Sanusi Umar, MD, Workshop Chairman

Sanusi Umar, MD, Fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology and diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology is an Associate Faculty at the David Geffen UCLA Dermatology Division and The Director of Cosmetic Dermatology at Harbor UCLA. With several groundbreaking hair surgery publications in peer-reviewed Journals, Dr. Umar holds several patents on innovative technologies that have enhanced the field of hair transplantation. He is a pioneer in the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method of hair transplantation with major contributions to the development of body hair transplants (BHT).

He recently invented a novel non-rotary FUE tool (Dr.UPunch Curl) specifically for enhanced success in the extraction of all Afro-textured hair, regardless of the tightness of hair curl or scalp skin thickness. Together with the rotary punch based Dr.Punch Rotor for scalp FUE and BHT, Dr. Umar has developed a system called the Dr.UGraft Revolution with which a successful FUE can be performed on all demographics, irrespective of scalp or hair types. These techniques have given Dr. Umar the expertise in successfully and consistently restoring and repairing patients who are typically considered impossible by conventional hair transplant standards — including cases of severe baldness, donor depleted hair transplant repair cases and Afro-textured hair with the curliest hair or unfavorable dermal characteristics.

Otavio Augusto Boaventura, MD

Otavio Augusto Boaventura, MD focuses on always reaching the satisfaction of his clients, approaching each case in a specific way. He achieves natural results using the main techniques of hair implantation available in the world. Dr. Otávio Boavenutra has been training in Altana, Georgia, using the advantages of the FUE technique in Brazil. He brought the PCID to Brazil.

He presented his pioneering work in the world in long-hair FUE at the World Congress of Hair Restoration in September 2016 in Las Vegas, USA, which he aims to allow patients from all over the world to benefit the FUE technique without the need to shave the head.

Milena Lardi, Technical Director

Milena Lardi is the Tricopigmentation Technical Director and trainer of the Beauty Medical system. This system has already obtained doctors’ and surgeons’ approval as a complementary or alternative technique to surgery or to pharmacological treatment (both topical and systemical). R&D on scalp pigmentation began in 2005 thanks to Italian and international partners. In 2002 Milena was proclaimed “the best Italian Aesthetician” in a popular Tv show and rewarded by Pippo Baudo. Since 2008 she has exclusively dealt with Tricopigmentation treatments and training specializations especially for qualified medical personnel.

Emorane Luponzula, MD

Dr. Emorane Lupanzula first built a very successful medical career as an exceptionally qualified acute emergency and general practice physician. He then went on to become internationally recognized for his life transforming hair transplantation results. Having qualified and trained in Europe and the U.S. with leading industry peers he now performs world-class hair restoration surgery for patients throughout the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the rest of the EU. Dr. Emorane Lupanzula has unquestionably made a name for himself as a highly sought after FUE hair doctor. He is one of a small handful of world leading specialists in the field of surgical hair restoration that are dedicated to performing follicular unit extraction by hand.

Charles O. Otieno, MD

Dr. Charles Otieno is the cosmetic Surgeon and Medical Director of Beaux Contours, Inc, and Beaux Surgery International. He received his medical training at the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine (UON), and thereafter moved to Los Angeles, California in 2001 to pursue his post-graduate training at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. He subsequently received extensive training, fellowships, and preceptorships at, Centers for Health Care Promotions, Beauty by Design, UCLA Julies Stein Eye Institute and Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute (LRVI) of Los Angeles in cosmetic surgery.

He has been practicing in Aesthetic Surgery within the greater Los Angeles area for Beaux Contours, Inc. Dr Otieno professional affiliations include but not limited to American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, American Academy for Anti-Aging, American Medical Association, International Society for Stem Cell Research. He is an associate of The Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of Los Angeles. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Medicine.

