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Melvin L. Mayer, MD, FISHRS

Location

12264 El Camino Real Suite 404
San Diego, CA
United States
Phone: (858) 793-1577
Fax: (858) 759-4949
Status: 
Fellow
Diplomate - ABHRS
ISHRS Join Year: 
1993
ISHRS Annual Meetings Attended: 
19
Alternate Address(es) & Contact Information: 
Informational Paragraph: 

Dr. Mayer received his BA and Medical Degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California. He completed one year surgery residency at Loma Linda and was a member of the LLU School of Medicine Heart Team to Athens Greece.

 

Dr. Mayer completed his residency in Family Practice at Florida Hospital Medical Center and was the Chief of Staff at Florida Hospital in Altamonte Springs. He served several years as Chairman of the Board of South Seminole Community Hospital. He completed his Hair Restoration Fellowship with Dr. Leavitt at Medical Hair Restoration.

 

Dr. Mayer has authored multiple articles in medical journals and magazines. He has presented scientific findings before the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He has also appeared on national television as an expert in the treatment of hair loss. He has authored chapters in "HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY" (4th Ed. and 5th Ed; Unger/Shapiro).

 

Dr. Melvin Mayer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is an Oral Examiner and is on the Examination Committee of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He has been President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and is one of the founding members of the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners.

 

In 2004, he won of the Platinum Follicle Award from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). The Platinum Follicle Award was presented to Dr Mayer by the ISHRS recognizing outstanding research.

 

Dr. Mayer has written a handful of medical book publications. He has also written dozens of medical and secular journal articles and given even more presentations and lectures.  Dr. Mayer has made many television appearances over the last 15 years. He currently practices at the Bosley Medical surgical office in San Diego.

 

Education, ISHRS Fellowship Training Programs, & Board Certifications: 

EDUCATION

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, Ca. Doctor of Medicine 1973.

Loma Linda University, Riverside, Ca. B.A., Chemistry, 1970.

Honors: Magna cum laude

Activities: Class President 1967-68, 1968-69

Thunderbird Academy, Scottsdale Ariz., 1966.

Honors: Summa cum laude

 

Board Certification

            Diplomat American Board of Family Practice 1976-2007

            Diplomat American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery 1998

Recertified 2008

 

Memberships & Affiliations: 
  • Exam Committee American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Oral Examiner American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Treasurer American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery - 2004
  • Secretary American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery – 2005
  • Vice President American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery – 2006
  • President American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery – 2007
  • Scientific Committee 7th-17th Annual Live Surgery Workshop Orlando
  • Founding Member American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Member Awards Committee International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery ISHRS
  • Program Chair 19th Annual Scientific Meeting International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 2011
  • Recipient of Two Research Grants ISHRS 1998 and 2000
  • Platinum Follicle Award Winner ISHRS 2004
  • World Hair Society previous Board Member
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
Publications & Presentations: 

MEDICAL BOOK PUBLICATIONS:

  • Mayer ML. The Anterior Temporal Area, Unger WP, Shapiro R, Unger R, Unger M, eds. Hair Transplantation, 5th ed. London: Informa Healthcare, 2011: 382-386.
  • Mayer ML. Evaluation of Scalp Elasticity, Unger WP, Shapiro R, Unger R, Unger M, eds. Hair Transplantation, 5th ed. London: Informa Healthcare, 2011: 267-270.
  • Mayer ML. Hair Transplantation in Black Patients, Unger WP, Shapiro R, Unger R, Unger M, eds. Hair Transplantation, 5th ed. London: Informa Healthcare, 2011: 431-435.
  • Mayer ML. Hair Transplantation in Patients of African Descent, Unger WP, Shapiro R, eds. Hair Transplantation, 4th ed. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2004: 595-602.
  • Mayer ML. Temporal Points classification and Surgical Techniques, Unger WP, Shapiro R, eds. Hair Transplantation, 4th ed. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2004: 584-591.
  • Mayer ML. Mayer’s Study Comparing FU Growth with Different Planting Densities, Unger WP, Shapiro R, eds. Hair Transplantation, 4th ed. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2004: 267.

