J. McAndrews, M.D. is a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology
at the USC School of Medicine, teaching the residents the
latest advances in hair loss and transplantations. Dr. McAndrews
also lectures extensively to other physicians throughout the
United States on the etiology and treatment of hair loss.
Dr. McAndrews has a private practice located in both Pasadena
and Beverly Hills, CA. Unlike most hair transplant surgeons,
Dr. McAndrews was formally trained in a residency on hair
transplants and the pathophysiology of hair loss.
Dr. McAndrews formally learned the art of hair restorations
during his dermatology residency at the distinguished USC/LAC
Medical Center. He was honored with the distinction of Chief
Resident. He also received years of professional training
under the mentorship of Dr. M.B. Corbett, who is known as
one of the early "pioneers in the field of hair restorations".
In 1996, Dr. Corbett asked Dr. McAndrews to join him as a
partner in his practice. Dr. McAndrews has since taken over
Dr. Corbett's practice that was limited to the field of hair
Dr. McAndrews does not believe automating the hair transplant
process is in the best interest of the patients. He believes,
as the surgeon, he should be involved in every step of the
entire hair transplant process. Therefore, he insists on doing
only one patient a day so that he can devote his undivided
attention to his patient from start to finish. When a hair
transplant clinic is performing 3-4 hair transplants at the
same time, unfortunately the doctor is involved in very little
of the procedure and much of the hair transplant is being
performed by a technician unsupervised. He fails to see the
quality in this approach.
The major limitation to hair transplants is there is a limited
amount of good genetic hair that can be donated to the balding
area. Dr. McAndrews believes in doing everything possible,
even though it is less efficient and more demanding on him
and his staff, to ensure the highest percent of grafts survive
Dr. McAndrews and his hair transplantation style have been
featured on ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, KCOP News, Good
Day LA and other News Channels.
Dr. McAndrews also served in the United States Air Force
as a Flight Surgeon. He received his medical training at USC
School of Medicine, where he achieved "Dean's Scholar"
every year and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (National
Medical Honor Society for the top 15% medical students in
the nation). He scored in the top 4 percentile in the nation
on the National Board Medical Exam. He performed his undergraduate
training at Cal Poly State U., San Luis Obispo, where he graduated
Magna Cum Lauda.
Dr. McAndrews is a member of the International Society of
Hair Restoration Surgery, the American Society of Hair Restoration
Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy
of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and
the Los Angeles MetroDerm Society.