After 12 successful years as a private practitioner in cosmetic plastic surgery of the hair, face and body, Dr. Parungao committed himself to full-time specialization in Hair Restoration surgery. Since 2011, he has averaged more than one million grafts per year. His dedication to the field of hair restoration surgery is represented not only by his surgical expertise but also through his active involvement in leading industry associations.
In 2019, Dr Parungao served as the President of the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and as the Hair Restoration Advisory Member to the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and currently serving in its Membership Committee and Ethics Committee. At the recent ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting, he acted as both the Local Liaison to the Society and as a Clinical Course Faculty Member.
As a member of both the ISHRS and the Global Council of Hair Restoration Surgery Societies, Dr. Parungao is helping to raise awareness of the "Black Market" for hair transplantation and influence legal standards for hair transplantation surgery across the world.
Dr Parungao is a featured physician in the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Pledge video, in which physicians promise to perform hair transplant surgery themselves and not delegate to unlicensed technicians. Fight The FIGHT, which stands for Fight The Fraudulent, Illicit & Global Hair Transplants, was started by the ISHRS to address the alarming problem of unlicensed non-physicians performing hair restoration surgery around the world.
Dr. Parungao received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident during his plastic surgery residency. He holds a Master’s degree in physiology from the Chicago Medical School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. His passion for education and learning reflects in his compassion for the patients he takes care of every day.
Dr. Parungao’s dedication to the art & science of hair restoration is reflected in his postoperative results & patient reviews.