field of Follicular Unit Transplantation. As President of the European Society of Hair Restoration I have personally asked him to lecture at every European conference we have had since its inception. Not only has he lectured but he has also performed live surgical demonstrations sharing his technique.”

– PATRICK FRECHET, MD, Hair Transplant Surgeon—Paris, France,
Past President of the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Past President World Society of Hair Restoration


“Dr. Shapiro has an eye for detail, results that we all aspire too, and the ability to logically teach the nuances of the field. When we look Dr. Shapiro will be known as one of the true leaders in the field.”

– RUSSEL KNUDSON, MD, Hair Transplant Surgeon — Sydney, Australia,
Past President of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Winner Golden Follicle Award 2000


“I first visited Dr Shapiro back in 1996. He was one of the few physicians sharing and teaching the details of how to do follicular unit transplantation. He had a large affect on how I perform the technique. After meeting him I invited him to speak at the Brazilian Dermatology Meeting the next year. The field owes him lot.”

– ARTUR TYKOSINKSI, MD, Hair Transplant Surgeon—San Paulo, Brazil,
Chairman of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Meeting 2008


“I first came to know Dr. Shapiro at his live surgery demonstration he gave as the honored guest at the annual Japans Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in 2002. That was when I decide to have my hair transplant by him as well as visit him at his clinic in the U.S.A. I have read his textbook Hair Transplantation. He has truly inspired me to be the ONE and ONLY like himself.”

– MASAHISA NAGAI, MD, Hair Transplant Surgeon — Tokyo, Japan,
Past President Japanese Society of Hair Restoration Surgery


“I Don’t Think You Will Find A Single Other Clinic That Takes As Much Time With Each Patient”

– DR GLEN CHARLES Hair Transplant Surgeon, Miami, Florida,
Past President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)


“I have known Dr. Shapiro since 1991 and consider him one of the international leaders in the field. I have watched him bring live patients with fantastic results to conferences year after year. When I formed the Annual Teachers Meeting, we invited experts from around the world to exchange ideas, he was one of the first invited.”

– ARTURO SANDAVAL, MD, Hair Transplant Surgeon—Guadalajara, Mexico,
Board of Governors International Society of Hair Restoration Founder International Teacher Conference in Hair Restoration Surgery

Patient Testimonials and Online Reviews

A new phenomenon that has developed in the last 10 years is Internet forums and online reviews where patients share their experiences. SMG has one of the best reputations within the Internet community. Many of SMG’s patients have posted their photos and told their stories online. Below are links to some of their photo albums and stories.

MY FUE & FUT STORY (Dr. Ron Shapiro & Dr Josephitis)

"I won't go into the details of the surgery itself as people already know how well run and immaculate this setup at Shapiro Medical Group is. One improvement that I liked over my prior experience here in 2004 is that when they inject your scalp with numbing meds, they also use a vibrating instrument that "confuses" the nerves and reduces the pain significantly."

- Fortune11
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=5921&forum_id=3)


THE TRANSFORMATION OF NN (Dr. Ron Shapiro)

"I am very happy with the results.  The hairline is extremely natural as I think you'll agree as evident by the pics.  The scar is great--difficult to photo so the SMG family still supports me and is always professional."

- NervousNelly
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=168&forum_id=3)


MY EXPERIEINCE WITH SHAPIRO MEDICAL GROUP. (Dr. Ron Shapiro)

"I had just over 3200 grafts via strip on Feb-3 of 2015... The experience in the clinic was nothing like my previous 2 procedures... The honesty from the doctor (clipping my existing hairs), short term loss for a long term gain... The staff triple checking their work... The detail of Dr. Ron and his team was amazing..."

- Loci
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=5989&forum_id=3)


TRANSPLANT WITH DR. JOSEPHITIS

My experience has been exceptional; I'd like to say to anyone considering SMG that you won't be disappointed if my experience is anything to go by.  I'll post regular updates on my progress, I feel it's the least I can do to get the word out about Dr. Joe.  Thank you to everyone at SMG and the forums for all the information which helped me make an informed decision.

- Crudance2006
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=5536&for)


I JUST GOT BACK FROM SHAPIRO MEDICAL GROUP

Well I just arrived home after spending three days in Minneapolis at Shapiro Medical Group. And first let me tell you that I was immensely impressed with the skill, dedication, professionalism, and more importantly the friendliness of everyone, from the staff to Dr. Paul.

