Meet The Faculty

Dr. Georgios Zontos

Dr. Georgios Zontos, BSc, MD, MSc, Ph.D. is a fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Zontos was a member of a scientific group that developed the Follysis, a software system programmed to access the very best in hair restoration, patient treatment planning and follow up. Dr. Zontos is an expert in Follicular Unit Extraction (“FUE”) and a regular speaker at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He has performed hair transplant procedures on approximately 5000 patients.

Dr. Christian Bisanga

Founder and owner of BHR Clinic Belgium and BHR Clinic Spain, Dr. Bisanga has gained a reputation as one of the top hair transplant doctors in the world, performing Strip and FUE and some of the hardest repair cases possible to the very highest standards. He takes great pride in his artistry of creating natural hairlines, achieving fullness and helping his patients regain their confidence and a more youthful appearance. FUE is his greatest passion.

Dr. John P. Cole

John P.Cole, MD is widely regarded as one of the best surgeons in the hair transplant industry. A perfectionist who emphasizes his patients’ health and happiness, Dr. Cole is both an artist and an innovator. His ground-breaking contribution, Cole Isolation Technique (CIT®), offers over 97% yield and no visible scars -unheard of in the hair transplant industry. John Peter Cole, MD specializes in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and continues inventing surgical instruments for this technique.

Dr. Georgios Zontos

Dr. Robert True is a world-renowned hair restoration surgeon at True & Dorin Medical Group. He earned his medical degree from McGill University before gaining additional experience at the University of Illinois, the Mayo Clinic, and Johns Hopkins. He has devoted his professional career to hair restoration and since 1992 he has helped thousands of people from all over the world. Dr. True has been published in numerous medical journals and has appeared on many television and other media programs.

Dr. Jeff Epstein

As Founder and Director of the Foundation for Hair Restoration and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Epstein is a world-renowned expert in treating men and women for pattern hair loss, restoring eyebrows and beards and lowering overly high female hairlines. Dr. Epstein has been at the forefront in performing follicular unit extraction (FUE), which avoids a linear donor site scar. He creates truly natural appearing results, helping thousands of patients rejuvenate their look and renew their confidence.

Dr. Sofia Georgio

Sophia Georgiou MD, Ph.D. is Professor of Dermatology University of Patras Head of the Department of Dermatology at the University General Hospital of Patras since 2015. Her research interests include Retinoids, HPV, Psoriasis, Human hair and keratinocytes, Melanocytic lesions and NMSC, Bullous disorders, immunomodulation by agonists TLRs, biologic agents & IFN-a. Dr. Georgiou’s publications include 87 peer-reviewed full papers in international journals,  6 in Greek journals and participation in the translation of 3 English textbooks into Greek.

Dr. Patrick Mwamba

Dr. Mwamba is one of only few pioneers developing the minimally invasive technique FIT (Follicular Isolation Technique), better known as FUE. In 2006 Dr. Mwamba opened the World Hair Transplant Center – WHTC, in Brussels/Belgium. He offers Follicular Isolation Technique (FIT), Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), Body Hair Transplantation (BHT), “Donor Restocking” and techniques for the repair of failed or unsuccessful hair transplants. Dr. Mwamba is noted for his kindness to patients, attention to detail, meticulous precision and aesthetical surgery.

Dr. Bradley R. Wolf

Bradley R. Wolf M.D graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine at Indianapolis in 1980. Dr. Wolf has been board certified in Emergency Medicine having practiced that specialty for nine years. He performed hundreds of facial, head, and neck laceration repairs. He received training in plastic surgery and performed numerous skin grafts for burns and trauma. In January of 1998, he became certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr. Jean Devroye

Dr. Devroye has specialized exclusively in hair restoration since 2000. Dr. Devroye specializes in eyebrow, beard and mustache transplantation. A true innovator, he developed his own motorized system and tool for extracting follicular grafts. Leader of a global study on the growth of transected hair in the donor area, Dr. Devroye is recognized by his peers for his research on the quality of grafts growth. Dr. Devroye has given presentations or demonstrated live surgeries at many conferences and workshops.

Dr. Shadi Zari

Shadi Zari, MD, FRCP(C) is a Dermatologist, Cosmetic, and Hair Restoration Consultant. Dr. Zari has written numerous book chapters and is the DVD co-editor of the fifth edition of the Hair Transplantation textbook. Dr. Zari was the director and founder of the Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser, and Hair Transplantation Center at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Dermatology in McGill University in Montreal, Canada and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Aris Sterodimas

Dr. Aris Sterodimas is the Head of the Plastic Surgery Department of IASO General Hospital, in Athens, Greece. He is the director of Regenerative Surgery Lab in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and he pioneered adipose stem cell application in the field of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Plastic surgeons from 12 different countries have visited his department to learn state-of-the-art procedures performed by him and his team. He is the Editor of the best-selling medical book ‘Adipose Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine’ book by Springer.

Dr. George Nikiforidis

Dr. George Nikiforidis is an emeritus professor of Medical Physics at the University of Patras. From 1998 to 2016 he was head of the Department of Medical Physics as well as Director of the Postgraduate Course of Medical Physics at the University of Patras. Dr. Nikiforidis is an artificial intelligence expert and author of 12 scientific books, including textbooks for the School of Medicine and Hellenic Open University. Research interests include Image Processing and Analysis, Modeling of Biological Systems, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Numerical Methods and Fluid Dynamics.

Dr. James A. Harris

James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS, FACS is an award-winning internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, published author and recognized innovator in the field of hair restoration. Dr. Harris has pioneered and patented the Harris S.A.F.E™ (Surgically Advanced Follicular Extraction) System which provides FUE grafts of the highest quality by minimizing follicle damage. He was also the lead consulting physician on the development of the ARTAS™ robot, used to make the best selection of follicular units. Dr. Harris teaches hair transplantation to physicians from around the globe.

