DHI Group Chairman - Konstantinos Giotis
Konstantinos P. Giotis established the DHI Global Medical Group 41 years ago in Palo Alto California; his sole aim was to offer a pain less, scar free, minimally invasive hair restoration procedure available to all and most importantly at an affordable price. Mr P. Giotis still actively serves as the Group Chairman.
DHI Global Medical Group has since grown to become the World’s largest Hair Restoration clinic performing a unique technique called Direct Hair Implantation which is part of the DHI Total Care System in over 30 locations around the World.
Mr P. Giotis is also the founder of the renowned International Hair Society (IHS) and American Society of Cosmetic Surgery and has lectured and presented at numerous medical and non-medical related forums. He has also published various papers in the Hair Transplant forum such as "Hair Restoration Surgery Is Not the Airlines Industry" and many more. Dr Walter Unger, in the Journal of Dermatology, quoted Mr K. P. Giotis “As one of the pioneers of the field worldwide”.
In 2011 Mr. K. P. Giotis published a book in three different languages called “Hair Restoration Options”; this book has been admired by the leaders within the field and also serves an educational and informative function for hair loss sufferers. As a result of Mr. K. P. Giotis life time devotion to hair loss he was awarded a diploma by the University of South Lyon in France, after successfully teaching and contributing to the course “Restorative Scalp Surgery”, to this day Mr. P. Giotis has participated in the baldness course of Prof. Christian Hospitalier in Lyon Sud.
In March 2012, Mr. K. P. Giotis, was invited to teach a course in Lyon University, while more than 120 participants/medical doctors, from many countries attended the lecture.
Mr. K. P. Giotis was also invited to lecture in a series of University courses in Lyon, Rome and Cairo.
In 2012 and beyond Mr. P. Giotis will establish DHI Training Academy, a training school dedicated to teach and train people on hair restoration methods and practices.
The sole aim of the Academy is to set the benchmarks for hair restoration and provide experts and specialists in DIRECT HAIR IMPLANTATION and the NO TOUCH TECHNIQUE.
It will also offer training for all that are involved in clinical operations from the initial consultation, diagnostics , to performing hair transplantations and dedication to continuous research to enhance and provide the best for all DHI clients worldwide in order to continue his life long legacy.
Mr. K. P. Giotis also contributes on a monthly basis to DHI Live Webinar an interactive exchange on hair loss options and solutions and an explanation of the DHI Total Care System to potential and existing clients. Mr. K.P. Giotis is married and has 3 sons.
||Video - My DHI Experience
View online video of DHI Group Chairman talk about his personal experiences with hair loss and the results of of the new DHI technique.
"Hair Restoration Surgery Is Not the Airlines Industry" by K.P. Giotis, published in the Hair Transplant Forum Issue
MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
DHI Group Research Director - Professor J.C. Kim, MD, PhD
Professor J.C. Kim, MD, PhD is affiliated with The Hair Laboratory and Immunology Department, at Kyungpook National University in Seoul, Korea.
He is the leading international scientist in the research of hair follicle cloning and DNA testing.
His work focuses on identifying the specific genes responsible for hair loss.
Professor of Dermatology, Global Medical Director, DHI Academy Member - Dr. Kostantinos Kouskoukis
Graduate of Medical Military Faculty. Graduate of Law Faculty University of Aristotle, Salonica.
Professor of Medicine in Demokritos University. Professor of Higher Education School for Nursing Officers.
Professor in National Faculty of Public. Administration Rector of Demokritos.
General Secretaryof the Ministry of National Education, Lifelong Learning and ReligiousAffairs 2009-2010.
Presiden tof the National Committee of Lifelong Learning 2009-2010.
Elected Member of New York Academy of Sciences. Director of Dermatological Clinic, 401 Athens General Mililitary Hospital. Chairman of the Research Committee of Demokritos University. Scientific Advisor of New York University.
Director of the Nervous System Sector of Medical Department, Demokritos University. Scientific Advisor in 8 scientific magazines.
Honorary Member of New York Anticancer Dermatological Institution.
