Dr. Robert Reese Professional History & Credentials

Dr. Robert Reese is a renowned hair transplant surgeon whose research and work in this area has truly helped to advance the profession of hair transplantation.

Photo of Dr. Robert ReeseDr. Robert Reese is a certified and re-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). He is one of approximately 200 hair restoration surgeons worldwide who have completed the rigorous qualifications to attain this level of expertise. As a Past-President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery he is a recognized leader among hair transplant doctors worldwide. Although the majority of his patients reside in the upper Midwest, Dr. Reese has operated on patients from around the world.

Dr. Reese has also advanced his profession through performing original research on the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the hair transplantation process, and is one of the first doctors in the world to use PRP in hair transplant surgery. He has performed original research via three studies on the use of PRP in the hair restoration process; the most recent study was published in the scientific journal, Dermatologic Surgery, November 2016.

As a renowned expert is his field, Dr. Reese has given lectures at hair restoration meetings around the world on the use of PRP in the hair restoration process. Through these efforts Dr. Reese has advanced his profession to the point that the use of PRP in the hair restoration process is now considered as mainstream and is routinely practiced by leading experts in the field.

Dr. Reese is often asked to write articles on hair transplantation and recently authored a chapter on the use of PRP in hair restoration surgery for the medical textbook, Hair Transplant 360, Volume 3. He has also contributed articles for the publication Hair Transplant Forum International.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Reese completed his residency in General Surgery and then went on to complete a fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Surgery. He has been a practicing surgeon since 1993, and has been preforming hair restoration surgery on a full-time basis since 1999.

Dr. Robert Reese is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery

To become a Diplomate of the ABHRS a physician must demonstrate training, evidence of post-training surgical experience, aesthetic skill and a comprehensive clinical understanding of hair loss and its treatment modalities. In order to qualify for the annual examination a candidate must present case logs and operative reports with surgical details with before and after photographs providing evidence of high quality, cosmetic and aesthetic results. An applicant must successfully complete a comprehensive examination consisting of both an oral and written component identifying a thorough knowledge of hair restoration surgical techniques. The ABHRS exam stands as the only psychometrically and statistically validated examination dedicated to the specialty of hair restoration surgery. The ABHRS is the only certification process recognized by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, (ISHRS) the largest hair restoration educational society in the world.

Dr. Reese’s credentials include:

  • Designated as one of America’s Top Surgeons, Consumer Research Council of America, 2004-2005
  • Physician and Surgeon 2000-2004, Medical Hair Restoration, Minnetonka, MN
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, 1999, State University of New York – Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, New York
  • Clinical Instructor in Surgery, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Vascular & General Surgery 1993-1999 (Private Practice) Williamsville, NY
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery 1992-1993, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 1987, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa B.S., 1981, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota


As one of the premier hair transplant doctors in the state of Minnesota/Upper Midwest region, Dr. Reese has many board certifications:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery – 2001, Surgical Hair Restoration
  • American Osteopathic Board of Surgery – 1995, General Surgery
  • American Board of Phlebology


  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • South Dakota


  • Selected as a member of the inaugural class of Fellows of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS), the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration
  • Currently serves on the Board Committee for the ISHRS
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
  • Advanced Board Review Course, ABHRS
  • American Hair Loss Association
  • M&M conference

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