John Satino’s career extends to the early days of the hair transplant field since 1969, when it was an antiquated and painful procedure. His background started at Ohio State University when he studied Biomedical Engineering, to medical training in Chinese acupuncture, through being a research principal for all 3 FDA-approved hair-loss options: Rogaine, Propecia, and the low-level laser comb. John has extensive experience in research in 1977 he was Research Coordinator for Biotone International and Wright State Universitys work on Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to reverse muscle atrophy in spinal cord injuries. In 1983 he was a consultant to NASAs Biomedical Department for the development of EMS to prevent leg muscle atrophy in space flight. John was the lead researcher in the 1984 Upjohn Pharmaceuticals Minoxidil (Rogaine) studies under Dr. C.P. Chambers, and later research coordinator for Merck Pharmaceuticals Phase 1 clinical trials of Finasteride (Propecia) in 1991. Our clinics study on the benefits of low-level laser comb, sold in Canada for the last few years, was published in the Intl Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology in 2003 the laser comb recently received FDA approval. He is also published on laser-assisted hair transplantation with the CO2 laser.
Memberships in medical organizations include New York Academy of Sciences (1990), International Society of Hair Surgeons (1993), American Hair Loss Council (1996), Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (2001), Laser Institute of America (2001), and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (2004).
Over many decades, John has become not just an international expert on hair transplantation, but has developed relationships with an international list of patients that include major TV personalities, professional athletes, international and US government officials, actors, musicians, entertainers, and even a Middle Eastern prince. John takes pride in the fact that we are not a hair transplant mill each patient is treated as an individual with professionalism and friendliness.
Dr. Michael Markou is a graduate of the University of South Florida and earned his Medical degree in Kirkville, MO at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His Internship and Residency training was completed at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida. He has specialized in hair restoration surgery since 1994. As a primary investigator for the Merck Pharmaceutical clinical research on Propecia, and Dr. Markou is nationally published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, on the treatment of male pattern baldness.
Dr. Markou has been professor of Clinical Medicine at Kirksville, MO, Iowa University of Health Sciences School, and Nova Southeastern University, Miami, FL. He is a Board-Certified Physician, Member of the American Medical Association, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and American Society of Laser Surgery. He is presently on staff at Morton Plant Hospital