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Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FAAD, New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Rose attended the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and received his MD degree. While at Downstate Medical Center he did research on T and B cell homing mechanisms. He was selected for an elective at the National Institutes of Health, and a research elective in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

After medical school Dr. Rose completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut Medical Center. He later completed a residency in Dermatology at Temple University Skin and Cancer Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1988. Dr. Rose began his hair replacement training and hands on experience during his residency. Subsequently, Dr. Rose entered private practice in Dermatology, establishing his own practice in 1991 in Florida. He has been particularly recognized for his work in hair replacement surgery, liposuction and laser surgery. Dr. Rose has served on the teaching faculty of the University of South Florida, Dermatology Section.

Dr. Rose is internationally recognized in the field of hair replacement. Over the years he has presented numerous lectures around the world and has demonstrated the surgical techniques of follicular unit grafting. He has written a chapter on scalp surgery in the dermatology textbook titled Principles and Techniques of Cutaneous Surgery. He has written various articles regarding hair replacement and he has had a particular interest in studying the factors that contribute to establishing the most natural hairline appearance.

Dr. Rose along with several other physicians such as Bob Limmer, Ron Shapiro, Bill Rassman, David Seager, Carlos Uebell and John Cole helped develop the concepts and techniques of "mega session" grafting and follicular unit transplantation. Most recently Dr. Rose contributed to several chapters of the latest edition of the textbook Hair Transplantation.

As part of his ongoing interest in contributing to the field of hair replacement, Dr. Rose has served as the Director of the Beginner's Course for the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and in 2000 he served as Chairman of the Scientific Program for the annual ISHRS meeting. Dr. Rose serves on the Board of Governors of the ISHRS and is chairman of the Pro Bon Committee of the ISHRS. As of Dr. Rose is currently President of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr. Rose has also been a faculty member at many workshops and has demonstrated the technique of follicular unit grafting. He has lectured on various topics such as hairline creation and backlighting. He has been involved in clinical research projects performed at the live surgery workshops and the data has been presented at ISHRS and European Society meetings. He has lectured for Pharmacia on the subjects of medical therapies for hair loss and the use of medications for hair loss in women. Dr. Rose is involved in basic science research studying the role of apoptosis in male pattern alopecia. Dr. Rose is recognized for developing the concept of backlighting and some of the devices used for this purpose.

Most recently Dr. Rose has been recognized for his work in developing the instrumentation for a procedure termed Follicular Isolation Technique. Using this technique, individual follicular units are isolated from the donor area leaving a minute wound that heals without leaving a scar visible to the naked eye. Patients who are interested in having a shaved head can utilize this technique without fear of having a linear scar, typical of strip harvesting.

Dr. Rose is also involved with the culturing of Dermal Papilla cells which can then be implanted into the scalp. These implanted cells could provide a source of growing hairs. The work is being done in association with a company named Intercytex. Preliminary work on mice using human dermal papilla cells has resulted in the growth of human hairs on the mice.

S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Undergraduate Degree
B.A. Biology
Post Graduate Training;

S.U.N.Y at Downstate
Brooklyn, New York
Graduate Degree
M.D. 1975-1979

Post Graduate Training.

University of Connecticut Medical Center Internship: Internal Medicine
July 1979 - June 1980
Temple University
Skin and Cancer Hospital
Residency: Dermatology
July 1985 - June 1988

Education, Fellowships & Board Certifications:
Board Certification:
American Board of Dermatology, 1988

Memberships & Affiliations:
Society Memberships:
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, President, Live Surgery Committee, Chairman Pro Bono Committee, CME Committee
American Academy of Dermatology, Diplomat
International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery, Board of Governors
Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians
European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ESHR)
Italian Society of Hair Restoration (FSDDS)
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
International Meso-Lipotherapy Society (IMLS)
International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, Inc. (ISCLS)
Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (FSDDS), Board of Trustees

Academic Affiliations:
Dr Rose has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor, University of South Florida Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Tampa, Florida

Dr. Rose has written many published articles in a variety of fields within areas of his expertise. Dr. Rose has covered such topics as Skin Cancer, Actinic Keretosis, Laser surgery, and a wide range of aspects concerning hair transplant surgery. He has also been invited to speak at over 100 lectures to physicians regarding around the world.

Alpha -1 antitrypsin Pi types Mechanisms of Differentiation and Heterochromatization in Mealy Bug Germinal Tissue
T cell Migration Patterns in Lymph Node Post Capillary Venules
Histamine Influence on T cells

Hair Loss Treatment Specialties:
Follicular unit transplantation & follicular unit extraction
Single hair transplantation
Mini-graft transplantation
Punch graft transplantation
Scalp reduction
Extensive scalp lifting
Scalp flaps
Scar revision
Facelift hair revision
Burned scalp reconstruction
Beards and moustaches, Eyebrows and Body hair transplantation
Female hair loss/restoration
Ethnic hair