Dr Edward Ball

Founder & Medical Director

A member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dr Edward Maitland Ball has been at the forefront of bringing world-class surgical hair restoration techniques to the UK.

His background is in cosmetic medicine, general practice and plastic surgery. Trained in microsurgery and dermatology, he worked for 10 years as a member of the skin cancer surgery team at University Hospital Southampton. He was handpicked to undertake his Fellowship in Hair Restoration Surgery in Beverley Hills, California under the mentorship of Dr. Craig L. Ziering. He subsequently became Clinical Director of Ziering Medical UK, before founding The Maitland Clinic in 2015.

Dr Ball himself became one of the first patients to undergo an FUE hair restoration procedure using the revolutionary ARTAS® Robotic System. This gave him an invaluable insight into the experience of hair loss and hair loss treatment and puts him in a unique position to understand and empathise with patients who are considering undergoing surgery. He firmly believes that hair restoration is a life-changing experience and an ongoing journey, which means that patients should receive full care and attention throughout the process and beyond. This principle is at the heart of The Maitland Clinic’s ethos.

See Dr Edward Ball’s Gallery of results

With his dual background in cosmetic medicine and surgery, Dr Ball has a thorough understanding of the technical and artistic requirements of hair restoration. He is renowned in the industry for his painstaking attention to detail and perfectionism in achieving a natural result – and has been described as ‘a true artist’!

Dr Ball’s work has been published in numerous highly respected medical journals including The British Journal of Plastic Surgery, The British Journal of Dermatology, The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burns Journal, and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. He is regularly invited to lecture to hair restoration peers in the UK and as far afield as Prague, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Dr Ball has featured on UK television, on Channel 4’s “How Not To Get Old” and internationally on BBC’s World Service and Kuwaiti and South American prime time TV. Most recently, Dr Ball and the rest of The Maitland Clinic team can be seen in a new TV series, The Hair Loss Clinic, on Quest Red and streaming on Discovery+. You can read more about The Maitland Clinic’s TV series in our blog, The Hair Loss Clinic TV Series (Discovery+). Dr Ball answers some FAQs relating to the TV show in our blog, Dr Ball on The Hair Loss Clinic TV series – you can also watch clips of Dr Edward Ball on YouTube, or below.



Dr Edward Maitland Ball holds the following memberships and qualifications:

  • Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Diplomate and examiner for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Recommended by the American Hair Loss Association
  • Member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • Member of the British Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (view Dr Edward Ball’s profile)
  • Member of the World FUE Institute
  • Associate member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Diploma in Practical Dermatology
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences

He is fully registered with the General Medical Council and can also be found on LinkedIn.

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Personal life

Away from the clinic, Dr Ball is a keen sportsman, taking every opportunity to swim, surf, windsurf or cycle in his spare time, and in his younger days he represented Great Britain in the Junior and Under 23 World Rowing Championships.

Fortunately, his sporting interests are shared by his wife, who is also a doctor, and their two children.

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