Jae Pak, MD

Jae Pak, MD graduated from the University of California Irvine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He then took a brief detour with the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico Virginia to pursue his love for aviation. He currently holds an FAA private pilot license and you may see him off the coast of Southern California looping and spinning in an aerobatic plane. As an engineer, he designed fiber optic illuminators and lighting systems that are used all over the world. Some of his (engineering) designs can be seen on the skyline of Las Vegas and stealth ships operated by the U.S. Navy. If you have a pool in your backyard that is equipped with a fiber optic lighting system, chances are Dr. Pak designed that very lighting system. Eventually, Dr. Pak went on to complete his medical training at the Medical College of Virginia. He is also a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and works 2 to 3 times a month at a trauma center in Downtown Los Angeles.

His interest in medicine crossed paths with Dr. William Rassman’s interest in engineering in 1997. Since then, the two have been pioneering hair transplant methods, automation, and instrumentation from the initial FUE techniques and tools to Hair Implanting Pen devices which are routinely used at NHI. He holds several U.S. Patents and has been intimately involved with innovative hair transplant surgical techniques incorporating new technology. Dr. Pak engineering work on U.S. Patent US6572625 in the late 1990’s with Dr. Rassman became the genesis of the Artas system for robotic hair transplant surgery.

Alejandro Gonzalez Quiroz, MD

Alejandro Gonzalez Quiroz, MD is a hair restoration surgeon specializing in the field of body hair restoration. He is also  CEO of MxCapilar, and medical director of BPerfect. Using FUE and BHT techniques, he carefully creates eyebrows and beards. Dr. Quiroz is an active member of the Ibero-Latin American Hair Transplant Society.

Dr. Quiroz is currently undertaking a master’s degree in Aesthetic Surgery at the Superior Institute of Studies in Medicine, following his graduate degree in medicine from the Westhill University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

William Rassman, MD

William Rassman, MD was educated in medicine and surgery at the Medical College of Virginia, the University of Minnesota, and Cornell Medical Centers. He did a cardiovascular fellowship with Dr. C.W. Lillehei, the man who invented modern heart surgery. He served in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of Major and served as a war surgeon in the Republic of Vietnam. The American Board of Surgery certified Dr. Rassman in 1976.

In 1992, Dr. Rassman founded the New Hair Institute (NHI) and quickly became a world leader in hair transplant technology enabling surgeons to perform hair transplants with large numbers of very small grafts in single surgeries that looked totally natural for the very first time. He presented his breakthroughs at medical meetings around the world and published them in medical journals and in textbooks. He developed a strong stance on the ethics as he condemned doctors using sales tactics. Dr. Rassman pioneered the large session hair transplants as he was the first to perform 2000, 3000 grafts and 4000 grafts in a single session. He pioneered The Follicular Unit Transplant (1995) and The Follicular Unit Extraction technology (2002).

Paul Rose, MD, JD

Paul Rose, MD, has over 20 years of experience in hair restoration surgery and is a recognized leader in the field. He is committed to the idea of striving for optimal results in every patient and doing so with professional honesty and integrity.

Dr. Rose is recognized internationally for achieving natural hair transplantation results. He has lectured widely, published and written numerous articles and book chapters; on dermatologic and hair restoration surgeries as well as medical therapies for hair loss in men and women. Dr. Rose has participated in clinical and basic science hair research and continues to do so.

Shadi Zari, MD, FRCP

Shadi Zari, MD, FRCP(C) is a Dermatologist, Cosmetic, and Hair Transplant Surgeon. Dr. Zari completed his residency training at McGill University in Dermatology where he received the Dermatology Clinical Research Award in 2009. He was trained in Hair Restoration at the University of Toronto. He also did a Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery fellowship and a Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship at McGill University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. He has co-written 3 chapters and is the DVD co-editor of the fifth edition of the Hair Transplantation textbook. Dr. Zari is the Medical Director of Beauty Elements Center for Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser, & Hair Transplantation. He is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Jeddah. He is also an Adjunct Professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he teaches dermatology residents hair loss treatments, scalp dermoscopy, PRP, and hair restoration surgery.

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