• Board Certified in Dermatology

Jerry Cooley, M.D. was born in Springfield, Missouri and graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. After graduation, he worked in a research unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his medical degree in 1992 after graduating with honors. After a medical internship at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, he completed his dermatology residency at the University of Maryland where he served as chief resident.

While in Baltimore, Dr. Cooley underwent intensive training in dermatologic surgery and hair transplantation. He trained in the office of Dr. James Vogel, a noted plastic surgeon from Johns Hopkins. During this time, he performed laboratory research on “cloning” hair follicle cells using cell culture. After residency, he established his practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although general and cosmetic dermatology are part of his practice, hair transplantation is his main focus.

Dr. Cooley is board certified in dermatology and dermatologic surgery. He is an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and is a frequent speaker at their annual conferences. He has published numerous papers in the field of hair restoration and is widely respected among his peers. In his free time, Dr. Cooley enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.


College: Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, B.S. magna cum laude, 1987
Medical School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine,
M.D. with “Honors & Distinction”, 1992
Internship: Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992-1993
Dermatology Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
Resident, 1993-1995
Chief Resident, 1995-1996

American Board of Dermatology, 1996

Specialty Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
current member of Website Committee and Scientific Committee

Honors & Awards
Surgeon of the Month, Hair Transplant Forum, 1997
Alpha Omega Alpha, UNC Chapel Hill, 1991

Research Experience
2002-present: “Free radical formation during hair transplantation”
1995-present: “Use of cell culture media for hair transplant grafts and the phenomenon of early growth”. Reported at the 7th Annual Live Surgery Workshop, Orlando, Florida.
1997-1998: “Effect of dissecting microscope use on hair follicle transection in hair transplantation: A multicenter study”. Funded by a grant from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). Reported at the 5th Annual Meeting of the ISHRS, Barcelona, Spain.
1995-1996: “Hair follicle cloning: Hair induction using cultured human dermal papilla”. Funded by a grant from the ISHRS. Reported at the 4th Annual Meeting of the ISHRS, Nashville, Tennessee.

Numerous hair and dermatologic related papers published in the Hair Transplant Forum, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Dermatologic Clinics, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Dermatologic Surgery.

Lectures: Talks given at every annual meeting, 4th through 8th, of the ISHRS.

Dr. Cooley is recommended by The American Hair Loss Association

About the IAHRS

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.