ZIERING MEDICAL - Key Persons
- Clinical Director
- Expert Hair Transplant Surgeon
Growing up in a family of medical professionals, Dr. Christopher Varona spent his childhood immersed in his father's medical practice learning the ins and outs of patient care. By the time he received his Doctorate degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University, he was already adept in connecting with and taking care of patients. He carried this knowledge with him through his residency at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and, upon completion, into his hair transplantation fellowship.
As a young child, Dr. Varona began piano lessons and continued training into his early twenties. He studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and attended the Milwaukee High School of the Arts majoring in piano performance. Today, he uses his innate artistic sense and skilled hands to help transform peoples' lives through hair restoration.
Dr. Varona trained in family medicine at Northwestern University and showed a special interest in outpatient procedures. The program set up a procedure clinic specifically to foster his skill and experience in office based procedures. During his residency, he also arranged away rotations to train in hair transplantation. He applied and was accepted into a hair transplantation fellowship program after his residency which gave him a strong foundation of knowledge and experience in the field. With a keen sense for the artistry and meticulous skill required by these procedures, Dr. Varona quickly learned the ropes and excelled in the specialty. Since his fellowship 10 years ago, Dr. Varona has devoted his career to hair restoration and has performed thousands of procedures both FUT and manual FUE.
As a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ABHRS), Dr. Varona is especially skilled in creating the most natural looking hairlines possible. In addition to his tremendous technical ability, he prides himself on being easily accessible to his patients and being able to empathize with them on a personal level, since he has also experienced hair loss himself, and ultimately, hair restoration. Dr. Varona has been on the faculty of the Orlando Live Surgery Workshop many times and strives to stay on top of the latest advancements in the field while continuing to strive for artistic excellence. He enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and investing in his personal health by dedicating an hour of each day to exercise.
"People place great value in hair and the overall contribution it places in an overall appearance. After I had my own procedure and felt that transformation from worrying about my hair to not even thinking about my hair, I knew I wanted to help other people overcome similar concerns while still doing something artistic and technically oriented." - Dr. Varona
- Expert Hair Transplant Surgeon and Artist
Our Newport Beach Hair Transplant Clinic is a model of excellence in hair transplant surgery that serves many communities in the greater Orange County area. Our hair transplant surgery teams are led by Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Craig L. Ziering, and our Clinical Director, Dr. Christopher M. Varona, who is known for his expertise and artistry with manual FUE and FUT hair transplant procedures. Personally selected by Dr. Ziering to join Ziering Newport Beach, Dr. Varona utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques combined with the latest thinking on aesthetic density, to achieve exceptional, natural appearing hair transplantation results. Dr Varona's personal experience motivated him to specialize in this highly skilled technique and he has been performing FUE procedures for the past 8 years making him one the most experienced FUE hair transplant surgeons in the country. He is recognized for his personal level of care and empathy given that he also experienced hair loss and ultimately FUE hair restoration.