Dr. Unger is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York (2002-2016), and was an Adjunct Professor (Dermatology) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine from 2003 to 2007. He has published numerous articles in medical journals and has been invited to deliver scientific papers at over 150 medical meetings throughout the world, the last three at the June 2015 World Congress of Dermatology, where he was also Chairman of the section of the meeting devoted to hair restoration surgery. He has written or co-authored 38 chapters on hair transplantation for dermatology and plastic surgery medical textbooks, eleven of them from 2006 to 2015, and is currently co-writing 4 chapters for 4 more textbooks. Nobody has remotely been honored by so many requests to author textbook chapters. His own textbook, Hair Transplantation, a multi-author work, has been widely considered the standard reference text for hair transplant surgeons from the publication of the first edition to the fifth published in 2011; it has been translated in Spanish, Korean and Chinese.

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Curriculum Vitae

Walter P. Unger
M.D., F.R.C.P. (C)., F.A.C.P., A.B.H.R.S.


Current Appointments:
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology
Director, Hair Restoration Surgery Resident and Fellowship Program

University of Toronto, Canada
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Dermatology)

Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, USA

St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada

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Planning Principles: Good Short and Long-Term Planning in Hair Transplantation

Despite having been previously asked to write chapters on hair transplanting for 38 dermatologic and plastic surgical textbooks over the last few decades (the last three since 2012) and editing or co-editing five multi-authored textbooks entirely devoted to that subject (the last one in 2011), I have essentially not written for the general public. I have always assumed that by writing for physicians, the contents of those publications would indirectly reach and help the largest number of people who aren’t physicians. The world has changed however. We now have the internet and I might well have accomplished that goal more effectively by paying more attention to it, rather than medical textbooks!

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