DHI Athens, Member of the Medical Advisory Committee - Dr. Georgia Ligda
Dr. Georgia Lidga is a plastic surgeon specialized in aesthetic plastic surgery. She had her PhD from the University of Athens and she is a member of HESPRAS since 2002. She is a certified DHI Doctor for Hair Restoration.
She has attended several congresses related to her specialty, given speeches about various medical themes in Rotary meetings and she is member of ‘Who is Who’ publication for the last 5 years. She is also an expert plastic surgeon in the list of Athens City Court.
Face Aesthetic Surgery - Dr. Yves Crassas
Doctor Yves Crassas is a pioneer in microsurgical procedures. He began working with medical hair restoration in 1985, as part of his cosmetic surgery practice. Since then, Dr. Crassas has been at the forefront of the hair restoration field, and has perfected new techniques based on the most effective therapies of hair restoration.
Dr. Crassas is based in Lyon, and is competent in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. He is also member of the French society of Aesthetic Surgery, and the International Society of American Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a lecturer at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris VI, section university diplomas of surgical therapeutic pathology of the scalp. Dr Crassas is the coordinator of the European Interuniversity diploma, member of the International society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), and inventor of the hair transplant techniques (Natural Coverage).
Dr. Crassas is the President of the French College of Scalp Surgery, President of the Liberal Syndicate of Surgeons Qualified to practice Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Crassas wrote and published several articles in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, the French ORL Journal and Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. He has also lectured on Hair Restoration techniques.
Dr. Ron Shapiro MD
Dr. Ron Shapiro is recognized by his peers as a leading expert in the field of Hair Transplant Surgery. He was honored in 2005 with the Golden Follicle Award, given annually to the top physician in the field of hair transplantation by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). Dr. Shapiro recently co-authored the major medical textbook used by physicians learning the art and science of hair transplantation surgery, Hair Transplantation, published in 2004, by Marcel Dekker, Inc. Dr. Shapiro has also published numerous articles on the subject of follicular unit hair transplantation and hairline design. Physicians around the world visit Dr. Shapiro at his clinic in Minnesota, in the capacity of both observer and patient. Dr. Shapiro was the first physician asked to perform live surgery demonstrating the technique of follicular unit grafting for his peers, at the ISHRS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1995. Over the last ten years, he has been invited annually to lecture, conduct workshops, and perform live surgery demonstrations at the major international and national conferences.
Professor Torello Lotti - Professor and Director of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology of the University of Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy
The main fields of his scientific researches are focused on the study of neuropeptides in numerous skin diseases, plasminogen activators in autoimmune dermatosis and lichen planus , and the clinical aspects and treatment of psoriasis with particular attention to new therapies with biological agents.
Areas of interest:
Acne, Eczema, Allergy, Trichology, Cosmetology Dermatology.
Of particular relevance for research on pathogenesis and novel treatments for vitiligo and psoriasis . Finally it is worth mentioning his research on the prevention and therapy in dermatology-oncology melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.
Francisco Jimenez, MD
Medical School: Licentiate Degree in Medicine. University of Navarra School of Medicine, Pamplona, Spain (1977 83)
Internship and Residency in Dermatology: Department of Dermatology, Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain (1984 87)
Doctoral Thesis: Degree of Doctor in Medicine with the grade of QUALIFIED "CUM LAUDE" (1988)
Fellow in Dermatopathology at the Department of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida (one year)
Fellow in Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery at the Division of Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (1992-94)
Fellow in Hair Restoration Surgery, Stough Clinic, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA (1994-95)
Clinical Faculty in Dermatology at the Hospital Insular de Las Palmas, and Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Las Palmas School of Medicine, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (1989-1992)
Department of Dermatology, Centro Médico La Zarzuela, Madrid, Spain (1996-98)
Chief of Service of Dermatology, Clinica San Roque, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain (1998-2003)
Private Practice: Clínica Dr. Jiménez-Acosta: Dermatology, Laser and Hair Transplant Surgery. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain (2003-2012)
* International scientific journals: 50
* National scientific journals: 40
* Chapters in textbooks: 7
* Research grants: 7
* Director of Doctoral Thesis: 1
* Co-author of the textbook “Dermatology:Just the Facts” edited by MacGraw Hill in 2003
* International Editor of the journal Dermatologic Surgery
* Coeditor of the journal Hair Transplant Forum (2008-2010)
* International Editor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
* Program Chair of the XX ISHRS meeting in Las Bahamas
DHI Athens, Medical Director - Dr. Eleftherios Papanikolaou
Dr. Eleftherios Papanikolaou is Medical Director in DHI Athens, with many years of experience in hair restoration.
