Sanusi Umar, MD, Workshop Chairman

Head of Scalp and Hair Disorders: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Invented a hair transplant device that is efficient in performing the linear scar-free hair transplantation called follicular unit excision (FUE) in all persons of African descent. Before that, FUE, the only minimally invasive surgical HT procedure, was not easily performed by existing devices designed to work for individuals with straight hair follicles and thin to average thickness skin. The invention culminated in the issue of 3 US, Canadian and European patents.

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Medical Pioneer

Developed and published the first AKN classification scheme that enables a standard language and method for quantifying and qualifying AKN disease such that would allow for an objective way of assessing AKN presentation and response to various treatments. Developed new surgical techniques for addressing large AKN lesions in single procedures, using the aid of specially designed and patent-pending tension suture aids

Dr. Sanusi Umar, a fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology and a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, is a pioneer in the world of FUE hair restoration. As a published professional featured in some of the most highly-reputable medical journals in the industry, Dr. Umar has revolutionized FUE for patients of color with his numerous patented inventions. His contributions include the Dr.UGraft ™ family of FUE tools, noted for their unprecedented versatility when it comes to the extraction of Afro-textured hair and hair from donor areas aside from the scalp.
Dr. U’s tireless innovation has made FUE hair transplant surgery possible for patients who, in the past, would have been denied treatment. His work on patients with especially challenging skin and hair types, as well as procedures performed on severely scarred and depleted individuals, is backed up by years of experience practicing his craft. He has orchestrated very well-received seminars similar to our upcoming course, sponsored by the Dr.UGraft™ Zeus. He would like to take this opportunity to continue in the same vein and share what he has learned with his peers and colleagues in the field.

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