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Dr John E. Frank


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Dr John E Frank, MD is the Alopecia, Hair Follicle Surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is also remembered as the former Tight End from 1984-1989  San Francisco Forty Niners.


Dr. Frank has been restoring hair for almost 15 years. In that time he’s treated more than 10,000 patients for hair loss and performed more than 2,500 hair transplants in NYC and beyond.

He uses a customized, comprehensive approach to hair restoration that includes FDA-approved drug therapies, a cutting-edge technique called Biocapillation™, and hair transplant surgery.

Dr. Frank received his M.D. from Ohio State University and completed his training in Chicago. He then established a plastic surgery clinic in San Francisco, specializing in cosmetic facial plastic surgery and hair transplantation.

Dr. Frank is board certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology and the Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is also an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons and affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Having training and experience in head and neck and skull base, Dr. Frank offers all types of hair and scalp reconstruction, including follicular grafting, flap and reduction procedures, follicular unit extraction and hair line lowering.

Dr. Frank lectures on hair restoration and has published in peer reviewed medical journals including The Laryngoscope. In addition to being an extraordinary artist, Dr. Frank has also pioneered painless techniques for local anesthesia of the scalp.

Dr. Frank is also an accomplished athlete. At Ohio State, in his senior year, he became captain of the Buckeyes and was elected MVP and voted into the Ohio State’s Sports Hall of Fame.

After college, the San Francisco 49ers recruited him where he played for five years through two super bowl championships. During Super Bowl XXIII, John Frank caught one of the first passes from Joe Montana (for a first down) in what would be become one of the longest drives in NFL history. At the top of his game, Dr. Frank left the 49ers to pursue a life long dream of a career in medicine.

He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

Dr. Frank’s Philosophy

Dr. Frank believes each scalp should be treated individually and that no two scalps are alike. He believes that the future of hair loss treatment is customization. Treatments should be designed specifically for each individual.

While performing hair transplants in NYC, Dr. Frank has learned that very few alternatives exist for hair loss prevention and treatment.

Dr. Frank has been actively researching and searching for alternative hair loss prevention methods and discovered a unique treatment and application of products called Biocapillation™.

Biocapillation™ is a blend of European trichological techniques and Israeli technology and for the past 15 years has serviced thousands of individuals with hair loss worldwide.

In addition to his skill and experience as a New York hair transplant specialist, Dr. Frank is the first person to introduce Biocapillation™ to North America and is excited to find the best solution for you.


Education, John Frank, MD
Doctorate of Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
General Surgery Internship, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery, Loyola University
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University and Oak Brook Aesthetics, Oak Brook, IL
Hair Transplant Surgeon
New York Medical Association Member
Hair Loss Specialist and Hair Transplant Expert

Membership – Professional Medical Organizations:

Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology in Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
New York Medical Association
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology

Recommended by:

Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
The International Alliance of Hair restoration Surgeons (IAHRS)
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
The Hair Transplant Medical Association
The American Hair Loss Association
Hair Transplant Docs – A clearing house of independent information about the qualifications of hair restoration surgeons.
National XM Satellite Radio Network’s ‘The Bald Truth – Advice on Sex, Life and Hair Loss’

Publications & Presentations

How I Do It: Head and neck and plastic surgery: Maxillary removal and reinsertion for improved access to anterior cranial base tumors. Schuller, Goodman, Berna L., Brown, John E. Frank, Kevin J., Ervin-Miller, The Laryngoscope. Volume 102, Issue 2, pages 203–212, February 1992.

“Contemporary Hair Restoration”, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Otolaryngology, New York City, June 26, 2008

“Comparing Steroids vs. Lasix for Facial Edema”. International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery National Meeting, Chicago, 2003

“Hair Restoration Surgery-Basic”. Master’s Seminar @ American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual meeting, San Diego, 2002.

Dr Frank Personal

“My greatest accomplishments have always been as part of a team and over the past several years, my wife Edith and I have been blessed with bringing three beautiful children in the world.”

History of Anapelli Hair Clinic

Opened in 2006 in Manhattan, we started as a “New Approach” to hair loss.  Why new? Because I had spent three years working in a hair transplant company and the only option they gave people was a hair transplant.  That would be surgery and nothing else, take it or leave it. So, I built Anapelli Hair Clinic as something different. We began to offer a variety of alternative solutions, including our holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss called Biocapillation™ and found terrific success with Afro-Textured h