Professional History

Practicing 33 years as a Physician Assistant in Orthopedic Surgery, General Vascular Surgery, Hair Restoration Surgery and the last 10 years Regenerative Medicine.

Education

Villanova University (Undergraduate 1964-1968)
Penn State University (Graduate Studies 1969-1972)
Milton S. Hershey Hospital – Penn State University (Physician’s Assistant Program 1981-1983)
LaSalle University (Doctorate 1995)

Certification

National Board Certification, N.C.C.P.A. 1986
National Board Recertification 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010

Licensure

Florida
Pennsylvania
New York
Indiana

Associations

Faculty- Department of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine,
George Washington University
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Charter Member
American Academy of Physician’s Assistants

Medical Lecture Presentations

  • 1993 The World Congress of the International Society of Scalp Surgery, Dallas, TX.
  • 1994 The Tenth Annual Scientific meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Palm Springs, CA.
  • The Second Annual Live Surgery Workshop and Cadaver Dissection Course Sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • The World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Toronto, Canada.
  • 1995 The Eleventh Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Century City, Los Angeles, CA.
  • First International Meeting of the Italian Society of Hair Restoration, Rome, Italy.
  • Third Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 1996 Twelfth Annual Scientific Meeting of the American of the American of Cosmetic Surgery, Orlando, FL.
  • Second Annual Meeting of the Italian Society of Hair Restoration, Rome, Italy.
  • Workshop, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Hair Restoration, Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY.
  • Fourth Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration, Nashville, TN.
  • 1997 World Congress on Hair Restoration Surgery and Third Meeting of the American Society of Hair Restoration, Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Third Meeting of the Italian Hair Restoration Society, Rome, Italy.
  • Fifth Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1998 Live Surgery Workshop on Scalp Lifting, Circumferential Scalp Reduction and Extensive Micro-Mini Grafting, Sponsored by American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1998 Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Washington, D.C., 1998.
  • 1999 Seventh Annual Meeting of the International Hair Restoration Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Fourth Annual Congress of the Italian Hair Restoration Society, Rome, Italy.
  • World hair Restoration Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Annual Meeting 8th Annual Meeting, Hawaii Nov 2000.
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting, Orlando, FL May 2000.
  • European Society of Aesthetic and Dermatological Surgery, Cannes, France, July 2000.
  • Faculty Member at the Hair and Scalp Surgery Diploma Course, University of Paris, France, May 2001.
  • Fifth Annual Meeting of the Italian Society of Hair Restoration, Sircusa, Sicily, May 2001.
  • European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, June 2001.
  • Sixth Italian Society of Hair Restoration, Florence, Italy, May 2002.
  • Seventh Meeting of the Italian Hair Restoration Society, Rome, Italy, 2003.
  • International Society of Hair Restoration, New York, NY, 2003.
  • Eighth Annual meeting of the Italian Hair Restoration Society, Turin, Italy, 2004.
  • Ninth Congress of the Italian Society of Hair restoration, Modena, Italy, 2005.
  • International Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology, Paris, France, 2005.
  • UCLA Dermatology Department, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, June, 2007.
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Spring Workshop, “Made in Italy” meeting, Rome, Italy, May, 2008.
  • UCLA Dermatology Department, Davis Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, June 2009.
  • 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2010.
  • The Second Hands on Scalp Dissection Workshop sponsored by the International Society of Hair Restoration, St Louis University, St Louis, MO, Nov 2010.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma workshop, “ Our Experiences with Growth Factors and Hair”, sponsored by IDI, The Vatican Dermatology Hospital, Rome, Italy Feb, 2010

* 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, “ Our four year experience with autologous cellular therapy and in hair restoration surgery and hair loss diseases”, Anchorage, Alaska, Sept 14-18th 2011.

* 7th European Masters in Aesthetic & Anti-aging Medicine, “Faculty Member”, International Hair Surgery Master Course

  1. The effects of various growth factors on non-transplanted miniaturized hair
  2. Multiple uses and benefits of cellular therapy in hair transplant surgery
  3.  The utilization of Cytokine Rich Plasma in the treatment of Alopecia Areata
  4. Tips and Pearls to achieve the maximum benefit in hair restoration, Palais de Congrès, Paris, France on September 30th and October 1st, 2011

* 24th World Congress, ISHRS Meeting, PRP Workshop, “Our 9 year Experience with Autologous Growth Factors and Hair Restoration”, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept 28-Oct 1st, 2016.

