Our Staff

Nicole Rogers, MD, FAAD

Physician
Dr. Nicole Rogers is an internationally known hair transplant surgeon and Board Certified Dermatologist. She is the founder and medical director of the Hair Restoration of the South and offer the latest technologies in hair loss treatment and hair restoration surgery. She graduated with honors from Harvard University and moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane Medical School. As a dermatology resident at Tulane she was chief resident and helped rebuild the training program after hurricane Katrina. She spent a year-long fellowship studying hair transplantation in Manhattan before returning to New Orleans to practice.

Michele Gardner

Nurse - Hair Transplant Coordinator
When you are ready to schedule your surgery, Michele will help choose a date and help answer any last-minute questions that you may have. Michele is an original member of Dr. Rogers’ hair transplant team. She assists in both the careful separation of 1-4 hair follicular unit grafts as well as the placement of these grafts into the scalp. She has been a dermatology nurse for 11 years, with previous experience as a surgical tech at East Jefferson General Hospital. Prior to that she worked for 10 years in periodontal surgery. She obtained her associates degree in surgical technology from Charity School of Allied Health. In her free time, Michele loves to swing dance and to spend time with her three children.

Putrina Figueira

Licensed Esthetician & Hair Transplant Technician
Putrina has been working with Dr. Rogers since she launched her practice. She has assisted in teaching at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery annual meetings. Prior to joining HRS, Putrina began as a licensed esthetician and then worked in pediatric dentistry for 2 years before moving on to oral surgery for 7 years. She has two boys and a stepson, and enjoys spending time with her family. Every year she rides in the allwomens’ Mardi Gras Krewe of Cleopatra, and absolutely loves attending Mardi Gras balls. Her free time is spent
enjoying all things New Orleans.

Cherie Cattan

Certified Medical Assistant
Cherie has a total of 7 years experience in hair transplant surgery. She helps to carefully sliver the donor strip prior to graft separation, as well as to place the grafts once they are ready. She is a certified medical assistant as well as a licensed esthetician. She has three children and lives on the North Shore. In her free time she enjoys listening to live music.

Nicole Hipps

Surgical Technician
Nicole has a total of 9 years experience in hair transplant surgery. She is highly specialized in the separation and creation of 1-4 hair follicular unit grafts. Besides this, she has 17 years of experience working in dermatology. She obtained her associates degree in surgical technology from Charity Hospital School of Allied Health. She enjoys spending her free time at the ballpark with her three children.

Danielle Barry

Nurse - Hair Transplant Technician
Danielle has worked as a nurse in dermatology for 17 years, and is also an original member of Dr. Rogers’ hair transplant team. She has a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Louisiana State University, as well as a minor in psychology. She obtained her associates degree in surgical technology at Ochsner School of Allied Health. In her free time she does substitute teaching and spends time with her two children.
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