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Dr. Mike C. Sheu, MD MS MPH is a board certified head and neck surgeon with subspecialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and hair restoration. He has been educated and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions of medicine and surgery in the United States.
Dr Sheu specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face and neck, with a particular interest and focus on hair restoration. He practices out of his newly renovated office in Torrance, California which has its own ajoining certified ambulatory surgery center.
Dr. Sheu grew up in the sunny hills of a suburb in Los Angeles before embarking on an educational journey that would take him across the country and back several times. He began his undegraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University where, unsuprisingly, he was biology major in the pre-med track. A dean’s list student at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Sheu went on to complete a prestigious one year post-baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institutes of Health where he worked on cutting edge research with a division of the Human Genome Research Institute. Following that, he enrolled in a two year master of public health program at University of California, Berkeley, indulging in a personal academic interest of his. During his stint there he worked closely with the California Department of Health Services developing online educational tools for educating physicians on public health matters. He then completed a one year masters degree in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University before attending medical school at Case Western Reserve University
Following medical school, where he scored in the top of his class on medical board examinations, Dr. Sheu matched into a highly sought after residency in Otolaryngology Head & Neck surgery at New York University. While honing his surgical skills of the head and neck in New York, Dr. Sheu became drawn to the field of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery. In selecting his fellowship, Dr. Sheu looked for a combination of aesthetic surgery of the neck and face as well as hair restoration. This led him to a fellowship in San Francisco where he trained under one of the pioneers in hair restoration surgery, Dr. Sheldon Kabaker. While in San Francisco, Dr. Sheu was also a clinical instructor for the Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at University of California, San Francisco. He has given multiple talks at national scientific medical meetings and has published extensively in the areas of head & neck surgery as well as facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Sheu then came full circle, relocating back to Los Angeles to establish his practice in Torrance, California. When he is not busy with patients, he enjoys spending time with his family, his 11 year old cavalier king charles spaniel, fishing, and trying all of the amazing food that California has to offer.
Dr. Sheu believes strongly in the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, and this belief guides the principles by how he operates his practice. You, the patient, are always the first priority. Although hair restoration is a elective surgical procedure, it is still an intimate and incredibly personal event for each indivitual, and Dr. Sheu approaches each patient with this in mind. With the patient’s interest in mind, Dr. Sheu will always provide each and every patient with the complete range of medical and surgical options for his hair loss, even if the best option isn’t one that involves a procedure. He believes that hair restoration is a life-long decision, not just a one-off procedure, and insists on following his patients medically over time to ensure that their results are excellent both now and many years down the road.
Dr. Sheu also believes that in order to obtain superior results, the physician needs to be intimately involved from the beginning to end, rather than employing consultants to sell procedures, or physician extenders to perform crucial elements of hair restoration such as graft harvesting and hairline design. Dr. Sheu dedicates a significant portion of his practice to the art of hair restoration, and routinely attendgs continuing education courses on hair restoration to remain at the forefront of his field. He is intimately involved in all aspects of his procedures, from pre-operative planning, to graft harvesting, graft placement, and post-operative followup. Please read here to see what makes Dr.Sheu and his team different.
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