He is 37 years old, married and father of 2 kids. In the past he has worked at the London DHI Clinic and he is a regular member of the General Medical Council. He has taken part in DHI missions worldwide, having performed hundreds of successful sessions on VIPs and everyday people. He is responsible for the best possible scientific training of the medical stuff and the nurses, according to the standards and protocols of DHI. Great supporter of the DHI vision and DHI ACADEMY.
Advisory & Training Committee - Dr. Dimitris Papadogiannis
Graduate of Athens University Medical School. Specialized in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Postgraduate Education in London UK for three years. Ph D London UK.
Doctorate Degree from Athens University Medical School.
Since 1980 until today Dr Papadogiannis is a member of the Teaching, Research and Clinical Staff of the 1st Department of Propedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School. Current title Associate Professor of Cardiology. Member of different national and International Medical Societies, author of many scientific articles in books and medical journals and speaker in national and international seminars and congresses. Special interest in hypertension, medical education and quality control of medical practice.
Plastic Surgeon- Dr. Aris Sterodimas
Dr. Aris Sterodimas is a Board certified Plastic Surgeon exclusively engaged in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the face and body. Doctor Sterodimas is a member of the Postgraduate Association of Harvard Medical School and Semmelweis University. He pursued his residency in General Surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital in London UK.
He then performed research at Imperial College’s St Mary’s Hospital, where he acquired his Master degree in Surgery. After completing his basic Plastic Surgery training in Bristol, in United Kingdom, Doctor Sterodimas traveled to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for his 3 year residency in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Doctor Aris Sterodimas shares his time between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Athens, Greece. He is married to Doctor Beatriz Nicaretta, a Brazilian plastic surgeon. Doctor Sterodimas has been included in the prestigious America’s Edition Medicine and Healthcare and accoladed as one of the prominent International Health Professionals of the Year 2010 by the IBC in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
DHI India, Clinic Director - Dr. Viral Desai
He is the pioneer of DHI in India and also the Medical Director for DHI India.
He is board certified Surgeon and has degree of M. Ch. [Masters- Superspeciality degree] and D. N. B. [Diplomat National Board] in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery; also recognized by all Common wealth countries. He is member of All India Association of Plastic Surgeons, All India Association of Aesthetic Surgeon, Maharashtra Association of Plastic Surgeons, Consultants Association of India, Indian Medical Council [IMA], Santacruz Medical Association, General Practitioners Association.
DHI Master Specialist - Dr. Elsa Bankovska
Dr. Elza Bankovska, specialized Dermatologist, has been an active member of the DHI Certified Medical team for over 7 years and has performed around 1000 sessions of hair loss restoration. Her experience involves treatment of a wide range of different types of Alopecia in both male and female cases. Dr Bankovska participates in the DHI Vision of expansion in all DHI Centers worldwide and is also a member of the DHI Training and Research Department.
Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Vasilis Mihalopoulos
Dr. Vassilis Michalopoulos acquired the title of the specialty of Plastic Surgery in April 1987. Ph.D., University of Athens since 1985. Full member of the Greek Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery since 1987. Member of Medical British Council RN.3423844 since 1989. He has coauthored the following:
"Surgical Diseases of the Digestive System.'Algorithmic Tables.
Medical Publications Litsa Athens 1983. (Athens Academy Award).
"Algorithmic Tables. General Part, Neck, Breast, ref. Glands, Pottery, Lymphomas.'Medical Publications Litsa Athens 1984. (Athens Academy Award).
"Plastic Surgery'J. Ioannovits. Litsa Medical Publications, Athens 1990