Vancouver Dermatologist
750 West Broadway Street, Suite 905
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1K1 CA
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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)

Consultation Fee

Consultation Cost: $ 650

Awards & Recognition

Canadian Skin Patient Alliance "Dermatologist of the Year" 2016
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance "Pro - Patient" Dermatologist Award, 2010 - 2015
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Grant Awardee, 2012
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 2012
Annual Meeting, 1st place, Poster Presentation, 2012, 2011
Outstanding Lecturer in Dermatology, Undergraduate Medical Education 2012


  • 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

Blog Posts and Articles

Omega 3s: A Potential Role in Hair Loss

What Are Omega 3s? Omega 3 fatty acids are called 'essential' fatty acids because we, as humans, can't synthesize them ourselves. We need to get them from our diet. While research in the role of these essential fatty acids in hair biology is still in it's early stages, and we don't really understand if they help or not, it's well known that these omega 3s have a variety of beneficial effects for human health. Evidence suggests that omega 3s have benefits such as lowering...

Do I have to use my hair loss treatment forever?

The word ‘forever’ has a fairly clear meaning and isn’t really open to much in the way of interpretation. Forever means continually. Forever means for always. Forever means forever. For those with genetic hair loss (sometimes called androgenetic alopecia), treatments must be used forever. If treatments are stopped, any benefits that a patient achieved will be lost. Surprisingly, when you pick up a bottle of a typical medication or treatment for genetic hair loss, the word...

Treating Hair Loss: The "NEXT STEP" is not a guessing game

The Modern Treatment Hair Loss: Logical. Ordered. Structured.There are over 100 reasons for hair loss. Each of the causes has different treatment. In my mind, for every patient I see, there is one or two “best’ treatments, and then the third best treatment. If that treatment does not help, I have a next (fourth) treatment in mind. However, the choice of treatment is not random.Just like in a game of chess, there is logic to planning each phase of treatment. There is order. There is...


Scalp redness has many causes. Here, I briefly review the top 12 causes of scalp redness.1) Seborrheic dermatitis.Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is an inflammatory condition of the scalp that affects about 3-5 % of adults. Males are more commonly affected than females. SD occurs on body sites where the skin is oily such as the scalp, eyebrows, sides of nose, eyelids and chest. Individuals with SD of the scalp develop red, flaky skin that is often itchy. The scales can be yellow, white or...

Hair regrowth after a transplant is quite varied

Hair regrowth is variableHair growth starts about 3 months after the surgery. But keep in mind it's highly variable - for some it's 2 months and some it's 5. But regrowth time also depends on the type of surgery. We see some delay in patients with scarring alopecias (cicatricial alopecia), compared to those with genetic hair loss. But overall, three months is a safe bet.

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