 

MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • “Intraoperative Measurement of Donor Closure Tension: Maximizing Donor Width and Minimizing Scarring,” Mayer ML, Yee T, Hair Transplant International Forum, Vol. 19, No. 6, Nov./Dec. 2009, pg 20.
  • “Scalp Elasticity Scale,” Mayer ML, Pauls T, Hair Transplant International Forum, Vol. 15, No. 4, July/Aug 2005, pg. 42-45.
  • “Temporal Points Classification and Surgical Techniques,” Mayer ML, ESHRS Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, Winter 2003.
  • “Follicular Regeneration Study of Bisected and Transected follicular Units Observed Individually Over at Least One Hair Cycle,” Mayer ML, Hair Transplant Forum International, Vol. 12, No. 3, May/June 2002.
  • “Temporal Points: Classification and Surgical Techniques for Aesthetic Results,” Mayer ML, Perez-Mesa D, Hair Transplant Forum International, Vol. 12, No. 4, July/Aug 2002.
  • “Managing the Donor Area to Minimize Scarring,” Mayer ML, Perez-Mesa D,International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pgs. 121-126.
  • “Finasteride Fact or Fiction,” Mayer ML, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons The Forum, Vol. 8, Jan/Feb 1998.
  • “Finasteride and New Hair Growth,” Mayer ML, International Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery, vol. 3, No. 2, Dec. 1995, Pgs 146-147.

 

SECULAR JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • “Finasteride,” Mayer ML, Tiempo Spanish National Magazine, Nov., 1997.
  • “Search for and Seizures of Hair Restoration Surgery,” Mayer ML, Las Vegas Magazine, Spring Issue, 1996.
  • “Rogaine,” Featured in San Diego Union Tribune, April, 1996.
  • “Nipping and tucking,” Forbes, Dec. 4, 1995, Pgs. 290-293.
  • “Hair Loss in Women,” Mayer ML, Las Vegas Asian Times, 1996.
  • “Hair Stuff,” Mayer ML, Las Vegas Asian American times, 1996.
  • “The Frechet Extender,” Mayer ML, Las Vegas Asian American Times, 1995.
  • “Surgeons Lose Hair Too,” Mayer ML, Las Vegas Asian American Times, 1995.

 

