Dr Jean Devroye, FISHRS

Expert in hair transplant

Biography

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.



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.

EDUCATION

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).

TEXT BOOK CHAPTERS

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: FUE 360; September 2015. S. Lam.

2013
Management of the Crown.
In: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. Août ; 21(3): 397-406.
2011
1C. New Software for Calculating Recipient Site Area & FUE Density.
In: Donor Area Harvesting Hair Transplantation, 5th edition. London; informa 2011; 247-262. Walter Unger, Ronald Shapiro, Robin Unger, Mark Unger.
2011
9A.1. An Overview of the Donor Area - Basic Principles.
In: Donor Area Harvesting Hair Transplantation, 5th edition. London; informa 2011; 247-262. Walter Unger, Ronald Shapiro, Robin Unger, Mark Unger.

PUBLICATIONS

2016
Description of a quality procedure.
In: ISHRS Forum issue of June 2016.
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).
2011
Regulations: Who Can Perform HTS in Europe?
In: ISHRS Forum issue n°4, vol. 21.
2004
Hair Mass Index and Hair Mass Transferred in Practice.
In: ESHRS Journal (with Dr John P. Cole).

TECHNICAL INVENTIONS AND RESEARCHES

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.

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS ORGANIZER

2016
Manchester, ISHRS Regional Meeting. Co-host with Dr Bessam Farjo.
2014
Brussels, Program Director of the ISHRS Regional Workshop, European Hair Transplant Workshop.
Focusing on the Complementary Approaches of FUT & FUE, 6 live surgeries
Successfully attended by 126 participants from 30 countries in our 6000 square foot clinic.
Participation from Arabic Emirates, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Pakistan, Ireland, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, USA.

Topics presented by Jean Devroye:
  • FUT-Strip: Slivers and grafts dissection under the microscope. Grafts conservation.
  • Live surgery with Dr Bradley Wolf: FUT.
  • FUE: Transection rate: definitions and calculations.

  • 2005
    Brussels, 8th ESHRS Annual Congress and Live Surgery Workshop. Chairman, Program Director.
    • Live surgery demonstration
    • Hair Mass; Hair Density: “Hair Mass Index and Hair Mass Transferred in practice”
    • “Relationship between characteristics of incisions and growth rate of transplanted hair”

    LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES IN HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY

    2016
    Will be in charge of the core course requirements and qualifying examination for Hair Transplant surgery training for the Belgian students enrolled in a post graduate degree in “Aesthetic Medicine”.
    2015
    In collaboration with Dr. Greg Williams and the BOG, special request for the inclusion of a new paragraph in section 3.1 of prEN 16844, recognition of the term “Hair Transplantation surgery“ and special mention allowing only appropriately trained medical doctors to perform all the steps in a hair transplant procedure that involve incisions in the skin.
    2012-2013
    In collaboration with Dr Jean Hebrant,) SBME President (Belgian Society of Esthetic Medicine), we obtained for Belgium the passing of a new and unique law in Europe which entitles an «Aesthetic Doctor» (MD with a post graduate training in aesthetic medicine) to perform hair transplant surgery legally.
    2011-2015
    Extended work with the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) in order to avoid that Hair Transplant Practice would be in Europe solely and legally reserved to doctors specialized in plastic surgery. Thanks to our perseverance we succeeded.

    AWARDS

    2015
    Montreal, 23rd ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. FUE, Regrowth Rate of Transected Hair in the Donor Area. (1st place best Poster).
    2008
    Montreal, 16th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. Hair Transplant Area Density Measurement Software. (2nd place best Poster).
    2005
    Sydney, 13th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. How to Study the Relationship Between Characteristics of Incisions and Growth Rates of Transplanted Hairs in Your Own Practice. (3rd place best Poster).
    2000
    Hawaii, 8th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. Software for Calculating Recipient Site area & FUE Density (1st place best Poster with Dr John P. Cole).

    COMMITTEES

    2015-2016
    Member of the BOG (Board of governors ISHRS)
    2012-2015
    Inaugural member of the ISHRS FUE Research Committee
    2012-2015
    Subcommittee on European Standards member representative to CEN/TC 403
    2012-2013
    FUE terminology subcommittee member
    2011-2012
    MCME Committee member

    MEMBERSHIPS

    Since 2013
    Affiliated Fellow of the ISHRS
    Since 2000
    Member of the ISHRS
    Since 2000
    Member of « SBME » (Belgian Society of Aesthetic Medicine)
    Since 2012
    Member representative of CEN, European Committee for Standardization

    HIS TEACHING TRAININGS

    2016
    “Advanced Master Training in Aesthetic Medicine”: a two days special training for a group of 15 physicians coming from South America with El Pinto Institute Europe.
    2015
    “Advanced Master Training in Aesthetic Medicine”: a two days special training for a group of 15 physicians coming from South America with El Pinto Institute Europe.
    2014
    “Advanced Master Training in Aesthetic Medicine”: a two days special training for a group of 15 physicians coming from South America with El Pinto Institute Europe.
    Since 2010
    Frequently visited by MD(s) from different countries interested in the hair transplantation practice.

    INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS & LECTURES

    2017
    Bangkok, 5th Annual Scientific Meeting in Hair Restoration & Live Surgery Workshop of the Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (AAHRS).
    • WAW FUE System & Trumpet Punch
    • Panel discussion: Recipient Area
    • Luch with Experts: WAW FUE System
    • Live surgery during the workshop
    2017
    Ludhiana, 8th Scientific Conference & Workshop of the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons, India (AHRS).
    • Coffee with experts: Technical Variables in FUE
    • WAW FUE System & Trumpet Punch
    • Panel discussion: Hair Transplantation: What is Proper, What Is Not Proper?
    • Donor Area Assessment And Long Term Management
    • Panel discussion: Surgical Complications of Hair Transplantation
    • Live surgery during the workshop
    2016
    Las Vegas, 24th World Congress of the ISHRS.
    • Effects of FUE Transection on Graft Growth
    • Video: Shaky Flat FUE System: An Original Approach to Improve FUE Procedure Quality
    • Discussion table: Adjusting Technical Variables According to Patient Variables in FUE
    • Open debate: Congress's Best Topics Discussion Panel
    2016
    Brazil, 6th Brazilian Workshop on Hair Transplant.Course faculty.
    • Powered FUE extraction with the shaky flat FUE system
    • FUE re-growth rate of transected hair in the donor area: update
    • How to create good quality incisions
    • Eyebrow transplants using body hairs
    2016
    Manchester, European Hair Transplant Workshop. Co-host with Dr Bessam Farjo.
    • Fair Consultation
    • FUE Quality Index
    • Faculty Panels on different topics
    • Live demonstrations: FUE cases in males
    2016
    Paraguay, 2nd Latin-American Workshop on hair transplant - FUE technique. Course faculty.
    • Moderator on: How to start in FUE?
    • Quality control in FUE
    • My "shaky flat" FUE system: how does it work? what are its advantages?
    • FUE eyebrow transplant with beard hair
    • Live demonstration
    2015
    Chicago , 23rd ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. Course Faculty and Moderator. Poster presentation.
    • Poster: FUE, , re-growth rate of transected hair in the donor area
    • Experts table on FUE tool selection
    • Panel member in a session on international regulations
    2015
    Lausanne, 14th Congress of SSME (Swiss Aesthetic Medical Society). Course faculty.
    • Hair Transplantation, general overview
    • Hair Loss, Short and long term strategy
    2015
    1st European meeting Scalp Micro Pigmentation with workshop during 4 days in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
    2015
    University of Brussels (Brugmann Hospital) department of Pr Albert De Mey Plastic surgery.. Overviewing of a Hair transplant practice for the resident students in Plastic surgery.
    2015
    Istanbul, 3rd Mediterranean FUE Workshop. Course Faculty and Moderator.
    • Graft damage: Partial and total transection, Capping, Paring, Broken follicle and missing graft
    • Moderator on: Different FUE tools
    • The differences between dull and sharp punches
    • Moderator on: Donor area II
    • Transection: How to minimize the rates
    • FUE Surgery Case: 1000 grafts
    2015
    New Delhi, ISHRS Asian FUE workshop. Course Faculty and Moderator.
    • Basics of FUE & Instrumentation: Different types of Punches & Machines
    • Breakfast with Experts : Punchs & Machines
    • PANEL – Revision Hair Transplant: FUE after Strip Surgery
    • Follicular Transection Rate (FTR): Definition & Calculations
    • FUE Surgery Case: 500 grafts
    2014
    Kuala Lumpur, 22nd ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. Course Faculty and Moderator.
    • Basics Course FUE Overview and Station 5: Introduction to FUE
    • Donor Harvesting: FUE - On the Rise: FUE Highlights Videos
    • Donor Harvesting: FUE - On the Rise: Transections in FUE Technique: Definition, Consequences, Management
    • Moderator of the session Donor Harvesting: The Combination of FUT and FUE - The Win-Win for the Future?
    • Coffee with the experts, Table Leader on the topic of "How to Select the Optimal Tool for FUE"
    2014
    Brussels, , ISHRS Regional Workshop. Program Director.
    • Basics Course FUE Overview and Station 5: Introduction to FUE
    • Donor Harvesting: FUE - On the Rise: FUE Highlights Videos
    • Donor Harvesting: FUE - On the Rise: Transections in FUE Technique: Definition, Consequences, Management
    • Moderator of the session Donor Harvesting: The Combination of FUT and FUE - The Win-Win for the Future?
    • Coffee with the experts, Table Leader on the topic of "How to Select the Optimal Tool for FUE"
    2013
    Madrid, 2nd Mediterranean FUE Workshop. Course faculty.
    • FUE Anatomy: Debate with Faculty
    • Motorized FUE
    • Donor Site: Debate with Faculty
    • FUE C&D Debate with Faculty
    • FUE Surgery Case: 1000 grafts
    2013
    San Francisco, 21st ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. Course Faculty.
    • Coffee with the Experts table : Assessing FUE transection
    • Lunch Symposium 214: Hair Transplant Marketing Strategies
    2012
    Bahamas, 20th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. Course Faculty.
    • FUE: Hands-on
    2011
    Brussels, Belgian Society of Aesthetic Medicine Congress. Course Faculty.
    • How to perform eyebrows hair transplant
    2011
    Anchorage, 19th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. Course Faculty. Workshop Chair.
    • Moderator on introduction FUE: high definition Surgical Theater & free Papers
    • Panelist for interactive: Hairline Design Panel
    2010
    New York, 18th ISHRS Regional Annual Meeting.
    2009
    Amsterdam, 17th ISHRS Regional Annual Meeting. Chairman LPV (live patient viewing).
    2008
    Montreal, 16th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. Moderator.
    2008
    Rome, ISHRS Regional Workshop. Live surgery demonstration, FUE and FUT.
    2007
    Paris, 10th ESHRS Annual Congress and live Surgery Workshop.
    • Live surgery demonstration with Dr Ron Shapiro and Dr Jerry Wong
    • FUE-FUT: The concept of coronal and sagittal incisions reviewed
    2007
    Las Vegas, 15th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
    2006
    San Diego, 14th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
    Poster presentation: Pictures in a Hair Transplant Surgery Practice (P5)
    2006
    Los Angeles, ISHRS Regional Workshop: eyelashes transplantation.
    2006
    Zurich, 9th ESHRS Annual Congress and Live Surgery Workshop. Course Faculty.
    • Live surgery demonstration FUT
    • When FUE is a necessity, with Dr Patrick Mwamba
    2006
    Orlando, ISHRS Workshop.
    2005
    Sydney, 13th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
    Poster presentation: Incision Pattern Device to Facilitate the Study in Hair Transplant Surgery.
    2005
    Brussels, 8th ESHRS Annual Congress and Live Surgery Workshop. Chairman, Director.
    Poster presentation: Incision Pattern Device to Facilitate the Study in Hair Transplant Surgery.
    2004
    Vancouver, 12th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
    2004
    Florence, 7th ESHRS Annual Congress and Live Workshop.
    2003
    Berlin, 6th ESHRS Congress. Live surgery demonstration.
    2003
    New York, 11th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
    2002
    Chicago, 10th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
    2002
    London, 5th ESHRS Annual Congress and Live Surgery Workshop.
    • Assisted Dr Ron Shapiro in FUT live surgery
    • Hair Surgery Practice with an USB camera
    2001
    Puerto Vallarta, 9th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
    2001
    Barcelona, 6th ESHRS Congress.
    2000
    Hawaii, 8th ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting.
    Poster presentation with Dr John Cole: Software for Calculating Recipient Site area & FUE Density.
    1999
    Paris, 5th ESHRS Congress.
    1999
    San Francisco, first attendance to the Annual ISHRS Scientific Meeting.