Publications and Honors

“Staple Donor Closure for Hair Transplantation,” Hair Transplant Forum International, 1(5); 4, May, 1991”Post Operative Care for Hair Transplantation,” Hair Transplant

Forum International, ` (5), May, 1991 “Eclectic Grafting,” Hair Transplant Forum International, 3(2); 13, November – February, 1993

“Good-by to Swelling,” Hair Transplant Forum International, 3(3); 3, March, 1993

“Retraction-Sectioning of Micro Grafts and the Electric Knife,” The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 11(1); 11-14, 1994

“Is it X Factor or H Factor,” Hair Transplant Forum International, 4(3); 1994

“Introducing Forceps: A New Instrument for Easy Placement of Micro grafts,” The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 12(2); 1995

Kevis, P.F., “An Adjunctive Hair Maintenance Option,” Hair Transplant Forum International, 6(2): 1996

“H-Factor in Micro grafting,” Hair Transplant Forum International, 6(4):1996

“Trans illuuminated Micro dissection, the Ergonomic Way,” Hair Transplant Forum International, 7(3); 1997

“Hair Restoration in the Right Brain Mode or Putting the Zen into Your Surgery,” International Hair Transplant Forum, Vol 13 No. 5, 2003

“Utilizing Art and Mathematic Principles in Artistic Design,” Hair Transplant Forum Intl., Jan-Feb 2005

“H-Factor 10 Years Later,” Hair Transplant Forum, Spring 2005

“Our Preliminary Experiences and Extended Applications for the use of Autologus Platelet Rich Plasma in Hair Transplant Surgery,” Hair Transplant Forum, July/Aug 2007

“Misconceptions Regarding Autologus Platelet Rich Plasma in Hair Transplantation,” Letter To The Editor International Hair Transplant Forum, Oct. 2007.

Greco, J, Brandt, R. The effects of autologous platelet rich plasma and various growth factors on non-transplanted miniaturized hair. Hair Transplant Forum Int’l, Vol 19:2, 49-50, March /April 2009.

Awards

1997 Achievement Award, Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Rome, Italy
2001 International Achievement Award for Hair Restoration, Syracusa, Sicily
2002 The Michelangelo Award in Hair Re3storation, ISHRS Florence, Italy
2003 Ethics Award in Hair Restoration, ISHRS Rome, Italy
2004 Peaks Award, ISHRS, Turin, Italy

Textbook Chapters

1995 – Dowling B. Stough, M.D. Hair Replacement: Surgical and Medical, Mosbey-Year Publishing Co. Contributing Author Chapter “Retraction Sectioning and the Micro Pen”
2014 – Alfonzo Barrera, MD, Carlos Uebel, MD, PhD. QMP/CRC Press. The Art of Follicular Unit Micrografting and Mingrafting. Chapter 18, “The Benefits of Autologous Cellular Therapy”.
2015 – Pierre Bouhanna, MD. CRC Press. The Alopecia’s: Diagnosis and Treatments.  Chapter 17, “Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stem Cells”.

Research Grants

1996 – International Society of Hair Restoration, Nashville, TN, “An Expanded Crush Study of Trauma in Micro grafting,” Results published and reported in Barcelona, Spain, September, 1977

“The Effect of Autologus Platelet Rich Plasma and Various Growth Factors on Non-Transplanted Miniaturized Hair,” International Society of Hair Restoration, Las Vegas, 2007

“An Expanded Study to Determine the Effects of Autologus Platelet Rich Plasma and Various Growth Factors as a Treatment for Alopecia Areata,” International Society of Hair Restoration, Montreal, Quebec 2008

Innovations and Concepts

Introduced Forceps and Micro graft Placement
Eclectic Grafting
Retraction – Sectioning
The Electric Knife
Greco Blade Adapter
Greco Cutting Blocks
H-Factor
Trans illuminated Micro dissection Products
Non-Slip Dissection Surface
Surgical and Non-surgical uses of Platelet Rich Plasma in hair restoration.