Presentations and Papers

  • Measurement of Intraoperative Donor Closure Tension, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, 17th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, March 16-19, 2011.
  • Donor Estimation and Scalp Elasticity, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 16th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, April 7-10, 2010.            
  • Donor Harvesting and Closure, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 16th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, April 7-10, 2010.
  • Male Hair Loss Consultation Panel, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 16th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, April 7-10, 2010.
  • Donor Closure and Trichophytic Closure, Moderator, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 16th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, April 7-10, 2010.
  • Scalp Elasticity and Wound Closure Tension, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 16th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, April 7-10, 2010.
  • Special Cases, Moderator, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 16th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, April 7-10, 2010.
  • Temporal Points, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 16th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, April 7-10, 2010
  • Minimizing Scaring by Measuring Intraoperative Closure Tension, Advanced Review Course, International Society of Hair Surgery, 17th Annual Scientific Meeting, Amsterdam, July 22-26, 2009.
  • Hair Density, Dense Packing and Graft Survival Panel, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 15th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, April 15-19, 2009.
  • Temporal Points, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 15th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, April 15-19, 2009.
  • Donor Strip Harvesting, Moderator, International Society of Hair     Restoration Surgeons, 16th Annual Scientific Meeting, Montreal, Sept. 6, 2008.
  • Mayer Donor Elasticity Scale,  International Society of Hair     Restoration Surgeons, 16th Annual Scientific Meeting, Montreal, Sept. 6, 2008.
  • Hair Transplant Donor Site Wound Closure Tension and the Effects of Age, Scalp Elasticity, and Donor Width, Mayer and Yee, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, 16th Annual Scientific Meeting, Montreal, Sept. 6, 2008.
  • Donor Strip Harvesting, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, 14th Annual Orlando Live Surgery Workshop, April 3-5, 2008.
  • Temporal Points, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, 14th Annual Orlando Live Surgery Workshop, April 3-5, 2008.
  • Special Cases Moderator, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, 14th Annual Orlando Live Surgery Workshop, April 3-5, 2008.
  • Host, Operating surgeon Live Surgery via Satellite, Eyebrow Transplantation, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, Sept. 26-30, 2007.
  • Basics Course – Co-Chair workshop And Faculty, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, Sept. 26-30, 2007.
  • Faculty Testmanship for American board of Hair Restoration Surgery Oral Exam, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, Sept. 26-30, 2007.
  • Scalp Elasticity, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, 13th Annual Orlando Live Surgery Workshop, March 7-10, 2007.
  • Beard Transplantation, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, 13th Annual Orlando Live Surgery Workshop, March 7-10, 2007.
  • Dense Packing with Sagital vs. coronal Recipient Sites, International Society of Hair Surgeons 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, Oct. 18-22, 2006.
  • Host Live Surgery vie Satellite, Scar Repair in Eyebrow and Temporal Points, International Society of Hair Surgeons 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, Oct. 18-22, 2006.
  • Testmanship for Preparation for American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Society of Hair Surgeons, 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, Oct. 18-22, 2006.
  • Faculty Advanced Seminar in Hair Restoration, Special Cases, International Society of Hair Surgeons, 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, Oct. 18-22, 2006.
  • Award Winning Poster, Scalp Elasticity Data in 335 Patients, International Society of Hair Surgeons, 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, Oct. 18-22, 2006.
  • Donor Closure Different Techniques, 12th Annual International Society of Hair Surgeons Live surgery Workshop Orlando, March 15-18, 2006.
  • Special Cases: Hair Transplantation in Other Areas than Scalp, 12th Annual International Society of Hair Surgeons Live surgery Workshop Orlando, March 15-18, 2006.
  • Temporal Points- Surgical Coordinator, 12th Annual International Society of Hair Surgeons Live surgery Workshop Orlando, March 15-18, 2006.
  • Beard Case – Surgical Coordinator, 12th Annual International Society of Hair Surgeons Live surgery Workshop Orlando, March 15-18, 2006.
  • Conflict Resolution Panel, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, August 24-28, 2005.
