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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.
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 SchoolMedical: MD, University of Ottawa, 2004
Graduate: PhD, University of Toronto
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: 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
Blog Posts and Articles
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 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...
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...
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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