One of the leading technicians in the US hair restoration profession, Janna Shafer is an award-winning Surgical Assistant and Clinical Manager.
She began her career as a hair technician in 1996 and quickly worked her way up to surgical manager, working alongside the renowned hair transplant pioneer Dr Ron Shapiro in Minnesota.
Janna has given demonstrations at numerous major conferences around the world and served as Chair of the Surgical Assistant Program of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). She regularly trains and shares her knowledge with surgical assistants from both sides of the Atlantic, and her technical excellence was recognised when she won the ISHRS 2015 Distinguished Assistant Award for outstanding accomplishment in the field of hair restoration surgery.
Like Dr Ball, Janna is committed to providing every one of The Maitland Clinic’s patients with first class care and attention.
Senior Patient Advisor
David joined The Maitland Clinic after a 10 year association as a patient first and then patient advisor with internationally renowned hair restoration surgeons Hasson & Wong. His journey in hair goes back over 20 years. David first started noticing his hair loss at the tender age of 21. Having tried a variety of treatments to keep his hair for two years he had his first hair transplant in the UK aged 23 in 1996.
With techniques much less refined and surgery sizes smaller back then David had to undergo two further small procedures in the following years. With medication such as Propecia not available in the UK at the time, David went on to lose most of his native hair.
“I was very self conscious of my hairline and how unnatural it looked. Back in the 1990s, hair transplants were very different that what can be achieved now. I didn’t stabilise my hair loss with medication as it was not available and watched my native hair fall out revealing my unnatural transplanted hairline.”
The IAHRS is an organization whose membership is limited exclusively to state-of-the-art hair restoration surgeons. The IAHRS is the patient’s advocate, the ethical physician’s voice, and the standard for the profession.