Dr. Shelly Friedman, D.O., F.A.O.C.D

Dr. Friedman is a Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon
with 36 Years of Experience Treating More than 20,000+ Men and Women with Hair Loss.

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Dr. Shelly Friedman, SICD Medical Director
Dr. Shelly Friedman

Dr. Friedman has dedicated his medical career to becoming a true specialist in hair restoration surgery. He is the Founding President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the certifying board for hair transplant surgeons. Dr. Friedman believes that hair transplantation is a surgical specialty in itself and like other medical specialties, it requires professional oversight to protect the public from inexperienced surgeons. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally at hair restoration and dermatology seminars. He has also taught his surgical techniques at live surgery workshops.

Dr. Friedman has been very generous with his time and knowledge, training a number of well known hair transplant physicians. Dr. Friedman not only performs the latest hair restoration techniques but also has advanced the practice of hair transplantation with his own innovative ideas and skills.

Dr. Friedman also holds a Board Certification for Dermatology, the field dedicated to skin, nails, and hair loss & alopecia.

Curriculum Vitae

Founding President, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
Medical Advisor, American Hair Loss Council

Office Address:
Scottsdale Institute for Cosmetic Dermatology
8700 East Via De Ventura, Suite 130
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
PH: 480-970-0300


Medical SchoolGraduate School
Michigan State University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, Michigan
June 1978- June 1982
Degree: D.O., June 1982
Arizona State University
Psychology & Family Counseling
Tempe, Arizona
January 1972- June 1973
Undergraduate SchoolSecondary
Providence College
Providence, Rhode Island
September 1967- June 1971
Cranston High School East
Cranston, Rhode Island
September 1965- June 1967


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Post Graduate Training

Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital
50 N. Perry Street
Pontiac, Michigan 48058
DME: Joseph Territo, D.O.
July 1, 1982- June 30, 1983
Department of Dermatology
Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital
Pontiac, Michigan 48058
Chairman: Daniel Koprince, D.O.
August 1, 1983- July 31, 1986

Cosmetic Surgery

FellowshipsPostgraduate Teaching
Preceptorship in Sclerotherapy
With: Elise Bernier, M.D.
Sherbrooke, Quebec 819-599-7016
Preceptorship in Hair Transplantation
With: Emanuel Marritt, M.D.
Englewood, Colorado 303-694-9371
Preceptorship in Hair Transplantation
With: Walter Unger, M.D.
Toronto, Canada 416-484-8303
Michigan State University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, Michigan
Appointed Position: Assistant Clinical
Professor in Dermatology
1986- Present

Certification and Licensure

  • Fellow, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, October 23, 2013
  • Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, January 1, 1998, October 7, 2008
  • American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology; Board Certified in Dermatology, February 29, 1988. Number 83
  • Diplomate, National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, July 1, 1983. Number 8921
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice May 13, 2000. Number 29048
  • Georgia Composite Medical Board, January 7, 2000. Number 048351
  • Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery, March 6, 1986. Number 2179
  • Michigan State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, July 1, 1983. Number 008106
  • State of Illinois, Department of Registration and Education, November 1, 1983. Number 036-066743

Honors and Awards

  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Sydney, Australia 2005 Best Practical Tip
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology- Fellow of Distinction, 2005
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2000
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1998
  • Who’s Who in the World, 1993
  • Who’s Who in Health Professionals, 1991
  • Who’s Who in America, 1990
  • Who’s Who in the Midwest, 1988
  • Who’s Who in the West, 1987
  • National Institute of Health Psychiatry Fellowship, Michigan State University
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1980-1981
  • Dean’s List, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, 1969-1971

Society Memberships

  • American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery- President, June 10, 1996
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Hair Loss Council- Medical Advisor
  • World Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons- Medical Advisory Board
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery- Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology- Fellow
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Inter- American Society of Cosmetic, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery
  • International Society for Aesthetic Surgery
  • International Society for Dermatologic Surgery

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To guide men and women in the right direction, Dr. Friedman has taken the best of his 36+ years as a dermatologist and hair restoration doctor and concentrated it down into an easy-to-read book, The Doctor’s Complete Guide to Hair Loss. From it, you will learn why we lose hair, how it is lost, how we can prevent it, and what we can do—surgically and non-surgically—to get it back.

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