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Jeff Donovan

MD, PhD, FRCPC, DABD

Biography

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD, is a dermatologist and hair loss specialist at Cleveland Clinic Canada. Dr. Donovan is a widely respected and published expert in the area of hair loss and hair transplantation. In addition to his work at Cleveland Clinic Canada, Dr. Donovan has a private practice in hair transplantation in Toronto. Dr. Donovan is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

After graduating from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Sciences, Dr. Donovan completed his PhD in molecular and cell biology at the University of Toronto and his Doctor of Medicine degree, magna cum laude, at the University of Ottawa. Following graduation, he began his dermatology residency at the University of Toronto which included a one year research fellowship in hair immunology at the New York Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Donovan completed his dermatology residency at the University of Toronto and served as a Chief Resident. He subsequently completed fellowship training in hair diseases and hair transplantation at multiple academic and private practice settings in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Donovan has been awarded multiple honours and accolades for his research, teaching and leadership, including those from the Canadian Dermatology Association, American Academy of Dermatology, and the Canadian Medical Association.

When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Donovan enjoys golf and travel. He is also an accomplished pianist and is an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) in Piano Performance.

Education/Training

Medical School
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Residency
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
PhD
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Research Fellowship
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York City, New York
Clinical Fellowship
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Certifications

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC)

Specialty Interests

  • Hair Transplantation
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Hair Loss
  • Hair Loss Research

Research and Publications

  • US Army Department of Defense Research Program
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Dermatology Foundation

Awards and Honours

  • Canadian Medical Association Leadership Innovation Award
  • Canadian Professors of Dermatology/La Roche Posay Award 
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Evert C. Fox Prize
  • North American Hair Research Society Mentorship Award – University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Award – University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Dermatology Association
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology (DABD)
  • American Society for Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Society for Pediatric Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • North American Hair Research Society
  • International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Medical Dermatology Society