  • Graft Density Production Curve with Dense Packing, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, August 24-28, 2005.
  • Borrowing from the Best of the Best for Hairline Design, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, August 24-28, 2005.
  • Temple Design, Advanced Review Course in Hair Restoration Surgery, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, August 24-28, 2005.
  • Donor Area, Workshop Course, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, August 24-28, 2005.
  • Mayer-Pauls Scalp Elasticity Scale Used to Maximize donor tissue with Minimal Scarring, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, August 11-15, 2004.
  • Patient Consultation and Selection, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, August 11-15, 2004.
  • Graft Density Yield Curve Part I and II, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, August 11-15, 2004.
  • Transplanting Temporal Points, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, August 11-15, 2004.
  • Scalp Elasticity and Donor Harvesting, 10th Annual International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop Orlando March 10-13, 2004.
  • Hairline Design, 10th Annual International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop Orlando March 10-13, 2004.
  • Temporal Points, 10th Annual International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop Orlando March 10-13, 2004.
  • KMP Digital Video Scope, 10th Annual International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop Orlando March 10-13, 2004.
  • Graft Density Yield and Dense Packing, 10th Annual International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop Orlando March 10-13, 2004.
  • Donor and Graft Preparation, Beginner’s Workshop, 11th Annual Meeting ISHRS, Oct. 15-19, 2003, New York.
  • Temporal Points – Hair Line Design, Advanced Review Course in Hair Restoration, 11th Annual Meeting ISHRS, Oct. 15-19, 2003, NY.
  • Graft Density Yield Curve, 11th Annual Meeting ISHRS, Oct. 15-19, 2003, New York.
  • Mayer-Pauls Scalp Elasticity Scale, Drs., Mayer and Pauls, 11th Annual Meeting ISHRS, Oct. 15-19, 2003 New York.
  • Temporal Points Classification and Surgical Techniques, 11th Annual Meeting ISHRS, Oct. 15-19, 2003, New York.
  • Mayer-Pauls Scalp Elasticity Scale, 6th Annual Congress and Live Workshop, European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, May 29-June 1, 2003, Berlin.
  • Congress and Live Workshop, ESHRS, May 29-June 1, 2003, Berlin.
  • Orlando Scientific Studies 2003, Moderator, 6th Annual Congress and Live Workshop, ESHRS, May 29-June 1, 2003, Berlin.
  • Temporal Points Classification – Surgical Techniques and Complications, 9th Annual ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop, March 5-8, 2003, Orlando.
  • Hair Transplantation in Patients of African Descent, 9th Annual ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop, March 5-8, 2003, Orlando.
  • Donor Area, 9th Annual ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop, March 5-8, 2003, Orlando.
  • Moderator Surgical Pearls, 9th Annual ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop, March 5-8, 2003, Orlando.
  • Extended Evaluation of Follicular Regeneration of Transected Follicles Near the Bulge Versus at the Bulb, 8th annual Live Surgery Workshop, March 2002, Orlando.
  • Temporal Points – Artistry and Techniques – Proposed Classification, 8th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, March 5-8, 2002, Orlando.
  • Graft Density Yield Curve, 8th Annual ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop, March 5-8, 2002, Orlando.
  • Hair Line Design Panel, 8th Annual ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop, March 5-8, 2002, Orlando.
  • Follicular Regeneration, 8th Annual ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop, March 5-8, 2002, Orlando.
  • Donor Preservation – Surgical Techniques, Beginner’s Workshop, 10th Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, October 9-13, 2002, Chicago.
  • Temporal Points – Artistry   and Techniques, 10th Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, October 9-13, 2002, Chicago.
  • Orlando Lives Surgery Study Presentation of Data, 10th Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, October 9-13, 2002, Chicago.
  • Graft Density Yield Curve, 4th Annual Congress European Society of Hair Surgeons, May 30-June 3, 2001, Barcelona.
  • Preserving Donor Area, 4th Annual congress ESHRS, May 30-June 3, 2001, Barcelona.
  • Moderator: Recipient Area: Using Variety of Grafts, 4th Annual Congress ESHRS, May 30-June 3, 2001, Barcelona.
  • Transection Critique, 4th Annual Congress ESHRS, May 30-June 3, 2001, Barcelona.
  • Customized Mixed Grafting, 4th Annual Congress ESHRS, May 30-June 3, 2001, Barcelona.
  • Beard and Mustache Transplantation, 4th Annual Congress ESHRS, May 30-June 3, 2001, Barcelona.
  • Unique Techniques for Transplantation in African American Patients, 4th Annual Congress ESHRS, May 30-June 3, 2001, Barcelona.
