Dr. Ron Shapiro is regarded as one of the most important hair transplant surgeons in the world. He was the first physician ever to perform a live treatment procedure during the ISHRS convention in Las Vegas in 1995. Besides his clinic, the Shapiro Medical Group, he is also a lecturer and teaches his techniques in the department of Dermatology at the university of Minnesota. He co-authored the textbook Hair transplantation, considered to be one of the major medical textbooks in its field. He is on the board of ISHRS and of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.