Specializing in hair transplantation, hair restoration and hair transplants with hair loss clinics in New Jersey (NJ) & New York (NY)

Doctor's Bio

When choosing a hair restoration physician, it is important to make an informed choice. This involves knowing the qualifications, training, and experience of your physician. Many offices offering hair transplantation have doctors on staff who, though able to perform the procedure, do not have the skill and training of a surgeon.


Dr. Schwinning, formerly a board certified general and vascular surgeon, now specializes exclusively in hair transplant restoration surgery. After having the procedure performed on himself, he has since been passionately devoted to advancing the art of hair restoration. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Schwinning has performed more than 10,000 procedures and is among the world’s most skilled hair transplant surgeons.

A frequent presenter at hair loss seminars, Schwinnig continually keeps abreast of the latest developments in hair restoration. He is also a contributing writer to Hair Forum, the leading medical journal on the improvement of hair restoration surgery, and has been on many expert panels in hair conferences around the world. A board certified Diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, Dr. Schwinning is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. To find out more information about Dr. Schwinning and hair transplant techniques, e-mail john@hairsurgical.com.


After graduating from medical school in 1976, Schwinning completed his five-year general surgical residency at the Staten Island University Hospital and did his fellowship in vascular surgery at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. Following his residency, he entered into private practice for general vascular surgery in both New York and New Jersey and taught at the State Island University Hospital.

In 1988, interested in hair loss procedures, Dr. Schwinning began attending lectures and training seminars conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and the American Hair Loss Council. Upon being awarded membership into these organizations, Dr. Schwinning began working with physicians who specialized in hair transplant procedures.

With his surgical skill and medical background, Dr. Schwinning refined many hair transplant techniques, including a scalp reduction procedure, which prevented a common stretch back problem and the linear graft, a major breakthrough in hair transplant surgery at the time. Today, with the advent of follicular units, procedures like scalp reductions are no longer common and aren't performed at IHSG but Dr. Schwinning continues to improve upon modern techniques, employing the latest breakthroughs in the field.


American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) - Board of Directors
Europen Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ESHRS)
International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (IACS)
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)


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08/02/09 Dr. Schwinning Chosen to Serve on Hair Transplantation Panel

Amsterdam - Among discussions and presentations on the latest research and approaches to hair loss, Dr. Schwinning was chosen as one of four hair restoration physicians to preside over a panel discussion on hairline design and technique at the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting in Amsterdam.

With attendance of over 500 physicians and surgical assistants from around the world, the ISHRS conference panel selection is both an honor and a testament to Dr. Schwinning's skill as surgeon.

One of the most critical aspects of hair transplant surgery is the design of the hairline, requiring both an understanding of the patient's own natural hairline and artistry on the part of the surgeon. Creating a hairline that is natural to the individual patient is key to a successful outcome. Utilizing magnification loops Dr. Schwinning locates the fine hairs along the scalp from the previous existing hairline and takes his lead from nature. Should no existing fine hairs be present, a gradual filling in of the crown and hairline is implemented so as to maximize coverage.

While there are many different approaches to hairline design, the panel discussion highlights the approaches of several different doctors so as to educate and further advances in hairline design.

For more information about ISHRS and the conference visit www.ishrs.org.