Dr. Gorana Kuka

Dr. Gorana Kuka began her career specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Dr. Colić Hospital in Belgrade. After completing training in hair transplantation she moved to the US and joined the Foundation for Hair Restoration and Plastic Surgery. She is the founder and director of the FoundHair training program in Miami, which provides training for physicians wanting to specialize in hair transplantation. She has also founded a specialized centre for the treatment of hair loss in women, with clinics in Miami, New York and Belgrade.

Dr. Athanasia Mouzaki

Athanasia Mouzaki, Ph.D., is a Professor of Laboratory Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Medical School, University of Patras, Greece, and Director of the Immunohematology Research Laboratory. Her training and main research interests are in basic and clinical immunology with emphasis on T-cells and cytokines and their functions and malfunctions in health and disease. She is the recipient of 28 research grants and has published 113 papers

Dr. Georgia Kyriakou

Dr. Georgia Kyriakou earned her medical degree from the University of Patras. After graduating, she obtained her masters degree in the field of Μechanisms of Regeneration and Healing in the Skin and the Role of Stem Cells. She is currently studying for a doctorate in the area of Epigenetics, Stem Cells and Microenvironment of Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma. She has conducted numerous clinical studies, published articles in Greek and international journals, and participated in the translation of English textbooks.

Dr. Kerasia-Maria Plachouri

Kerasia-Maria Plachouri graduated as a valedictorian from the Medical Faculty in Patras, completed her residency in the Department of Dermatology in the University Clinic of Muenster, Germany, where she specialized in dermatologic autoimmune disorders, psoriasis and melanoma. She completed her doctoral thesis in the research of uveal melanomas. She is currently working as a specialist in the Dermatology Department in the University General Hospital of Patras and teaching in the Medical School of Patras University.

Dr. Dimitra Koumoundourou

Dimitra Koumoundourou, MD, MSc, Ph.D., is a Consultant Pathologist at the Department of Pathology and Cytology at the University General Hospital of Patras. She trained in Pathology in the University Hospital of Patras and completed her residency in 2006. She obtained her masters degree in the field of Molecular Anatomy (2004) and Doctoral Thesis (2007) in TGF-beta signaling in breast cancer. Since 2010 she is an academic scholar at the University of Patras and teaches Pathology in Medical school of Patras.

Dr. Eleftheria Panteli

Eleftheria Panteli, MD, DESA, MSc, Ph.D., is a Consultant Anaesthesiologist at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit at the University General Hospital of Patras. She graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Patras (1999), MSc in Pharmacology (2003) and Doctoral Thesis (2012). Dr. Panteli trained as Resident in Anaesthesiology at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit, University General Hospital of Patras. She has published 13 peer-reviewed full papers in international journals.

Dr. Vekris Anastasios

Dr. Anastasios Vekris is a specialized plastic surgeon, member of HESPRAS (Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery), registered in the Specialist Registry of the General Medical Council in Great Britain, member of ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery), IPRAS, whereas he is a member in a number of Greek and international scientific societies.

Dr. Katerina Grafanaki

Katerina Grafanaki MD, MSc, Ph.D. is a member of the Research and Teaching Staff of the School of Medicine, University of Patras. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences and an MSc in Immunology and Allergy. She obtained her Ph.D. from the School of Medicine at the University of Patras. Dr. Grafanaki has published 7 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Her areas of expertise include skin immunology, wound healing and skin cancer with a focus in melanoma. She is an active volunteer for the bone marrow donation and the Hellenic Red Cross and has been praised for her philanthropy.

Dr. Chrysa Oikonomou

Chrysa Oikonomou is a Ph.D. candidate, specialty Registrar in Dermatology, University of Patras. She graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Patras (2007) Trained as Resident at Internal Medicine (2008-2010) Dr. Oikonomous was a research associate and sub-investigator in clinical trials at the Department of Oncology, University Hospital of Patras (2012-2016) Her research interests include Dermato-Oncology and Psoriasis.

Dr. Reza Azar

Reza Azar founded the Centre for modern hair transplants in 2009, realizing a new and ideal method for hair transplants in Berlin. Reza Azar is well known as a pioneer of modern hair transplants and as one of the renowned hair surgeons in Germany. As a result of many years of experience and intensive research, Azar developed the I-FUE method, the most advanced method for single hair transplants. This optimized FUE-method allows more gentle single hair transplantation.

Dr. Özgür Öztan

Dr. Özgür Öztan is the medical director of the Hairline Clinic in Ankara, Turkey. The Hairline Clinic started in 2003 with an exclusive focus on FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction. Dr. Özgür`s Hairline clinic has become known for high-quality hair transplant by consistently achieving excellent results. Using a variety of FUE-extractors and punches, the clinic ensures accuracy and precision with every patient. Dr. Özgür`s Hairline Clinic and his team are noted for excellent hairline design, repair-work, scar revision, and outstanding results with BHT (Body Hair Transplant).

Dr. Iris Spiliopoulou

Dr. Iris Spiliopoulou graduated from the School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1979), trained and certified in Microbiology at the Department of Microbiology, University Hospital of Patras (1986) and certified in Clinical Microbiology (1997). She obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Patras (1989). She worked in Patras at the Microbiology Department initially as Senior Assistant at the University Hospital (1986-1990) and joined the University from 1990 as Lecturer till today as Professor of Microbiology. She is responsible for the National Reference Laboratory of Staphylococci (NRLS) in Greece, Dr. Spiliopoulou has contributed to 140 publications in international scientific journals.