In 1990 John P. Cole, MD became a pioneer in total follicular unit hair transplantation and microscopic dissection with a focus on transforming the field of hair restoration surgery from cosmetically unacceptable results into aesthetically pleasing results. In 1998 Dr. Cole became one of the first diplomats of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and later severed on both the examination committee and board of directors of the ABHRS. Dr. Cole led the Newcomer program of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRR) in 2000 and 2001. In 2002 Dr. Cole chaired the 10th annual meeting of the ISHRS in Chicago, IL. Dr. Cole received his first patent for innovative surgical instruments in 1998 and has acquired six additional patents from the USPTO since then along with numerous patents-pending instruments. In 2003 Dr. Cole pioneered the successful methods of performing follicular unit extraction (FUE) and began developing the instruments necessary to perform FUE. Today FUE is the most popular hair restoration surgery procedure in the world and FUE still depends on the basic principles and instruments described by Dr. Cole in 2003. Since then Dr. Cole has taught more physicians how to perform FUE from all continents. Dr. Cole has also been a scientific director for more conferences devoted to FUE than any other physician. In 2003 Dr. Cole opened the first FUE clinic in Europe and in 2007 the first FUE clinic in Asia. In 2005 Dr. Cole developed the first oscillating FUE instrument handpiece. In 2006 Dr. Cole filed patents on all major alterations in punch designs for FUE that all instrument companies manufacture today. In 2008 Dr. Cole filed a patent on multiple motion profile extraction devices, which other companies copy today. In 2013 Dr. Cole became the 13th recipient of the Gold Follicle from the ISHRS for his contributions to the field of hair restoration surgery. In 2014 Dr. Cole opened an FUE training center with Dr. Ozgur Oztan in Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Cole is one of the strongest advocates of FUE today.