Raymond J. Konior, M.D.
Dr. Konior was born in the city of Chicago and now resides in the suburbs with his wife and children. He graduated college with honors from the University of Illinois and was awarded membership in the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. This was followed by the University of Illinois School of Medicine, a surgical residency in head and neck surgery at Northwestern University, and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas. Dr. Konior has outstanding surgical credentials for hair restoration. He is board-certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Konior and 14 other hair surgeons founded the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery in 1998. Out of the fifteen founding members, Dr. Konior was the only Illinois surgeon. These top doctors in hair surgery set the current academic standards for assuring competency in hair transplantation. He has been an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons since 1994 and co-chaired the Chicago Hair Meeting for the AAFPRS in 1995. He is also the author of numerous research articles, journal articles, and book chapters.
The doctor has held a surgical professorship with Loyola University Chicago since 1989, and is considered to be Loyola University's expert in hair restoration surgery. In this role he has demonstrated his surgical expertise on local and national media, including news programs, professional journals, cable television documentaries, newspapers, and magazines.
Dr. Konior holds a commitment to remain close and accessible to his patients, and values being available to them for their future hair loss needs. He has never been affiliated with the national hair transplant clinic chains, does not travel for surgery, and keeps Chicago as his only place of operation.
As your surgeon, Dr. Konior takes an extra effort to individualize each hair transplant as he has found that his one-on-one attention in the consultation and surgery are among the main reasons for his impressive results and patient satisfaction. His primary goal is to understand what the patient needs and then to use his extensive surgical skills to imitate nature. Dr. Konior's plastic surgery background helps him in designing a hairline and gives him an artistic edge in creating a visual harmony between the hairline and the rest of the face. He also uses his plastic surgery training for the reduction of scar tissue and the mastering of new, state-of-the-art hair techniques.
Words of Praise: Dr. Konior has consistently been voted one of Chicago's top doctors by his medical peers and has appeared in Chicago Magazine's "Top Doctor" issue as a result. He was one of 5% of the Chicago area doctors voted for inclusion in Woodward & Whites "Guide to the Best Doctors in America". For the past 4 years he has been honored to be listed in Castle Connolly's, "Guide to the Top Doctors, Chicago Metro Area". Lastly, after a two year process, his operating rooms were given a perfect score for safety, cleanliness, and quality leading to full accreditation by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Techniques: Follicular Unit Transplantation
Follicular Unit Extraction
Experience: Number of years performing hair transplants: 20
Number of surgeries performed: thousands
Number of grafts implanted: over 1 million
Credentials: American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
Member of IAHRS
Member of AAFPRS