    TV AND RADIO INTERVIEWS

    2015
    On n’est pas des pigeons. Several interviews. RTBF, Belgian TV program.
    2014
    Les Grosses Têtes. RTL Radio, Belgian Radio.
    2013
    Tout s’explique. RTL, Belgian TV program.
    2010
    100% Mag. M6, French TV program.

    PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY

    2016
    Greffe de cheveux : la qualité de la technique est essentielle. In: Santé Masculine – La Dernière Heure
    2014
    Hair Raising. In: Pride Life
    2010
    À la Clinique Grand Roi, à Bruxelles, chaque cas de calvitie est unique. In: Côté Coiffure
    2010
    De nouveaux cheveux, greffés. In: Santé - Sud Presse
    2009
    Évolution de la greffe de cheveux. In: Médecine esthétique et cosmétologie
    2007
    Rencontre avec le Dr. Devroye, spécialiste de la transplantation capillaire. In: Lawrence KAZAN
    2007
    Greffe de cheveux « Haute Couture ». In: L’événement
    2007
    Greffe de sourcils et de cils. In: Évasion
    2007
    Greffe de cheveux « Haute Couture ». In: Côté Santé
    2006
    La greffe de cheveux : les nouveautés. In: Origin’Hair
    2006
    À Bruxelles, chaque cas de calvitie est traité comme un cas unique. In:Union belge des coiffeurs
    2006
    FUE : quelles sont les dernières évolutions dans le domaine de la greffe de cheveux ? In: Apparence
    2006
    À Bruxelles, chaque cas de calvitie est traité comme un cas unique. In: Côté Santé
    2006
    Present and Future of Hair Transplant Surgery Corrected. In: Dermatology Review
    2005
    Hair Raising. In: Fitness First Magazine
    2005
    À la Clinique Grand Roi, à Bruxelles, chaque cas de calvitie est unique. In: Entreprendre