Ron Shapiro, MD


•Internist/ Board Certified in Internal Medicine

•Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Shapiro is recognized by his peers as a leading expert in the field of Hair Transplant Surgery. He was the first physician to be asked do a live surgery demonstrating the technique of follicular unit grafting for his peers (Done at the Annual ISHRS conference in Las Vegas 1995). Since that time he has been asked to lecture, run workshops, and perform live surgical demonstrations at more than twenty five major international and national conference in the past 6 years. Physicians from around the world visit Dr Shapiro’s Clinic, not only to learn his technique, but also as patients to have the procedure performed on themselves.

Dr. Shapiro is the founder and director of The Shapiro Medical Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His clinic specializes in Follicular Unit Tranplantaion and Hairline design. He has published numerous articles on these specific subjects. Known for his hands on technical ability, Dr Shapiro is one of a select group of physicians regularly honored with invitations to demonstrate his technique at major conferences around the world .

Dr. Shapiro is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine. He was among the first to pass the boards in the newly created American Board of Hair Restoration. In 1999 was elected by his peers to be on the Board of Governors to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). In 2000 he was also elected to the Board of Governors for the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery ASHRS) a branch of the American Academy o Cosmetic Surgery. In 2000 he received the “Archimedes” award for excellence in hair restoration from the Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He has currently been asked to co-edit the next edition one of the major textbooks used in hair restoration surgery ” Hair Tranplantation”.

In addition to these academic and surgical accomplishments Dr Shapiro is known for being a caring physician and patient advocate with the desire to ensure quality care for patients in the field of hair restoration. A search of the internet chat boards for comments from patients about their personal experience with Dr Shapiro quickly confirms this.

Undergraduate: Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Phi Beta Kappa at Emory University
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Internship and Residency: Emanuel Hospital Internal Medicine
Portland, Oregon
Board Certifications: American Board of Medical Examiners – 1980

Board of Internal Medicine – 1982

Board of Emergency Medicine – 1987

American Board of Hair Restoration – 1998
Honors and Awards: Board of Governors International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery- 1999
Board of of Governors American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery -2000

Archimedes Award for Excellence in Hair Restoration , Italian Society of Hair Restoration ,

Merck Medical Advisory Board for Propecia – 2000

Major Conferences
As Invited Speaker:
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) (1995, ’96, ’97,’98, ’99, ’00)

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ESHRS) (1996, ’97,’98, ’99, ’00)

World Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (WAHRS) (1996, ’97,’98, ’99, ’00)

Italian Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHR) ( 1999, 2000)

“Pearls in Megasessions ”
International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery – December 1995

“Classification and Description off Follicular Unit Transplantation and
Mini-Micro grafting Techniques”
Journal of Dermatalgic Surgery and Oncology- September 1998
“The Cosmetic Significance of Follicular Units Vs Small MiniGrafts Cut to Size
in Hair Transplantation”
International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery – December 1998

“Creating a Natural Hairline in One Session Using Modern Principles of
Hairline Design and a Systematic Method”
International Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery – Fall 2001

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Dr. Shapiro is recommended by The American Hair Loss Association

Ron Shapiro

Contact Info

Shapiro Medical Group
5270 West 84th Street
Suite 500
Bloomington, MN 55437
United States
Ph. 1-800-843-1989
Ph. (952) 926-0000

Curriculum Vitae

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Patient Cases

2420 Grafts / 4955 Hairs

1 yr Strip (FUT) Result 2425 grafts / 4895 hairs

9 Months Strip Result 2505 grafts / 5390 hairs

7 Month FUE Result 2606 grafts / 2364 hairs