The team behind Barber Surgeons Guild®
Founder & CEO
Dr. Justin E. Rome, MD, Founder, and CEO of Barber Surgeons Guild®, is devoted to exceptional work and patient satisfaction. Dr. Rome has spent years finely honing his craft by performing over a thousand robotic hair restoration procedures. His expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery is only surpassed by his emphasis on providing natural results to every client. This is why he’s regarded as a leader in the area of robotic hair transplantation.
Prior to founding BSG, Dr. Rome had a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, where he became known and respected for excellence in the hair restoration world. He always felt something was lacking in the space, specifically, there was not enough attention to hairstyle in hair restoration. With the addition of a luxury grooming salon with Master Barbers, barbers and surgeons together we’re able to offer collaborative insight into restoring hairstyles.
Dr. Rome completed a Master’s Degree from Boston University in Boston, MA, his Medical Degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, Internship and Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was Chief Resident, in New York City, NY, and finally a Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and Hair Restoration in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Rome is an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
Greg Pawlisa has over 20 years of experience working with multiple startups and small businesses ranging from telecommunication, medical devices, men’s aesthetics, fashion, and restaurants. An engineer by trade, Greg received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering in 1999 and immediately started working in the medical device industry as a Biomedical Engineer.
In 2006 he started working for Siemens Healthcare, specializing in molecular diagnostics. During his near 6-years with Siemens Healthcare he was able to climb the ladder and become the national resource supporting the entire USA. Always seeking new challenges and ways to express his creative side, in 2010 Greg attended film school in NYC. Greg focused on Directing and went on to make several short films and commercials.
In 2011 Greg saw an opportunity with a new start-up out of Silicon Valley called Restoration Robotics. As the company’s first field-based Engineer he was able to help develop and design the ARTAS® Robotic System, the world’s first robotic-assisted hair restoration device. In the start-up environment, Greg was able to take on many different roles such as sales, marketing, customer service, and training. In 2013 he became the Head of Operations, traveling the globe helping to launch new doctor’s practices.
Seeing the true potential for hair restoration and the future growth in men’s aesthetics, Greg joined Barber Surgeons Guild® in 2017 as a Founding Member and VP of Operations and later was promoted to a c-level position to spearhead future development. With a passion for men’s health, fashion, and style, Greg enjoys directly impacting people’s lives by helping them look and feel their best.
BSG WeHo, LA Hair Restoration Surgeon
Dr. Monica Kieu, D.O., FACS is a board-certified specialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and Fellowship trained in Hair Restoration. She helps her patients improve their health, and their appearance, with exceptional skill and compassion.
A native of Southern California, Dr. Kieu received her medical degree, with honors, from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Michigan State University/Detroit Medical Center, where she was Chief Resident. In addition, she completed a prestigious fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto. She has authored numerous papers and presentations for peer-reviewed medical journals and conferences
Dr. Kieu was recently named one of LA’s Top Docs by Los Angeles Magazine. She is a member of many major medical organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
Dr. Kieu joined the BSG Weho, Los Angeles location in 2019. She has extensive experience with all hair types, and is one of the few hair transplant surgeons who has the unique expertise and passion treating transitioning hairlines (masculinization or feminization procedures).
BSG WeHo, LA Hair Restoration Surgeon
Ron Chao, M.D. is an award winning Hair Transplant Surgeon with Board Certification in Surgery and over 25 years experience as a surgeon and over 17 years experience in hair restoration. He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Biology at the University of California at Berkeley, a Medical Degree from New York Medical College, and Surgical Internship and Residency at the St. Mary’s Hospital – Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Surgical Resident. He has additional focused Subspecialty Residency and Fellowship training in Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and Hair Transplantation. He also completed a Predoctoral Surgery Research Fellowship at the Cornell University Medical Center and a Postdoctoral Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine for a total of 18 years of schooling and training if you include college and medical school! Additionally, he has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Plastic & Hair Transplant Surgeons in California by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons, an impartial third party rating organization with highly selective criteria including the highest degree of professional achievement, impeccable patient satisfaction, top ratings by patients and peers, and being an industry leader. Dr. Chao’s practice has been focused strictly on hair restoration alone for over 11 years as his passion. He is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), and the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (CACS). His outstanding credentials and results speak for themselves.
BSG SoHo, NYC Hair Restoration Surgeon
Dr. Roy B. Stoller is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with over 25 years of experience in hair restoration. As a pioneer in the field of hair transplant surgery, he served as Medical Director for one of the nation’s largest hair restoration centers before going into private practice. As a teacher and a leader in hair restoration, Dr. Stoller is globally sought after for his educational and informative presentations discussing the advancement in robotic-assisted surgery. As a mentor and trainer, Dr. Stoller has trained hair restoration surgeons from all over the world and was the Medical Director for one of the first hospital-affiliated fellowships dedicated to hair loss, including surgical restoration. Dr. Stoller served as head of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Ethics Committee and is dedicated to exceptional work and patient satisfaction and experience.
Dr. Stoller completed his training in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was recognized in the Top 1% of physicians by Vitals and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, American Academy Cosmetic Surgery, and International Society Hair Restoration Surgery.
Dr. Stoller joined BSG’s Soho, NYC location in 2020 where he brings with him a truly impressive experience and reputation.
BSG SoHo, NYC Hair Restoration Surgeon
Dr. Louis Mariotti, DO, is a Board Certified specialist in Facial Plastic and Head and Neck Surgery, and Fellowship trained in Hair Restoration Medicine and Surgery. He was an inaugural member of the first hospital affiliated Fellowship program dedicated to Hair Restoration, with an emphasis on the Robotic technique. He completed his training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, in PA.
Dr. Mariotti is a dedicated medical educator and has participated, presented, and instructed other surgeons at Facial Plastic Surgery conferences on Hair Restoration topics. He spent 6 years as a member of the AOCOO-HNS Board of Examiners and participated in the preparation and delivery of board certification written and oral examinations for other surgeons within his specialty. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and was a featured lecturer for 9 years at the AOCOO-HNS annual meeting. Dr. Mariotti is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College, and is a clinical educator with the Wright Center Family Practice residency program.
Dr. Mariotti’s grandfather, who was born in Sicily, was a successful hairdresser who went on to open and operate a school for cosmetology. Dr. Mariotti’s uncle took over the business, making Dr. Mariotti a third-generation hair expert! His attention to detail and natural artistry are also manifested by his passion for furniture design and is a master woodworker.
Dr. Mariotti joined BSG Soho (NYC) in 2020, and he is dedicated to delivering exceptional results and patient satisfaction.