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Patrick A. Tafoya

Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgery's Premier Award-Winning Hair Transplant Team

Patrick Tafoya heads our Award Winning Hair Transplant Team. He 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.

Patrick A. Tafoya


Patrick A Tafoya

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

1996 The Griffin Center Atlanta, GA


1996 ISHRS HT Forum

Assistants Training Manual

2000 Medical Hair Restoration

Textbook -Leavitt School of Hair Technology

2005 Medical Hair Restoration

Workbook – Fast Track

2006 Medical Hair Restoration

“Popping – Why It Happens…”

2006 ISHRS HT Forum

“Ergonomics of Dissection”

2007 ISHRS HT Forum

“Subcuticular Follicular Alignment”

2007 Poster Presentation-ISHRS Meeting -Las Vegas

“Tech Talk” Newsletter (#8 Volumes)

2006 Medical Hair Restoration

“Tech Talk” Newsletter (#8 Volumes)

2006 Medical Hair Restoration

“Prevention of Cross Contamination while using Binocular Microscope”

2011 ISHRS

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

2011 ISHRS

“Efficiency vs. Effectiveness”

2012 Hair Transplant 360 – Textbook

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

Past Editor of “Assistant’s Corner”

2011-2013 ISHRS Journal – Hair Transplant “Forum”

Published Hair Restoration Illustrations

“Hair Replacement” 1st Edition

1997 Dow Stough (#10 illustrations)

“Hair Transplantation” 2nd Edition

1997 Walter Unger (#7 Illustrations)

“Hair Transplantation” 3rd Edition

2002 Walter Unger (Anatomy Illustrations)

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

After taking the initiative with closing our office last week we would like to update you on our plans moving forward during this challenging time.

Though the office is physically closed Dr. Murphy and his staff are here for you. Our team is currently scheduling and rescheduling appointments.

In addition, we are performing new patient evaluations via video conference so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We want to thank all of our patients for your patience as we navigate our way through this unique situation.

We hope you and your families are safe and well.

- Dr. Mark R. Murphy

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