- Iscula
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=2482&forum_id=3)


REPAIR STORY WITH SMG

I would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to Dr Shapiro for all his hard work and dedication in making my dreams come true. You truly are the greatest man I've ever met in my entire life you were born with a gift and im just so glad I got the pleasure of you using it on me, in my humble opinion based on all the research I did before you agreed to do the pro bono work and my own experience ive had with you, you are definitely the greatest hair transplant surgeon on the planet today and as well as that you have now become a good friend and id like to wish you all the best for the future.

- Bullitnut
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=65&forum_id=3)


DR. RON SHAPIRO / 1577 GRAFTS FUT

Distance and money (even if i'm not rich) was not a problem, because i wanted the best HT as possible for me and put all the chances in my side. Everyone took care of me during the surgery. Everything was perfect, Janna helped me during all my trip and always answers to my questions, a big thanks to her !!

- Cloud
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=1122&forum_id=3)


MY HT EXPERIENCES WITH SHAPIRO MEDICAL GROUP

I am now one year post my FUE procedure. Here are my photos. I remain very pleased with the results. Note that I stopped taking Fin several months ago. I did not have sides, however, I was just not comfortable taking it any more. In looking back through my photos I am not convinced it did much for me. I do realize that increases the chance that I might need additional work done in the future, but it was just a personal decision that I made.

- Orlhair
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=1875&forum_id=3)


HAIR TRANSPLANT JOURNEY PART 2

So here I am in the present a couple of weeks away from booking an appointment with Janna and Big Ron at SMG after meeting them both in London, for me it was between 2 candidates both do exceptional work but I just thought from a totally natural viewpoint Sir Ron had the edge-that is purely my opinion though. I am excited this time as I know it's the right choice and my hope is to showcase my results in the UK and help others to themselves make the right choices. SMG have been nothing but 100% supportive and approachable in EVERY respect and I know that the good Doc will not rest unless I am 100% happy with my look.

- Masher
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=693&forum_id=3)


I had about 2,000 grafts placed  by Dr. Ron Shapiro and the grafts were mostly used along my frontal hairline, with some being reserved to cover a scar within my hairline above my ear. I'm was nervous as hell, but also very assured that I've chosen the best doctor and the best clinic for my needs. He has multiple hairline examples that are exactly what I'm looking for, so he's a great match for me IMO. I'll keep you all posted during my recovery. I can tell you that so far, everyone at the clinic has been amazingly nice. They are definitely very customer focused. Janna, Matt, Dr. Ron and the rest of them are top-notch in my book. I'm looking forward to being another one of their success stories. Here are my surgery pictures.

- Mike T.
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=5001&forum_id=3)


SHAPIRO MEDICAL GROUP, MY HAIR TRANSPLANT EXPERIENCE

I would without any doubt say that if you choose to have a HT with SMG that you will have a great experience and receive a world class result.

- Big Mac
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=4&forum_id=3?id=4&forum_id=3)


GOING FOR REPAIR AT SHAPIRO MEDICAL GROUP

I felt comfortable with him and I liked his plan. I also need to highly commend Matt Zupan, for the absolute patience in dealing with me. Since contacting them (almost two years) he has been fantastic. I think the choice to have a hair transplant is a SERIOUS choice, and I made poor ones (although with help from the industry). Choosing a Doctor for repair is an even more serious choice, as repair patient's often have one last chance to "look normal" if you will.

- Thincity
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=2404&forum_id=3)


FUE 2553/5562

One last note: I was in heavy contact with Matt Zupan this past year and a half and if you've had the opportunity to speak with him, then you'll know that he's super easy to talk to and I couldn't be happier with my communications. Likewise, Janna Shafer has been very helpful post-op, taking my texts/calls in the evening & weekend hours -- if either of you two happen to read this, then I thank you very much for your hard work.

- Donnyj
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=5963&forum_id=3)


Baxter: 6749 GRAFTS, 2 SURGERIES - Dr Paul Shapiro

Everyone at SMG was great from the consult to the final procedure. Dr. Paul answered all my questions thoroughly, took a lot of time with me, and showed me lots of photos of other patients similar to me. He also gave me names of other SMG patients who I could speak with.

- Baxter
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=1358&forum_id=3)


SMG 2901 Grafts Strip

All the staff are awesome, so friendly and helpful with nothing being too much trouble. They will bend over backwards to help and truly care about your welfare.

- Xmen
(http://www.hairlossexperiences.com/view_topic.php?id=1696&forum_id=3)