Dr. Jean Devroye, FISHRS

Expert in hair transplant

Member of ISHRS 



Graduate of the University of Liège in Belgium, Jean Devroye is Doctor of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics.

Since 2000, Dr Devroye has specialised exclusively in hair restoration. He developed this passion in the late 1990s, when he decided to go to the United States in order to complete most of his training under Dr John Cole (Atlanta, USA).

Other doctors such as Dr Bradley Wolf (Cincinnati, USA), Dr Ron Shapiro (Minneapolis, USA), and Dr Robert Bernstein (New York, USA), who are among the best hair transplant surgeons in the world, also shaped Dr Devroye’s training, enabling him to build on his theoretical and practical experience.

Dr Devroye also specialises in eyebrow, beard and moustache transplantation. He uses both the FUT and FUE techniques.

As a true innovator, he focuses on improving instrumentation for hair transplant.
For the last six years, he has even developed his own motorized system and his own tool for extracting follicular grafts.
He is recognized by its peers for his research on the quality of grafts growth. He is by the way in charge of a global study on the growth of transected hair in donor area for the FUE Research Committee.

Dr Devroye has intense international activity. He attaches great importance to sharing all his knowledge. That is the reason why – under the auspices of ISHRS – he participates in many conferences and workshops, where he often gives presentations or live surgeries demonstrations.
These conferences are places for exchange and discovery, opportunities to share his technique and his own instrumentation.
He also writes many publications and text book chapters about hair restoration. 

Dr. Jean Devroye has been awarded with the prestigious Platinum Follicle – instituted to honour the huge contribution of researchers in improving the quality of hair transplant procedures (FUE and FUT) – during the 25th ISHRS World Congress, which took place in Prague from October 4th to October 7th, 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Jean Devroye has been entirely dedicated to his private practice of hair transplant surgery since 2000. He currently owns a clinic in Brussels - Belgium, working merely on hair transplant (FUE and FUT) with a team of 15 assistants and staff.


2019 ABHRS Diplomat

1999 Training in Hair Transplant Surgery with Dr John P. Cole - Atlanta. Followed by visiting several practices in the US such as Dr Ron Shapiro's, Dr Brad ​Wolf's and Dr Bob Bernstein's clinics.

1996 - 1998 ​Post Graduate training in Aesthetic Medecine and liposculpture in Rotterdam – the Netherlands.

1983 Graduate degree in “Medecine, Surgery and Obstetrics”.

1979 - 1983 ​Medical School (University of Liege - Belgium).

1976-1979 ​BA in Mathematics and Sciences (University of Liege - Belgium).


2023 ​UNGER W., SHAPIRO R., UNGER R. et UNGER M. Hair Transplantation ; 6eédition. Londres

2022 ​Sam Lam

2022 ​Pathomvanitch

2016 ​FUE, co-edited with TRUE R.
​In: Hair Transplantation; 6th edition. London; informa 2016-2017. Walter Unger, Ronald Shapiro, Robin Unger, Mark Unger.

2015 ​Improving FUE Grafts Survival: Extraction Techniques and Transection Management.
​In : LAM S., FUE 360 ; september 2015.

2013 ​Management of the Crown.
​In : Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. August ; 21(3): 397-406.

2011 ​1C. New Software for Calculating Recipient Site Area & FUE Density.
​In : UNGER W., SHAPIRO R., UNGER R. and UNGER M. Donor Area Harvesting Hair Transplantation, 5th edition. London ; informa 2011 ; 247-262.

2011 ​9A.1. An Overview of the Donor Area - Basic Principles.
​In : UNGER W., SHAPIRO R., UNGER R. and UNGER M. Donor Area Harvesting Hair Transplantation, 5th edition. London ; informa 2011 ; 247-262.

PUBLICATIONS (Non-exhaustive list) :


2019 FUE Clinical Practice Guidelines.
​In: ISHRS Forum issue of July 2019 (with Dr. Marcio Crisostomo, Dr. Kapil Dua, Dr. Aditya R. Gupta, Dr. Parsa Mohebi, Dr. Robert H. True, Dr. Ken L. ​Williams, Dr. James A. Harris, Dr. Conradin von Albertini, Dr. Christian N. Bisanga, Dr. O. Iaytun Oguzoglu and Dr. Arthur Tykocinski).

2018 ​A New Multi-Graft Implanter System.
​In: ISHRS Forum issue of May 2018.

2016 ​Powered FU extraction with the shaky flat FUE system (SFFS).
​In: ISHRS Forum issue of June 2016.

2015 FUE, Regrowth Rate of Transected Hair in the Donor Area.
​In: ISHRS Forum issue of December 2015.

2014 Standardization of the Terminology Used in FUE: part III.
​In: ISHRS Forum issue of 3rd May 2014 (with Dr John P. Cole, Dr Bob True and Dr Jose Lorenzo).

2013 ​Standardization of the Terminology Used in FUE: part II.
​Dans : ISHRS Forum issue of 6th November 2013 (with Dr John P. Cole, Dr Bob True and Dr Jose Lorenzo).

2013 ​Standardization of the Terminology Used in FUE: part I.
​In: ISHRS Forum issue of September/October 2013 (with Dr John P. Cole, Dr Bob True and Dr Jose Lorenzo).

2012 Calculated-look-donor-area.
​In: ISHRS Forum issue of 11th July 2011 (with Dr John P. Cole).


2022 WAW DUO SYSTEM Pedal, wireless handpiece, dedicated tablet.

2020 ​WAW implanters

2016 ​Involved in Dr James Harris' research on the comparison of FUE and FUT grafts regrowth by a same patient.

2014-2015 ​In charge of a global study on the growth of transected hair in donor area for the FUE Research Committee. Results will be presented in next meeting in ​Chicago.

2015 Partner for the FUE study: « implanteur VS forceps », in collaboration with Dr Parsa Mohebi.

2012-2015 ​Conception and free diffusion of a software «TGQ» (Transection graft quality) which enables a precise graft quality overview and calculates the main ​transection rates automatically. Such a software helps to apprehend the quality of a FUE procedure and follows the evolution of a newcomer in the hair ​transplant surgery field.

2009-2015 ​Conception and demonstration of a FUE foot pedal with oscillating hand piece. Variable speed and oscillation have regularly been showed during the ​past live surgeries.

2014-2015 ​Conception of a complete series of FUE punchs with different degrees of sharpness. These punches are designed to be compatible with the FUE foot ​pedal. This foot pedal is regularly used during the later live surgeries.

2008 Hairmes » first version was presented in Montreal in 2008 during the ISHRS 16th Annual Meeting, consisting in a hair transplant area and density ​measurement software. In association with Mr Alexandre Duvallet (software developer).

2000 ​First time presentation of a USB camera during the ESHRS meeting in London to observe the donor and recipient areas.

2000 ​Software for Calculating Recipient Site Area & FUE Density.



Over the course of his career, Dr. Devroye has taken part in over 50 congresses as a speaker, moderator and poster author, as well as program director and co-director of major international congresses, including the ISHRS.

The main topics discussed at the congresses included : 
- Hair loss
- Anatomy of the follicular unit
- Micro-pigmentation of the scalp
- Anterior lines and donor area estimation techniques
- FUE / FUT techniques
- Comparison of different FUE punches, including the hybrid punch
- Surgical quality control and reducing transection rates 
- Incisions
- Surgical complications of hair transplants
- Eyebrow transplants
- International regulations

He is constantly researching new ways to offer high-fashion care and to keep abreast of the latest innovations and technological advances.

He has also performed numerous operating demonstrations around the world.