Looking for a Hair Transplant Surgeon?

You’ve come to the right place if you are looking for a hair transplant surgeon.  The caring and knowledgeable staff at PAI Nashville is here to help make your treatment a success. We are one of the few clinics in the nation to have two ARTAS certified surgeons on staff as well as highly skilled technicians.

Both the surgeons and the technicians are highly specialized, having  worked in hair transplantation for most or all of their careers.  Each team member has been carefully hand picked to give you the best experience on the day of your procedure.  We hope you enjoy watching  this quick video to meet our staff and get familiar with our facility here in Nashville.


Jeffrey Waesche, M.D.

Hair Transplant Surgeon

Dr. Waesche has over 35 years of surgical experience. For the last 16 he has focused entirely on hair transplant surgery.   “I enjoy surgery and have always had a strong desire to make peoples lives better,” says Dr. Waesche. He adds, “In the hair restoration field I’m helping men and women through a difficult emotional time. My patients aren’t physically sick – but they’re struggling with a difficult emotional and psychological issue – hair loss.”

Dr. Waesche’s surgical artistry in hair restoration ensures that each patient receives optimum care and the best and most natural hair transplant result. “The hair line is the frame of the face. Without a good, natural hairline, the face is out of proportion,” says  Dr. Waesche.

Dr. Waesche regularly performs Multi-Unit Hair Grafting and automated Follicular Unit Extraction with the ARTAS robot. He is certified by Restoration Robotics as an ARTAS Follicular Unit Grafting (FUE) surgeon.


Facts About Dr. Waesche

  • Practicing transplant surgery since 1998.
  • 35 years of surgical experience.
  • Performs ONLY hair transplantation.
  • Co-developed PAI’s Multi-unit Hair Grafting™ procedure.
  • ARTAS Follicular Unit Extraction Certified
  • Completed over 3,600 hair transplant procedures.
  • Active member of the Prestigious International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Chris Pawlinga, M.D.

Hair Transplant Surgeon

As a hair transplant surgeon and former hair loss sufferer Dr. Pawlinga understands the sensitive nature of hair loss and the struggle many men and women go through to find the right hair restoration solution. With nearly 30 years in the medical profession Dr. Pawlinga is very experienced in all aspects of medicine and patient care. As a board certified hair transplant surgeon Dr. Pawlinga has distinguished himself in the field of hair surgery and has a passion for helping those suffering with hair loss.

Dr. Pawlinga performs various types of hair transplant procedures including hand Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), ARTAS robotic Follicular Extraction and Multi-unit Hair Grafting. He really enjoys offering the variety of procedure types so he can best match the patients individual needs. “I enjoy being able to sit down with each patient and evaluate their needs, goals and expectations and then match the best procedure type to suit them. I feel like being proficient in various techniques gives me the best chance to exceed each patients needs.”


Facts About Dr. Pawlinga

  • Practicing hair transplant surgery since 2004
  • 30 years in the medical profession
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • ARTAS Follicular Unit Extraction Certified
  • Board certified in Hair Restoration Surgery by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Hair Transplant Recipient
  • Active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Michael Ramsey, MBA/HCM

Clinic Director, Trichologist, Medical Consultant

Michael has been the Clinic Director and partner with PAI Medical for over 24 years. He oversees operations for PAI Medical Group – Nashville. He has authored over a dozen articles about hair loss, hair loss management and hair transplant surgery.  He wrote two chapters in the most recent hair transplant text by Dr. Sam Lam entitled Hair Transplant 360. He’s been listed in the Whos Who publication in Nashville.

He is a transplant patient and senior medical consultant for PAI Medical Nashville. He is also a Trichologist (Trichology is the branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp.) Michael also holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Business Administration and Management as well a a Masters Degree / MBA in Health Care Management.

He has taught and written extensively about hair restoration and hair treatment technologies. He is considered to be a “thought leader” in the field of hair restoration and treatment and opened the first PAI Medical Group office in the United States. He has lectured at the International Society of Hair Restoration Society meetings. He is a regular attendee of the annual International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons conferences.

Michael started losing his hair at 30 and decided to have a hair transplant. Unfortunately, back in 1990 when he had his transplant, the technology of the day did not deliver a natural result. The skilled surgeons at PAI Medical Group corrected this older transplant procedure. Today Michael enjoys a full and natural head of hair. Watch a video of Michael’s own hair transplant story.


Angela Scanlan, B.S. Marketing

Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Consultant

Angela serves as PAI’s Patient Care Director and Medical Consultant. She’s a certified surgical technologist and helps direct all patient care services. She is also a member marketing and advertising team for PAI Medical Nashville. Angela’s integrity and intense interest in each patient’s well-being shine’s through every thing she does. As a certified Trichologist she is able to help men and women dealing with hair loss. Her passion for helping others and 21 years of experience in the field of hair restoration gives her a unique advantage to guide and direct patients through their hair restoration journey.