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Hair Transplant Surgeons

Is Your Hair Transplant Surgeon Licensed and Trained?

The first priority when looking for a hair transplant surgeon is to verify that he or she is trained and licensed. It’s also important to ensure that it is the surgeon who is performing your procedure. Refer to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s consumer alert about this issue.

Stephen Davis, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Dr. Stephen M. Davis, a highly regarded board-certified plastic surgeon, has been dedicated to the field of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures in Nashville since 1998. Known for his compassionate approach and commitment to excellence, he is widely recognized as a leading plastic surgeon in the region.  As with many of the staff at PAI medical group he is also a hair transplant patient. 

Dr. Davis’s medical training began with a residency in General Surgery at Michigan State University, followed by specialized training in Plastic Surgery at the esteemed McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

In addition, Dr. Davis has an impressive military background as a former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He served as the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services in the 18th MASH and was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Washington. His service included several overseas tours, particularly during the Gulf War, encompassing Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Desert Calm operations.

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Canada)
  • Principle of General Surgery
  • American Board of Medical Examiners


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Lasers in Medicine

General Surgery:

  • Michigan State University

Plastic Surgery:

  • McGill University, Montreal Quebec, Canada

Millitary Service:

  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel (1986-1996)
  • Chief of Plastic Surgery, Fort Lewis, WA
  • Deputy Commander for Clinical Services 18th MASH
  • General Surgeon / Plastic Surgeon 47th CSH
  • Chief, Plastic Surgery Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA
  • Chairman: Cleft Lip / Palate / Cranio-Facial Team,
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Director of QA and Risk Management, Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Deputy Commander for Clinical Services: 18th MASH
  • General Surgeon / Plastic Surgeon: 47th CSH
  • Gulf War: Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Calm
  • Team Member: JTF- Full Accounting
  • Plastic Surgery Consultant: Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage,AK
  • Plastic Surgery Consultant: Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, AK
  • Plastic Surgery Consultant: Surgical Advisory Committee,
  • Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Associate Clinical Professor: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Faran Contractor

Embark on a journey of hair restoration at PAI Medical Group Clinic with Dr. Farhan Contractor, a revered surgeon whose entire career has been dedicated to the art of hair transplantation. With board certification and specialized training under the most esteemed surgeons, Dr. Contractor brings a wealth of experience, having completed over 2000 successful procedures, making him a cornerstone of our clinic’s esteemed team.

Dr. Farhan Contractor’s exclusive focus on hair restoration over the past decade ensures that each patient receives unparalleled expertise. Specializing in both Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), he delivers consistent, impressive results. His proficiency extends to treating high-profile individuals, which underscores his exceptional skill and reliability in the field of hair restoration.

Central to Dr. Farhan Contractor’s practice is his dedication to creating naturally appealing hairlines and results that align with each patient’s unique aesthetic goals. During the consultation phase, Dr. Contractor collaborates closely with patients, blending artistic insight with surgical precision to achieve optimal, individualized outcomes. His ability to deliver results that transcend mere hair restoration highlights his commitment to patient satisfaction.

At PAI Medical Group, Dr. Farhan Contractor employs the innovative Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™ (MUHG™) technique, allowing for a greater number of hair grafts in a single session. This advanced method not only enhances efficiency but also ensures superior results. Dr. Contractor’s expertise with MUHG™ technique offers patients a state-of-the-art solution that maximizes hair density and natural appearance.

Dr. Chris Pawlinga, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Chris Pawlinga, M.D.

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

This doctor received his Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine. He also completed his Doctorate at Ross University School of Medicine and his Family Practice Residency at St. Clare’s hospital in NY. Dr. Pawlinga has over 30 years in the medical profession, which makes him very experienced in all aspects of medicine and patient care.

ISHRS Surgeon

As a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, Dr. Pawlinga has distinguished himself in the field of hair surgery. He has a passion for helping those suffering with hair loss.

Hair Transplant Surgeon Who is Also a Patient

Because he is a former hair loss sufferer, Dr. Pawlinga understands the sensitive nature of hair loss. This makes him an excellent hair surgeon. 

He knows the struggle many men and women go through to find the right hair restoration solution Dr. Pawlinga is a hair transplant surgeon who performs various types of procedures including ARTAS Robotic FUE and Multi-unit Hair Grafting™. 

He explains his reason for specializing in more than one procedure type, “I really enjoy being able to sit down with each patient and evaluate their needs, goals and expectations. By doing this I can match the best procedure type to suit them. I feel like being proficient in various techniques helps me satisfy each patient’s needs and expectations.”

Hair Transplant Surgeon, James Slusher, M.D.

James Slusher, M.D.

Hair Transplant Surgeon
  • Double Board-Certified Physician and Surgeon
  • He is a published author in peer reviewed medical journals
  • He has performed over 2,600 hair transplant surgeries
  • Practicing hair transplant surgery since  2014 
  • 14 years in the medical profession
  • Active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Dr. Slusher is a double board-certified physician and surgeon.  Excelling in academics, he graduated Cum Laude from his undergraduate studies. He was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 

Residency and Fellowship 


This doctor completed his medical school studies at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.  His residency was completed at the University of Louisville and he completed his fellowship at the University of Miami.

Dr. Slusher is a published author in peer reviewed medical journals and has served in the field of medicine for over 14 years. For the past 7 years, he has exclusively dedicated all his time, skills, and ongoing education to hair restoration.   Dr. Slusher has trained and worked alongside some of the most experienced hair transplant surgeons in the industry.  In April 2021 he began training with PAI Surgeons to master the Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™ technique.

Dr. Slusher in Pursuit of Surgical Excellence 


Dr. Slusher’s work has been featured in numerous media publications. He has been a frequent guest on many televised news programs exploring the latest developments in hair restoration solutions, techniques and advancement.

Having performed thousands of procedures, Dr. Slusher is an experienced hair transplant surgeon and an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

He is a regular attendee at the annual International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons conferences, and he’s also a lecturer

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