Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD

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Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
21 Bedford Road, Ground Floor
Toronto, ON M5R 2J9 Canada
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Personal Statement

Dr. Donovan is a US and Canadian board - certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair transplantation and hair loss. His offices are based in Toronto and Vancouver.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery (CSDS)

Awards & Recognition

Canadian Skin Patient Alliance "Pro - Patient" Dermatologist Award, 2010 - 2014
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Grant Awardee, 2012
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 2012
Annual Meeting, 1st place, Poster Presentation, 2012
Outstanding Lecturer in Dermatology, Undergraduate Medical Education, 2012
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 2011 Annual Meeting, 1st place, Poster Presentation, 2011


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Ottawa, 2004
    Graduate: PhD, University of Toronto
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, University of Toronto
    Hair Immunology, New York at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Hair Loss, University of California, San Francisco
    Hair Transplantation, University of Toronto

Treatments offered at Donovan Medical

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Blog Posts and Articles

Hair Loss & Thinning of the Brows - What are possible reasons?

Countless Reasons for Eyebrow Loss:Surprisingly, there are over 100 different reasons to have eyebrow loss. I know this for a fact because I have a teaching handout for trainees who work with me at the University of Toronto that lists all the bewildering array of causes. COMMON CAUSES OF EYEBROW LOSSFortunately, the cause of most individual's eyebrow loss boils down to just a handful of causes. Causes of eyebrow loss and treatment include:HYPOTHYROIDISM. Low thyroid levels can...

Hair shedding in Women: Causes to Think About

Hair shedding in WomenHair shedding issues are fairly common among women - and more common in women than men. The medical lingo for hair shedding is "telogen effluvium"Anyone with excessive daily hair shedding needs careful in office work up. Blood testing is essential but only the start. A detailed history is needed. A full examination is needed. What are the top causes of hair shedding in pre-menopausal women? The top causes are:1. low iron levels2. thyroid problems3. crash...

Can hair transplants be performed for patients with scarring alopecia?

Scarring alopecia refers to a group of hair loss conditions that cause scarring in the skin and around the hair follicles. They lead to permanent hair loss. Examples of these conditions include conditions such as lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, pseudopelade and folliculitis decalvans. A hair transplant can be performed in these conditions provided the condition is "quiet" or "inactive." By quiet or inactive, I am referring to three conditions that need to be met...

What's the best source of hair for an eyebrow transplant?

So what's the best source of donor hair for an eyebrow transplant?For an eyebrow transplant, hair can theoretically be taken from anywhere. However, for eyebrows, the scalp seems to be the most reliable in terms of the chances of the hairs surviving and growing back after the transplant. Donor hair for an eyebrow transplant can be taken from the following sites:scalp (usually in the area behind the ear)nape of neckarms or legsbeard (in men)axillae (underarm) - rarely doneIt's important to...

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