Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS
Dr. Richard Chaffoo is the founder and surgical director of San Diego Hair MD offering advanced hair replacement and restoration in the San Diego area. He is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with 30 years of surgical experience. His accomplishments include past President of the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society and current Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas.
San Diego Hair MD is the nation's first hair surgery facility directed by both a board-certified plastic surgeon and a dermatologist. Our patients receive the highest quality care available in our state-of-the-art center by a team of highly trained and professional staff who work closely with our doctors to provide natural-looking results. Each patient is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet their aesthetic needs in a discreet, friendly, and personable environment.
Dr. Chaffoo is the medical director for Stemson Therapeutics in La Jolla. This company is an offshoot of Sanford Burnham which is a nationally prominent biotech research company also based in La Jolla. Stemson was created in part due to ground breaking research on the human hair follicle from a collaborative research study with San Diego Hair MD seeking permanent solutions to hair loss in men and women. Dr. Chaffoo and San Diego Hair MD continue to investigate the human hair follicle and hair loss with Stemson along with other international plastic surgery colleagues across the globe. San Diego Hair MD remains committed to providing their patients state of the art technology for hair loss through the latest surgical options and research protocols.
Meet our hair doctor, Richard Chaffoo. To find out if hair restoration surgery is right for you, request a consultation or call (619) 633-3100.
Why Is Board Certification Important?
Unfortunately, any doctor can perform cosmetic surgery, including hair replacement surgery, in his or her office with no formal surgical training. When you choose a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), you can feel confident that your surgeon is:
- Certified by the only surgical board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) that certifies surgeons in cosmetic surgery of the entire body, including the hair and scalp
- Skilled and experienced in cosmetic surgery, an integral part of which involves the face, scalp, and hairline
- Extensively trained to perform all aspects of hair surgery, both aesthetic and reconstructive
- Uniquely qualified to perform complex surgical correction of difficult scalp and hair defects caused by burns, cancer, birth defects, trauma, and genetic conditions such as male pattern baldness
In addition to certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chaffoo is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery). His triple board-certification demonstrates his level of expertise and dedication to his profession.