DR. CRAIG L. ZIERING

Expert Hair Transplant Surgeon and Artist

About Craig L. Ziering, DO, FISHRS, FAOCD, FAAD

Education and Training

Dr. Ziering received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in 1989 in Miami, Florida.  He underwent his internship with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and simultaneously began working with the MHR surgical team, assisting Dr. Matt Leavitt with hair transplant surgery.  These years would prove to be the foundational ones where Dr. Ziering explored his fascination with how hair grows naturally and the impact of progressive hair loss. These would be those years when he began crafting his surgical skills based on a pure love and desire to achieve more natural looking results. Dr. Ziering would go on to complete his residency in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at Ohio University’s Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio in 1993. After this period of extensive post graduate education and training, Dr. Ziering spent time completing a formal Fellowship in Hair Restoration Medical Hair Restoration in Orlando, Florida under the supervision of Dr. Matt Leavitt and eventually became the Associate Medical Director at Medical Hair Restoration MHR, serving in this capacity for a period of ten years and performing surgery in Orlando, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Washington, DC and New York City.

In 2003, Dr. Ziering opened the doors to his private practice, Ziering Medical, which is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with surgical centers located in Newport Beach, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.  Over time, Ziering Medical expanded to Chicago and New York City.   

As one of the pioneers in male and female hair transplantation, Dr. Ziering has over 27 years of experience perfecting the art and science of hair restoration surgery. Dr. Ziering’s expertise has led to ground breaking innovations such as the Ziering Whorl, the Ziering Blades, the Ziering Scope and the Ziering Tunnel Technique which are used by surgeons around the globe.  As a leading authority in the field of hair transplant surgery who has performed over 22,000 procedures, he is often featured on shows such as The Doctors, The Today Show, E! News, Good Morning America, Extreme Makeover, Good Day LA and most recently stars in the hit Netflix series, Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills.  Dr. Ziering’s reputation for discretion, perfection and excellence often attracts the likes of celebrities, royalty, high level executives and sports figures – many of whom are his patients.

Ziering Medical has become Dr. Ziering’s home base for his innovative spirit and need to tinker and experiment. As the first hair transplant surgeon in the US to purchase the ARTAS Robotic System, Ziering offices in Beverly Hills and New York are designated beta test sites for Restoration Robotics, Inc., as well as training sites for international physicians with ARTAS. Affectionately called Dr. Z by colleagues and patients, he has been instrumental in suggesting, developing, and testing innovations and techniques with ARTAS Robotic surgery, such as fathering the all-important “Robot Prep” site making method which promotes healing and optimal surgical outcomes. Additional contributions include are:

  • The first hair transplant surgeon to harvest 2000 robotic grafts in a single session and ultimately achieve a 3500 ARTAS graft procedure
  • The first hair transplant surgeon to perform a Robotic FUE procedure on an African American patient,
  • The first hair transplant surgeon to perform Robotic FUE on a female patient
  • The first hair transplant surgeon to perform a long hair robotic FUE transplant
  • The first hair transplant surgeon to perform the robotic site making procedure on live television
  • To date, Dr. Ziering has completed nearly 1 million robotic FUE harvests and over 500 cases.

While maintaining his private practice and caring for his patients, he participates continuing medical education annually while frequently being tapped to teach and train other surgeons at Scientific Meetings in the US and abroad.  Dr. Ziering has written chapters for hair restoration textbooks and published many articles on surgical and non-surgical treatments for hair loss in several medical publications. Click here to preview some of Dr. Craig Ziering’s published articles.

Certification

Dr. Ziering has met rigorous requirements to become Board Certified by both the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, (AOCD).  He is active with the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) and the International Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS) and is privileged hold the position of Past President of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Professional Appointments and Achievements

Currently Dr. Ziering serves on the faculty of the ISHRS World Congress and specifically as Chairman of the Advanced Board Review Course and the faculty of the ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop. He maintains membership on the ISHRS Fellowship Training Committee and the ISHRS CME Committee. He was also on the founding board of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ABHRS).  In 2003, Dr. Ziering was recognized by his peers at the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons for his Whorl Hair Classification System being awarded the prestigious, “Most Original New Idea” at that year’s scientific assembly and has been awarded the “Clinic of Excellence” designation from Restoration Robotics every year since 2013. Additionally, Dr. Z is on the Surgical Faculty for the Procedural Dermatology Fellowship at the University of California at Irvine, the Dermatology Faculty, Western University/Pacific Hospital, Long Beach, California and Michigan State University, Dermatology Faculty.

Clinical Trials/Studies:

Histogen Inc.
Primary Investigator
Hair Cloning/Multiplication, (HSC)
2008 – Present

Palomar Medical Technologies Inc.
Primary Investigator
Laser resurfacing and Hair Growth,
2008

Merck & Co., Inc.
Propecia and Hair Transplantation,
2001 – 2002

The New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Human Gene Expression Mapping Skin Disease
As it relates to Androgenetic Alopecia,
2000 – 2001

SEO Trilase (Alexandrite/Nd: YAG) Laser and the Erbium: YAG Crystalase laser for Cutaneous and Cosmetic Surgery, 1996 – 1998

Medical, Scientific and Editorial Advisory Board Positions:

Histogen, Inc.  Scientific Advisory Board, 2008 – Present

Allergan Advisory Board, 2017 – present

Medical Consultant for HairDx, 2008

Merck & Co., Inc.  Medical Advisory Board, 2000

Lexington International Medical Advisory Board, 2005 – Present

Pfizer Medical Advisory Board, 2001

Dermatologic Surgery Article Reviewer, 2006 – Present

Ziering Medical is a private practice dedicated exclusively to the specialty of hair restoration and creating positive change for our patients. Our medical staff is selected not only for their skill but also for their integrity, compassion and commitment to excellence. From the initial consultation and customized treatment and surgical plan, to providing precise post-operative follow-up care and support, each patient is assured of receiving confidential and unparalleled quality care.

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