Since DiStefano Hair Transplant Center was founded over 15 years ago, it has grown to become the largest independent hair transplant practice in New England and, today, is at the forefront of transplantation technology. But it wasn't until 1991 that Dr. DiStefano had even considered entering the practice of hair transplants.
A veteran of both the ER and surgery, Dr. DiStefano was well-known in Massachusetts medical circles for his surgical skills. A 1979 graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, the Worcester native returned home to complete his internship and residency in local hospitals, specializing in surgery, and then emergency medicine. He met and married his wife, and started a family. As his family grew to include three sons he found the unreliable hours of his professional career often intruding on his home life.
His brother's hair transplant proved to be the catalyst for change. Recognizing that hair loss is not just a cosmetic issue, but one with far reaching emotional implications for its sufferers, Dr. DiStefano soon found himself intrigued with the idea of
redirecting his talents to improve the treatment options available to those who suffer from hair loss.
Although he had the surgical expertise, DiStefano knew he would have to learn the finer points regarding transplant procedures and aesthetics. He sought out Dr. Dow Stough, a leader and teacher within the field, and trained under him in hair transplant surgery at the Stough Clinic in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Today, Dr. DiStefano is renowned for his artistry in the reconstruction of hairlines with over 5,000 hair transplants to his credit.
In 2004, Dr. DiStefano began studying with Dr. Patrick Frechet, the creator of the revolutionary Triple-Flap procedure. His surgical background has allowed Dr. DiStefano to become one of the only doctors in the United States to successfully perform the procedure. He has performed numerous Triple Flap surgeries and is now recognized internationally for his specialized talent and expertise.
Harvard Medical International, in 2004, through the nomination of the esteemed Dr. Elof Eriksson, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Head of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, recommended Dr. DiStefano to provide physcian training and mentoring in hair transplantation, applications of relevant technology and evolution of clinical protocols. In 2006, Dr. DiStefano was retained by Harvard Medical International to assist in the development of Hair Transplant Technician licensing requirements for Dubai Healthcare City.
Why Choose Dr. Mark DiStefano, MD
Graduate of Georgetown Medical School
Board Certified M.D.
Examiner ABHRS American Board Of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Member of the International Society of Hair Restorations (ISHRS).
Member of the European Society of Hair Restoration (ESHRS).
Consultant for Harvard Medical International for Hair Transplant Training.
Clinical Instructor; Plastic Surgery-UMASS Medical School.
Only doctor in New England offering Follicular Unit Extraction Technique (F.U.E).
We Live it - Nearly 1/3 of DiStefano Hair Restoration Center employees started as paying patients.
Dr. Mark DiStefano is a Proud Supporter of OPERATION RESTORE a program sponsored by International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Pro Bono Foundation. In addition, Dr. DiStefano volunteers his surgical expertise for OPERATION RESTORE, helping critical need patients to restore their self-image, self-esteem and their hair restoration.
Above: The staff at DiStefano Hair Restoration Center
Below: In August 2005 Dr DiStefano led a workshop on Donor Estimation, Harvesting and Wound Management at the Annual Meeting of the ISHRS Conference in Sydney, Australia