Dr. Paul T. Rose MD, FAAD, FISHRS

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Meet Dr. Rose

Dr. Paul T. Rose MD, FAAD, FISHRS, JD is a graduate of SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine and the University of Connecticut. Subsequently he completed a dermatology residency at Temple University Skin and Cancer Hospital. He is a Board Certified dermatologist. He has participated as a faculty member in numerous courses and symposia throughout many parts of the world. His lectures have ranged from stem cells research to various surgical procedures and other dermatologic subjects. He has lectured extensively on various aspects of hair disease, hair restoration and hair basic science. Dr. Rose has authored articles and textbook chapters covering various aspects of dermatology and dermatologic surgery.

Dr. Rose is an international leader in the field of hair restoration and hair transplantation in men and women. He has been President of the International Society of Hair Restoration and the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Rose has served on the Boards of the ISHRS, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery.

Dr. Rose has been active in providing Pro Bono services to patients in need and was a founder of Operation Restore. Operation Restore offers free hair restoration surgery to indigent people who have been victims of trauma and/or disease.

In his spare time, Dr. Rose spends time with his wife, dogs, children and attending the sporting events of his grandchildren in the East Bay. He is a guitar player and a “struggling” golfer, skier and tennis player.


State University of New York, Bachelor of Arts, 1974
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, M.D., 1979

Post-Graduate Positions

1979 – 1980: University of Connecticut Medical Center, Internal Medicine Internship
1985 – 1988: Temple University, Skin and Cancer Hospital, Dermatology Residency

Board Certification

1988: American Board of Dermatology

Research Projects

  • Alpha Ð1 antitrypsin Pi types, Brooklyn Jewish Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, New York Lung Association Research Grant 1975
  • Mechanisms of Differentiation and Heterochromatization in Mealy Bug Germinal Tissue, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 1977
  • T cell Migration Patterns in Lymph Node Post Capillary Venules, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, Student Research Grant 1978
  • Histamine Influence on T cells, Johns Hopkins Medical Center Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 1978
  • Selected for Student Elective at the National Institute of Health. Immunology Section, International Society of Hair, Bethesda, Maryland 1978

International Scientific Presentations

  • Considerations for FIT, FIT-FUT Workshop – My Approach to FIT, Scalp Dermatology-NON SCARRING Alopecia.
  • Presented at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
  • FIT Problems and Solutions- The LEDGE Donor Closure Technique. Presented at the European Society Hair Restoration Surgery, Brussels, Belgium
  • An Approach to “FIT”. Presented at the Italian Society of Hair Restoration, Torino, Italy
  • Apoptosis and Androgenetic Alopecia. Presented at the International Society of Hair Replacement Surgery, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Live Surgery- Follicular Unit Grafting. Presented in Orlando, Florida


  • Rose, P.T. and Parsley W, The Hairline in Hair Transplantation, eds Stough, DB and Haber, R, Senior Ed, Dover J, Elsevier in press
  • Rose, P.T., and Shapiro R., Pearls on Megasessions, International Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery 1995, Vol3,2: 133-136.
  • Rose, P.T., Considerations in Establishing the Hairline, Intl J of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery,1998.
  • Rose, P.T., The Preparation of Mini Grafts Using Backlighting and/or Microscope, in Hair Transplantation ed Unger W and Shapiro, R, accepted for publication.
  • Rose, P.T., Hairline Design, Hair Transplant Forum International, Volume 12, Number 5, 180, Sept/Oct 2002.
  • Rose, P.T., Avram M, Cole J. et al ,The Potential Role of Minoxidil in the Hair Transplantation Setting, J Derm Surg 2002;28:894-900.
  • Rose, P.T. , Shapiro , R and Morgan M, The Anatomy of the Hair Follicle, in Hair Transplantation ed Unger W and Shapiro, R, accepted for publication.
  • Rose, P.T. , Shapiro et al, Scalp Anatomy, In Hair Transplantation ed Unger W and Shapiro R, accepted for publication.
  • Rose, P.T. and Shapiro, R, Hair Transplantation in Scar Tissue, in Hair Transplantation, ed Unger W and Shapiro, R, accepted for publication.
  • Rose, P. and Morgan, M, An Investigation of Apoptosis in Androgenetic Alopecia, Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, Vol 33, no 1, 2003.
  • Rose, P.T. and Neff M, Medicolegal Aspects of Hair Transplantation.
  • Rose, P.T., Techniques for graft preparation using the backlight.
  • Rose, P.T., An Algorithm for Hair Loss, Published in Symposium, Pfizer 2003.
  • Rose, P.T., Proper, S Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Skin Cancer, The Bulletin of Polk County Medical Association, Vol 30, No 8, August 1989
  • Rose, P.T. Proper S, Fenske, N., Actinic Keratosis and Non Melanoma Skin Cancer Geriatrics, Vol 45:57-65, July 1990
  • Rose, P, Proper, S., Pre-Operative Evaluation , Medical Complications, in Handbook of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Mikhail G.,ed Philadelphia, Saunders 1991
  • Rose, P.T., (Chairman Editorial Board) Medical Office Response to Emergency, Physician Office Products, New Smyrna Beach 1993.
  • Rose, P.T. Scalp Reductions , in Principles and Techniques of Cutaneous Surgery, ed Lask G, and Moy R, R.L., Mc Graw-Hill, new York c 1996, pp 543-560
  • Rose, P.T., An Adjunctive Technique for Treating Perioral Rhytids, International Journal of Laser Surgery
  • Rose, P.T., Histological Changes Associated with Mesotherapy Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2005