David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS
Dr. David Josephitis is a full time hair restoration surgeon working with both men and women suffering from hair loss. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS).
After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois, Dr. Josephitis spent a year at the University of Amsterdam focusing on biology and foreign studies. He earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Then, immediately following his Internal Medicine training at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, and after becoming board certified in Internal Medicine, he began his specialty training in Hair Transplantation Surgery. Working under the direction of Dr. Matt Leavitt, the Founder and Medical Director of Medical Hair Restoration, Dr. Josephitis completed the MHR fellowship in Hair Transplantation Surgery. This was one of the few ISHRS recognized fellowships in the specialty. After over five years of experience in the full - time practice of hair restoration, Dr. Josephitis joined the practice of Shapiro Medical Group in Minneapolis, MN with Drs. Ron and Paul Shapiro.
Dr. Josephitis was drawn to hair transplantation because it is one of the few specialties that requires both an analytical and an aesthetic mind. "I have always enjoyed creating," he said, "hair transplant surgery gives me the unbelievable opportunity to actually recreate a person's physical appearance and, at the same time, help improve their overall sense of confidence and self esteem." The basis from which Dr. Josephitis draws his medical philosophy has always been to be a great surgeon in addition to an outstanding physician. "I believe there is a benefit in a hair transplant surgeon having both a medical and surgical background," he stated, "As a surgeon, I can give the patient the most natural looking transplant the industry has to offer. As a physician, I get to enjoy great relationships with my patients as their hair loss specialist. And, with my background in Internal Medicine, I can assure the patient that he or she is an appropriate surgical candidate." For Dr. Josephitis, the most satisfying aspect of being a hair transplant surgeon is relieving his patients of the burden they feel when losing their hair. "Hair loss is a serious and troubling issue that many deal with on a daily basis," he said, "I enjoy taking this strain and concern out of a person's life and making their hair a non-issue.
In addition to being a diplomate of the ABHRS, Dr. Josephitis is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). He has also lectured and performed surgeries at the society's live surgery workshops. At these ISHRS - sponsored workshops, beginners and advanced surgeons alike get a chance to learn and perfect the art and science of the specialty.
Diplomate: American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
Diplomate: American Board of Internal Medicine
Hair Restoration Surgery Fellowship: Orlando, FL
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
American Osteopathic Association