Dr. true's Curriculum Vitae

Robert H. True, M.D., MPH

Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
360 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10022
(212) 826-2525 & 800-990-4247
drtrue@hairlossdoctors.com

Summary of Professional Training and Background

  • 07/04 – Present True & Dorin Medical Group, P.C. President and Senior Partner
  • 01/03 – 06/04 Elliott & True Medical Group, New York, P.C. – President & Owner
  • 12/93 – 12/02 The Elliott & True Institute Inc. & Elliott 7 true Medical Group, APC, Partner and Medical Director, Eastern Division
  • 2/91 – 12/93 Elliott-Thomas Medical Group
    • Medical Director Eastern Division/New York Office (7/92-12/93)
    • Staff Physician – California (2/91 - 6/92)
  • 9/89 – 4/92 Kaiser Permanente, Northwest Region, Salem, OR
    • Associate Medical Staff, Salem Hospital, Salem, OR
    • Part-time Family Practice Physician (10/91-4/92)
    • Assistant Physician in Charge (10/90-9/91)
    • Full-time Family Practice Physician (9/89-10/91)
  • 9/85-8/89 U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Keams Canyon, AZ
    • Acting Unit Service Director (1/89-8/89)
    • Clinical Director (6/89-8/89)
    • Family Practice Physician (9/85-8/89)
  • 10/84-7/85 Patuxant Medical Group, Columbia, MD
    • Family Practice Physician
  • 2/84-10/84 Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C.
    • Part-time Emergency Physician
  • 6/83-6/84 See Education
  • 9/78-6/83 Critical Care Medical Services, Chicago, IL
    • Director of Emergency Service (12/79-6/83)
    • St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, IL
    • Associate Director of Emergency Services (11/78-12/79)
    • Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL
    • Emergency Staff Physician (9/78-11/78)
    • Woodstock Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, IL
  • 1/77-8/78 Medical Director and Primary Health Care Consultant
    • Institute of Cultural Affairs, Bombay, India

Education

  • Undergraduate: University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming (1965-1967)
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1967-1969)
    • Bachelor of Science, 6/69
  • Medical: Faculty of Medicine, McGill University (1969-1973)
    • M.D. Degree, 6/73
  • Graduate: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health & Hygiene, (1983-1984)
    • Baltimore, Maryland, Masters of Public Health, 6/84
  • Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, (1973-1974)
    • Rochester, Minnesota, PGY-1, Internal Medicine
  • Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine (1974-1976)
    • MacNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois
  • Fellowships: Surgical Hair Restoration (2/91-6/91)
    • R.M. Elliott, M.D., Los Angeles, California
  • Scalp Extension and Slot Correction (9/93)
    • Dr. Patrick Frechet, Paris, France
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Practice, Certified (1977)
    • Recertified 1983, 1989 and 1996
  • American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery(ABHRS), Certified (1/98),Recertified (10/08)President of the ABHRS 2010

Licensure: New York 189037
New Jersey 25MA07522600
Massachusetts 39998
Pennsylvania MD052650L
Colorado 40276

Honors: Alpha Epsilon Delta
University Scholar McGill University
Nominated as USPHS Clinician of the Year, 1989
USPHS Commendation Medal, 1990
USPHS Achievement Medal, 1988

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery - Counselor to the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (Examinier, Director, past Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President)
  • American Medical Association
  • American Board of Family Practice
  • New York County Medical Society
  • International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Surgeons


Presentations and Publications

  • Proposal of Common Definitions for FUE - 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Anchorage, Alaska (09/11)
  • Special Applications of FUE - 1st Scientific Meeting of the Asian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Bangkok, Thailand (06/11)
  • Extending Donor Supply Using FUE - 4th Scientific Meeting of the Brazilian Association of Hair Restoration Surgery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (08/10)
  • Female Hairline Design - 4th Scientific Meeting of the Brazilian Association of Hair Restoration Surgery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (08/10)
  • Complications of Surgical Hair Restoration  Pre-conference workshop on Hair Restoration surgery - American College of Cosmetic Surgery - Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (01/10)
  • Clinical Applications of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)  Pre-conference workshop on Hair Restorations surgery - American College of Cosmetic Surgery, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (01/10)
  • Female Hairline Design - Pre-conference workshop on Hair Restoration surgery, American College of Cosmetic Surgery - Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (01/10)
  • Faculty of Regional International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons Live Workshop of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Techniques (09/09) Denver, Colorado
  • Blended FUT/FUE - Procedures that combine both Techniques (07/09) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Amsterdam
  • Pure Follicular unit Transplantation vs Multi Unit Graft Transplantation (09/08)World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons Montreal, Canada
  • Hair Restoration in the Age of MRSA (7/2008, 8/2008) Hair Transplant Forum International Vol 18, No. 4
  • Workshop on Follicular Unit Extraction Techniques (09/07) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons Las Vegas, NV
  • Hair Restoration for Transgender Patients (09/07) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV
  • Torso Hair Transplantation (05/07) Italian Society of Hair Restoration, Milan, Italy
  • Follicular Unit Extraction Workshop (10/06) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, San Diego, CA
  • Torso to Scalp Hair Transplantation (10/06) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, San Diego, CA
  • A Protocol to Prevent Shock Loss (Sept/Oct.2005) Hair Transplant Forum International Vol 15, No 5
  • Evolving Practice of Follicular Unit Extraction (08/05) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons Sydney, Australia
  • A Safer Alternative to Lidocaine (10/03) 11th Annual Scientific Assembly of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery New York, NY
  • Exploring Follicular Unit Extraction (10/03) 11th Annual Scientific Assembly of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery New York, NY
  • Latex Allergy – Hidden Menace in Dermatologic Surgery (10/03) 11th Annual Scientific Assembly of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery New York, NY
  • Microprocessor Assisted Local Anesthesia in Hair Transplantation, Dermatol Sug 2002; 28:463-468
  • Microprocessor Assisted Local Anesthesia (10/01) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Variations in Follicular Unit Architecture by Hair Color, Texture and Location (10/01) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Dissection of Follicular Grafts with Scissors (10/99) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
  • Megasessions – Organization of Large Transplant Sessions (10/96) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Nashville, TN
  • Density of Transplanted Hair – Punch vs. Slit Grafts (9/95) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV
  • Clinical Experience with Scalp Extension (9/94) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Toronto, Canada
  • Prevention of Cobblestoning in Hair Transplantation (10/17-10/20/93) XIII International Congress of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Paris, France
  • Advanced Use of Tissue Adhesive in Hair Transplant (9/93) Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology; 19:853-858
  • Tissue Adhesive Technique in Hair Transplantation (4/30-5/2/93) World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Dallas, TX

Television Interviews

  • The Discovery Channel show “Next Step” featuring Accelerated Galeoplasty (1995)
  • Fox's Good Day LA (KTTV) featuring hair transplantation (1996)
  • Fox's Gabrielle (Talk) Show on “Is bald beautiful?” featuring a live via satellite hair transplant (1996)
  • PBS (KCET) Los Angeles show “Health Week” featuring hair transplantation (1998)
  • Lifetime Channel show “New Attitudes” featuring “Hair Loss for Women” (1999)
  • Eyewitness News New York (WABC) segment “The Bald Truth” (1999)
  • Upcoming NBC Today Show
  • The Doug Stephan Show – nationally syndicated talk radio (2002)