Hair Transplant Surgeons

Practice Name
Physician's Hair Institute
3940 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ, USA, 85719
Education / Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School - 1984 / Doctor of Medicine
Residency and Felllowship
Residency - University of Arizona Health, Tucson Hospitals / Surgery / 1984-1989
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery - 1989
Memberships / Committees
American Board of Surgery
American Hair Loss Association
American Medical Association
European Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgey
Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
In 2003, at the Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery conference in Rome, Italy, Dr. Keene was awarded "The Mouth of Truth Award" for ethics in Hair Restoration Surgery; The story behind The Mouth of Truth, a historical artifact in Rome, is that if you put your hand in the statue's mouth and utter a lie, your hand will be bitten off. In 2003, at the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery conference in Berlin, Germany, she was awarded a certificate for "Ethics in Hair Restoration Surgery." In 2002, at the Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery conference, she was awarded the "Michelangelo" award for her aesthetic ability in creating a natural appearance; In 2002, at the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in London, UK, she was awarded a certificate of appreciation for demonstrating her surgical technique to the European conference; In 2001, at the Italian Society of Hair Restoration, she was awarded the "International Archimedes Award" for her innovative development of hair restoration surgical tools; She was featured as surgeon of the month in the July, 2001 issue of the Hair Transplant Forum.
Sharon Keene MD
As a fully trained general surgeon, Dr. Sharon Keene has been certified by the American Board of Surgery since 1989. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1984, she went on to complete a surgery residency program at the University of Arizona Health, Tucson Hospitals, between 1984 and 1989. Following residency training, Dr. Keene studied trauma and critical care, as well as Endocrine surgery with a desired practice in surgery, was invited to learn about the techniques of hair transplantation. At that time the predominant technique was still punch grafting. Dissatisfied with the unnatural appearing results these techniques produced, Dr. Keene did not pursue hair restoration full time until Dr. Ron Shapiro shared with her the techniques for incisional grafting, which reduced the risk of recipient area scarring dramatically. By the mid 1990's the technique of incisional grafting, and smaller incisions coupled with the increasing use of micrografts in larger numbers represented the earliest use of follicular unit megasessions in the industry. Dr. Keene, working in conjunction with dr. Ron Shapiro, was one of the surgeons who helped to pioneer the technique of Micro Follicular Unit Grafting in hair restoration surgery. She has worked in association with Dr. Ron Shapiro at the clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota while maintaining a private clinic in Tucson, Arizona. Both clinics were among the first in the field to offer follicular unit megasessions

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