  • Extended Evaluation of Follicular Regeneration of Transected Follicles Near the Bulge Versus the Bulb, WHS/ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop February 21-24, 2001, Orlando.
  • Hair Transplantation in the African American, WHS/ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop, February 21-24, 2001, Orlando.
  • Combination Grafting, 1st Annual Korean workshop for Hair Transplantation, April 28-29, 2001, Tague, Korea.
  • Preparation and Procedure for Strip Removal, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, November 30-December 4, 2000, Hawaii.
  • Transaction, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, November 30-December 4, 2000, Hawaii,
  • Graft Density Survival Curve, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, November 30-December 4, 2000, Hawaii.
  • Follicular Regeneration Study, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, November 30-December 4, 2000, Hawaii.
  • Special Surgery Cases Moderator: 6th Annual WHS Live Surgery Workshop, March 1-4, 2000, Orlando.
  • Mustache Transplantation, 6th Annual WHS Live Surgery Workshop, March 1-4, 2000, Orlando.
  • Pearls- Female Patient, 6th Annual WHS Live Surgery Workshop, March 1-4, 2000, Orlando.
  • Corrective Pearls, 6th Annual WHS Live Surgery Workshop, March 1-4, 2000, Orlando.
  • Follicular Regeneration Follow-up, 6th Annual WHS Live surgery Workshop, March 1-4, 2000, Orlando.
  • Follicular Regeneration, 3rd Annual Congress ESHRS, June 22-25, 2000, Istanbul.
  • Hair Transplantation in Patients of African Descent, 3rd Annual Congress ESHRS, June 22-25, 2000, Istanbul.
  • Corrective Surgery, 3rd Annual Congress ESHRS, June 22-25, 2000, Istanbul.
  • Complications in Hair Transplantation Surgery, 3rd Annual Congress ESHRS June 22-25, 2000 Istanbul.
  • A Potpourri o Useful Ideas for the Hair Replacement Surgeon: Moderator, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting of the ISHRS, October 20-24, 1999, San Francisco.
  • Updates on the Scientific Studies Introduced at the World Hair Society Spring Live Surgery Workshop, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting of the ISHRS, October 20-24, 1999, San Francisco.
  • Use of Video Microscope in Consultation, 5th Annual World Hair Society Live Surgery Workshop, March 2-5, 1999, Orlando.
  • Ethnic Considerations in Hair Transplantation, 5th Annual World Hair Society Live Surgery Workshop, March 2-5, 1999, Orlando.
  • Use of Bisected Hair in the Frontal Hairline, 2nd Annual Live Workshop and Congress ESHRS, May 27-30, 1999, Paris.
  • Follicular Regeneration: Two Hairs from One, 2nd annual Live Workshop and congress ESHRS, May 27-30, 1999, Paris.
  • Preliminary Review of the Live Surgery Workshop Case Studies for Drs. Leavitt and Perez-Mesa, 2nd annual Live Workshop and congress ESHRS, May 27-30, 1999, Paris.
  • Finasteride: Moderator, 2nd annual Live Workshop and congress ESHRS, May 27-30, 1999, Paris.
  • Follicular Regeneration, 6th Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, September 16-20, 1998, Washington DC.
  • Ethnic considerations, Northern European, Afro-American, Asian, Southern European and Latin, 4th Annual World Hair Association of Hair  Surgeon’s Live Workshop, March 1998, Orlando.
  • Finasteride Fact of Fiction, 4th Annual World Hair Association of Hair Surgeon’s Live Workshop, March 1998, Orlando.
  • Ethnic Considerations in Hair Transplant Surgery, World Hair Association of Hair Surgeon’s Live Surgery Workshop, April 22-23, 1997, Orlando.
  • Use of the Video Microscope in Hair Transplant Surgery, World Hair Association of Hair Surgeon’s Live Surgery Workshop, April 22-23, 1997, Orlando.
  • Hair Transplantation Update, National Meeting of Merck Representatives June 3, 1997, San Diego.
  • Propecia (Finasteride) What We Know, 5th Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, October 15-19, 1997, Las Vegas.
  • Instrumentation: Emla Elastic Velcro Band, 4th annual Scientific Meeting of ISHRS, September 18-22, 1996, Nashville.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments in Hair Transplant Patients, Poster Presentation, 4th annual Scientific Meeting of ISHRS, September 18-22, 1996, Nashville.
  • New Medication Proscar, AAARS/WAHRS Live Surgery Workshop February 22-25, 1996, Orlando.
  • OSHA/CLEA Regulations, AAARS/WAHRS Live Surgery Workshop February 22-25, 1996, Orlando.
  • Emergency Protocol for the Hair Transplant Surgeon, AAARS/WAHRS Live Surgery Workshop February 22-25, 1996, Orlando.
  • Finasteride – Friend of Foe? 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting ISHRS, September 6-8, 1995, Las Vegas.
  • OSHA Protocol, 1st AAARS Live Surgery Workshop, March 3-5, 1995, Orlando.
  • Emergency Protocols, 1st AAARS Live Surgery Workshop, March 3-5, 1995, Orlando.
  • Systemic Glucocorticosteroid Therapy and its Adverse Psychiatric Effects in the Hair Transplant Patient, 1st Annual Meeting of The American Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, January 20, 1995, Century City, Los Angeles.

Procedures Performed

Procedures: 
Beards and Moustaches
Burned scalp reconstruction
Ethnic hair
Eyebrows
Facelift hair revision
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
Scalp reduction
Scar revision