Dr. Garbutt

Dr. Mark Garbutt’s experience in the field of hair transplant surgery evolved naturally from his extensive training in delicate surgery of the upper face.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, Dr. Garbutt went on to receive his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

After medical school, Dr. Garbutt fulfilled a residency in eye microsurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He became board certified in ophthalmic (eye) surgery in 1990.

After residency, Dr. Garbutt specialized in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eye sockets, and upper face, fulfilling a fellowship and becoming a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.

During this period, Dr. Garbutt performed many procedures that required the complete elevation and reconstruction of the forehead and frontal scalp, as well as the reconstruction of the underlying bony tissue and skull. This led to an interest in hairline and scalp reconstruction techniques.

Due to his unique skills in both delicate eye microsurgery, eyelid plastic surgery, and as his proficiency in larger scalp and forehead reconstruction surgeries, Dr. Garbutt was offered a position with a leading Los Angeles based hair restoration surgery practice.

After an initial apprenticeship period, Dr. Garbutt studied advanced hair transplantation techniques with leading practitioners both in America and Europe. He then specialized in the practice of hair restoration, as a former member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Gradually, Dr. Garbutt synthesized his prior training with existing hair restoration techniques and developed his own personalized approach. He has been using this approach to treat local hair transplant clients in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and Orange County ever since.


1992-1993 Visiting Assistant Professor, Jules Stein Eye Institute
Eyelid Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,

University of California, Los Angeles
1986-1989 University of California, Los Angeles
Opthalmology Residency1984-1986 University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Internship and Residency

1984-1986 University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Internship and Residency

1980 Harvard University, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa
University of California, San Francisco, M.D.
Certifications and Memberships

1994 Member, International Society of Hair Restoration

1994 Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery1994Scalp-Lifting Course Certification, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery1991Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

1985   National Board of Medical Examiners Certificate