The Team

Award Winning Hair Transplant Team

HAROLD BAFITIS, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

HAROLD BAFITIS, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


Harold Bafitis
D.O., M.P.H., FACOS, F.A.C.S

Dr. Bafitis is a double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and general surgeon. He has been in practice in Palm Beach County for over 25 years. Dr. Bafitis holds professorships as clinical faculty at Nova Southeastern University Medical School, Lake Erie College of Medicine, and trains medical students, residents, and attending plastic surgeons for over 20 years.

Dr. Bafitis is one of but a handful of plastic surgeons in south Florida who has committed a significant part of his practice to hair restoration. It is significant to note that many physicians who do hair restoration and classify themselves as hair transplant surgeons, in fact, have little to no surgical training. Dr. Bafitis has held workshops in his offices at Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter to train other plastic surgeons in the art of doing hair restoration.

Dr. Bafitis has done pioneer work in the use of follicular units both here and in Greece and utilized the NeoGraft system as well as the robotic system in achieving optimal density when donor site is rare. Dr. Bafitis’ surgical scars are almost imperceptible after a year, and this has lead to many revisions of other people’s work to make sure that their scars are not an issue.

Dr. Bafitis has recently pioneered the use of an acellular tissue matrix biologic powder in the use of hair restoration. He has lectured nationally and internationally on this product for the use of wound healing and abdominal wall reconstruction. He has lectured to staff members from Johns Hopkins, University of Texas Medical Center in Houston, Ohio State, Detroit Medical Center, University of Miami Department of Plastic Surgery, and multiple other medical centers on the use of the stem cell stimulator. He has now used this stem cell stimulator in conjunction with follicular graft placement. It has significantly added density and literally woken up telegenetically sleeping follicles. This is off-label work and has proved to be significant in adding density to his follicular unit hair restoration, be it via NeoGraft, robotic, or strip modalities.

The most significant aspect to Dr. Bafitis’ practice besides the fact that he is a board certified plastic and general surgeon is that he is present at every procedure, personally designs the graft appearance, where the grafts should give maximal improvement, and personally does all the surgery. He has affiliated himself with the country’s VERY BEST hair technicians with the lead technician being Patrick Tafoya. Between Dr. Bafitis and Patrick Tafoya, there is over 50 years of hair experience with the latest advances being spearheaded by this progressive team. Dr. Bafitis is a key opinion leader for MatriStem (ACell), and Dr. Bafitis is a key opinion leader for Bard biologic matrices.
Pertinent Bio of Dr. Bafitis Regarding Hair Restoration
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Tafoya xPatrick Tafoya has worked over 30+ years in the hair restoration industry. He is a respected author on the subject and an inventor of hair restoration equipment. Patrick is among the most skilled and knowledgeable hair restoration technicians in the country, having experience in all techniques (past and present). Patrick Tafoya has taught physicians and technicians around the world the most effective and current techniques in hair restoration.

Patrick has received various awards and acknowledgements for his outstanding performance in hair restoration. Among them is the International Society Hair Restoration Surgery “Distinguished Assistant’s Award”, the highest award given to hair transplant technicians presented to a surgical assistant for exemplary service and outstanding accomplishments in the field of hair restoration surgery.


* 2009 International Society Hair Restoration Surgery “Distinguished Assistant’s Award” Golden Follicle recipient – Amsterdam, Netherlands
* 2011 ISHRS “Best Practical Tip” Poster Presentation Award (Ergonomic Microscope for Hair Transplantation), ISHRS Scientific Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Published Articles:

Hair Transplant Assistant Manual The Griffin Center Atlanta, GA 1996

“Dilators” ISHRS HT Forum 1996

Assistants Training Manual Medical Hair Restoration 2000

Textbook -Leavitt School of Hair Technology Medical Hair Restoration 2005

Workbook – Fast Track Medical Hair Restoration 2006

“Popping – Why It Happens…” ISHRS HT Forum 2006

“Ergonomics of Dissection” ISHRS HT Forum 2007

“Subcuticular Follicular Alignment” Poster Presentation-ISHRS Meeting -Las Vegas 2007

“Tech Talk” Newsletter (#8 Volumes) Medical Hair Restoration 2006

“Tech Talk” Newsletter (#8 Volumes) Medical Hair Restoration 2006

“Prevention of Cross Contamination while using Binocular Microscope” ISHRS 2011

“Design Elements in Zone Planning for Hair Restoration Part I” ISHRS 2011

“Efficiency vs. Effectiveness” Hair Transplant 360 – Textbook 2012

“Design Elements in Zone Planning for Hair Restoration Part II” ISHRS 2012

Past Editor of “Assistant’s Corner” ISHRS Journal – Hair Transplant “Forum” 2011-2013
Hair Restoration Illustrations Published

“Hair Replacement” 1st Edition Dow Stough (#10 illustrations) 1997

“Hair Transplantation” 2nd Edition Walter Unger (#7 Illustrations) 1997

“Hair Transplantation” 3rd Edition Walter Unger (Anatomy Illustrations) 2002

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