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Matt L. Leavitt, DO

Location

Lake Faith Professional Center
260 Lookout Place Suite 103
Maitland, FL
United States
Phone: (407) 373-0700
Fax: (407) 333-2140
Status: 
Member
ISHRS Join Year: 
1993
ISHRS Annual Meetings Attended: 
14
Alternate Address(es) & Contact Information: 
Informational Paragraph: 

The winner of the 2002 International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Golden Follicle Award, Dr. Matt Leavitt has had a storied rise to international prominence in hair restoration as founder and medical director of Medical Hair Restoration (MHR), now merged with Bosley. He is a board-certified dermatologist and Diplomate of the ABHRS. 

 

An acknowledged authority on hair transplantation, Dr. Leavitt has developed and taught new techniques for hair replacement that enhance a natural appearance.  Surgeons from both the US and overseas have traveled to Orlando to study with Dr. Leavitt.  

 

He is one of the founders of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, where he first served as its first Vice President.    

 

As a clinical advisor for Merck, Dr. Leavitt was among the original physicians selected to study the effects of the hair-growth drug Propecia on hair transplantation.  He has been on the advisory boards of Pharmacia (now Johnson & Johnson), manufacturers of Rogaine as well as been a member of Procyte’s Board of Directors (now Photomedex) and the Clinical Advisory Boards for Bradley Pharmaceuticals and Allergan.   

 

In 2002 he was elected to the Board of Governors of the ISHRS, a position he held until 2008.  He has lectured both nationally and internationally on hair loss in men and women, and was a founding member and first Secretary of the Hair Foundation. Currently, Dr. Leavitt is the President of the Hair Foundation.

 

Dr. Leavitt is a founder and eighteenth-time Chairman of the Live Surgery Workshop which is designed to provide a comprehensive surgical overview of all aspects of hair transplantation as well as providing a forum for the development of research case studies.  Additionally, he is the Chairman of the Live Workshop Committee for the ISHRS and is a member of several committees, i.e. Continuing Medical Education (CME), Residency Programs, etc.  He also designed and chairs an ISHRS-approved Fellowship Training Program for hair restoration physicians.

 

Dr. Leavitt has authored numerous articles for dermatology, hair and cosmetic journals and has served three times as editor for special hair loss editions of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. 

 

A graduate of University of Michigan and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Leavitt performed his residency at Ohio University Grandview Medical Center.

Education, ISHRS Fellowship Training Programs, & Board Certifications: 
BOARD CERTIFICATION:
  • Fellow of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology - 1999
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery - 1998
  • Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology - 1991
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners - 1987

APPOINTMENTS AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS/ACHIEVEMENTS:

APPOINTMENTS

 

  • Hair Foundation 
    • Elected President                                                                                   2010
    • Elected Secretary                                                                                   2005-2010
    • Founding Member                                                                                 2005
  • NOVA Southeastern University (NSU-COM)                                                  2009-Present

         О   Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatology

  • University of Central Florida                                                                             2007-Present
    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatology
  • Lexington International                                                                         2006 - Present
    • Consultant/Medical Advisor
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)                           2005 - Present
    • CME Committee
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)                           2005 - Present
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Practice Diversification
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)                           2005 - Present
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Media Relations
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)                           2005 - Present
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Hair Council
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)                           2005 - Present
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Residency Programs
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)                           2005 - Present
    • Live Surgery Workshop Committee (Chair)
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)                           2005 - Present
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Hair Foundation (Co-Chair)

  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)                           2005
    • Strategic Task Force on Financial Security Initiative (Chair)
  • International Society for Applied Research in Aging                                      2005
    • Advisory Board
  • Hair Foundation 
    • Founding Member         and Current Secretary                                    2005
  • Photomedex
    • Advisory Board                                                                                        2005
  • Stieffel
    • Advisory Board                                                                                        2005
  • ISHRS
    • Appointed to CME Committee                                                             2003 – Present
  • Editor Monograph                                                                                                                     
    • Combining Medical and Surgery Therapy (Pfizer)                                2003
  • ISHRS                                                                                                                                         
    • Appointed to Board of Governors                                                        2002 - Present
  • Hair Transplant Fellowship Program – MHR
    • ISHRS Approved                                                                                  2003 – Present
    • ABHRS Approved                                                                                1997 – Present
    • Founder/Preceptor                                                                                 1993 – Present
  • Allergan
    • National Botox Training Preceptor                                                        2002 - Present
    • Advisory Board                                                                                                            
·University of Florida, Dermatology Residency Rotation Program
  • Appointed Clinical Faculty                                                                    2001
  • Editor Monograph                                                                                                                   
    • “Comprehensive Approach to Male Pattern Hair Loss (Merck)            2001
·Connetics
  • Advisory Board                                                                                     2000 - 2005
·DermFirst
  • Advisory Board                                                                                     1999 - 2004
·Merck
  • Clinical Advisory Board                                                                        1999 - Present
·The World Hair Society
  • Elected Chairman                                                                                  1998 - 2000
·Procyte
  • Board of Directors                                                                                 1998 - 2005
·ISHRS Live Workshop Committee
  • Chairman                                                                                                1997 - Present
·American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Founding Member/Elected Vice President                                            1997 - 2004
  • Live Surgery Workshop
    • Founder, Program Chair                                                                                    1995 - Present
·World Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • Elected Chairman                                                                                  1995
·American Hair Loss Council
  • Elected Vice President of the Credentialing Panel for

Hair Restoration Grievance Panel                                                             1995


  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
    • President                                                                                                            1995
    •  Program Chair                                                                                       1995
    • Preceptor                                                                                                1995
  • AOCD Dermatology Residency Program                                                                    
    • Preceptor                                                                                                1994 – 1997
·American Osteopathic College of Dermatology          
  • Elected Vice President                                                                          1993
  • Elected to the Board of Trustees                                                           1991
·Practice Profitability
  • Appointed to the Advisory Board                                                         1992

 

PROFESSIONAL HONORS/ACHIEVEMENTS

●   Smart Awards-Orlando                                                                                      2010

            Orlando Business of the Year Award

            ●   Smart Awards-Orlando

                        Finalist Orlando Business of the Year                                                            2009

  • Best Practice Award – Florida Medical Business                                             2004
  • ESHRS                
    • Italian Society of Hair Restoration                                                           2004
    • Lifetime Achievement Award (Live Surgery Workshop)                        2003
  • Physician Business Leadership - Florida Medical Business                            2003
  • Best Practice – Florida Medical Business
    • Award Significant Achievement                                                              2003
·International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • CME Committee                                                                                       2003
oWinner of Golden Follicle                                                                        2002
  • Elected to Board of Governors                                                                2002
  • Live Workshop Committee                                                                       2000
·Advanced Dermatology Cosmetic Surgery
  • Preceptor                                                                                                   1991
·American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • AOCD Daniel Koprince Award for the Presentation of:                                     1988
  • “A Selective Review of Xanthomas and their Relationship to

Dyslipoproteinemias”                                                                                                             

Memberships & Affiliations: 

PRIVILEGES/AFFILIATIONS:

  • Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida - April 2000 to April 2002
  • Orlando Regional Hospital, Orlando, Florida  - February 1992 to Present
  • Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, Florida  - January 1991 to July 2001

                                               

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Academy of Facial Plastics
  • American Academy for Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Association of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery
  • American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Florida Medical Society
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Society
  • Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
  • International Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • The Central Florida Society of Dermatology

Procedures Performed

Procedures: 
Burned scalp reconstruction
Ethnic hair
Eyebrows
Female hair restoration surgery
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for men
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for women
Mini-graft transplantation
Scar revision