Patrick Mwamba, MD
Dr. Patrick Mwamba, MD received his medical degree from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium in 1998. Prior to specializing in hair restoration, Dr. Mwamba participated in a fellowship in general surgery where he developed fine hands skills and learned wound management and closure techniques.
In 2000, Dr. Mwamba moved to the United States and began working with Dr. John P. Cole at New Hair Institute (NHI) and then MHR. Dr. Mwamba immediately fell in love with the art and science of hair replacement. His compassion for hair loss sufferers led him to dedicate his efforts, full-time, to the practice of hair transplantation. In 2002 Dr. Mwamba went with Dr. Cole when Dr. Cole opened his own clinic – the International Hair Transplant Institute (IHTI) in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to working with Dr. Cole and the International Hair Transplant Institute (IHTI), Dr. Mwamba has had the pleasure of working with many other excellent physicians including Dr. Paul T. Rose, and Dr. Jean Devroye.
Dr. Mwamba is privileged to have learned and mastered the art of total microscopic Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). He is also proud to be one the early developers and pioneers of the minimally invasive Follicular Isolation Technique (FIT), also known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Due to the huge demand for FIT/FUE, Dr. Mwamba’s work is largely dedicated to this elegant procedure.
Dr. Mwamba performs both STRIP and FUE. He believes that the two techniques are complementary and what matters the most is the final results.
Being in the industry for 11 years, Dr. Mwamba was trained to perform STRIP surgery at NHI, MHR, IHTI with Dr. Cole. They were among the best because they built up their reputation on their strip cases. Because of their focus on improving their techniques to meet patient’s requests, they started to develop their FUE technique called FIT in 2003. Dr. Mwamba has 11 years of experience with STRIP and about 8 years in FUE.
Dr. Mwamba believes that to better serve his patients he must master all the different techniques and aspect of hair loss.
In 2006, Dr. Mwamba started his own private medical practice, World Hair Transplant Center (myWHTC) in Brussels, Belgium. The practice is dedicated exclusively to hair restoration surgery and employs the finest technologies and the most cutting edge techniques. Dr. Mwamba finds his life’s work to be as challenging as it is rewarding and he constantly strives to create a joyful and productive environment for both his patients and his staff.
Dr. Mwamba is known for his kind demeanor, meticulous attention to detail, and keen aesthetic sensibility.
Studies and Presentations:
2001: Transection rate with multi-blade vs. single blade strip harvesting; Hair angulations in different regions of the scalp – International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) Annual Scientific Meeting.
2002: Stereoscopic microscope: hair transplant marketing tool or necessity for great results?; Assisting surgeons in hair transplantation – ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
2005: Transection rate with Follicular Isolation Technique (FIT) – European Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ESHRS) Annual Congress.
2006: Calculated density with Follicular Isolation Technique (FIT) – ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
2010: Body Hair Transplant (BHT); Different Techniques in Hair Transplant Surgery; FIT/FUE Myths – European Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ESHRS) Annual Congress.
2011: FIT: Myths and Truth (Version 3); BHT: What to Expect?; LED: Applications in Hair Transplant Surgery – European Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ESHRS) Annual Congress.
Dr. Mwamba’s interests include spending time with his family, reading the Bible, attending church, and following sports, such as basketball, American football, and golf.
Dr. Mwamba is recommended by The American Hair Loss Association