Join ISHRS

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery is a non-profit medical association composed of more than 1,100 members who specialize in hair loss treatments and restoration.

Since its incorporation in 1993, a renaissance in hair transplantation surgery was set into motion by the ISHRS. The multidisciplinary, international membership of the ISHRS became a critical mass for an explosion of innovation in hair transplantation surgery. The Annual Meeting is a highlight of the year in which the top minds in HRS come together.

About the ISHRS

Benefits of ISHRS membership include:

  • REDUCED REGISTRATION FEES for ISHRS annual meetings, live surgery workshops, online webinars, and other educational programs and products
  • Subscription to the bi-monthly newsletter, HAIR TRANSPLANT FORUM INTERNATIONAL
  • Access to the ONLINE FORUM ARTICLE ARCHIVES DATABASE SEARCH
  • Subscription to the peer-reviewed journal, DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY, and electronic journals, HUMAN TRICHOLOGY, and DRUGS IN DERMATOLOGY (physicians only)
  • Opportunities to earn CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) credits – AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAD Category 1 CME Credits
  • Eligibility for research grants
  • Special rates on textbooks
  • www.ISHRS.org - A comprehensive informational website on hair loss and restoration. Free listing with Physician Profile for physician members. Free downloadable patient brochure in multiple languages.
  • UNIFIED PUBLIC RELATIONS effort to increase the public's perception and awareness of hair restoration surgery
  • A team of leaders, volunteers and staff dedicated to making the ISHRS a valuable resource to the profession.

Fellows of the ISHRS (FISHRS)

Apply for Membership

To apply for membership in International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery follow these steps:

  1. Click on the link below to watch the New Member Video
  2. Jot down the password at the end of the New Member Video
  3. Open the 2018 Membership Application 
  4. Enter the password when prompted
  5. Return your completed application including your application fee, medical license, and two letters of recommendation to info@ISHRS.org

New Member Video

2018 Membership Application Deadline: July 1, 2018.

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2019 Membership Application 

 

Supporting Documents

Letter of Recommendation Template
Bylaws
Code of Ethics
List of ISHRS Approved Meetings to Meet Additional Minimum Educational Requirement

2017-2018 Committees

 

STANDING COMMITTEES

2018 World Congress Scientific Planning Committee
Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Ali Emre Karadeniz, MD, Advanced/Board Review Course Chair
Daniel G. McGrath, DO, Advanced/Board Review Course Co-Chair
Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS, Basics Course Chair
M. Humayun Mohmand, MD, FISHRS, Basics Course Co-Chair
Mauro Speranzini, MD, Basics Course Co-Chair
Marc Dauer, MD, Live Patient Viewing Chair
Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, M&M Chair
Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS, M&M Co-Chair
Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS, Newcomers Chair
Aileen Ullrich, Surgical Assistants Chair
Samuel Lam, MD, FISHRS, Surgical Assistants Co-Chair
Craig L. Ziering, DO, FISHRS, Workshops Chair
Jean M. Devroye, MD, FISHRS, Immediate Past Chair
Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS, Committee Member
Moonkyu Kim, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Gorana Kuka Epstein, MD, Committee Member
Emorane C. Lupanzula, MD, Committee Member
Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Committee Member

American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) and
Specialty & Service Society (SSS) Representative
(appointed by Past-Presidents Cmt)
Delegate:  Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS Term: 12/31/2017-12/31/2020
Alternate Delegate:  Ricardo Mejia, MD, Term: 12/31/17-12/31/20 and Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, Term: 12/31/17-12/31/20

Annual Giving Fund Chair
John D.N. Gillespie, MD, FISHRS

Audit Committee
Robert H. True, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Venkatram Mysore, MD, FISHRS
Paul J. McAndrews, MD, FISHRS, (Treasurer)

Communications & Public Education Committee
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Vice Chair
Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD
Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD  
Alan S. Feller, DO
Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS
Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS
Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FISHRS
Ricardo Mejia, MD 
Nicole E. Rogers, MD, FISHRS
Yaseen Ummer, MD
Shadi Zari, MD

CME Committee
Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Regional Workshops Subcommittee Chair
Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
Ken J. Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS
**PLUS 2018 WORLD CONGRESS PLANNING COMMITTEE**
Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Ali Emre Karadeniz,  Advanced/Board Review Course Chair
Daniel G. McGrath, DO, Advanced/Board Review Course Co-Chair
Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS, Basics Course Chair
M. Humayun Mohmand, MD, FISHRS, Basics Course Co-Chair
Mauro Speranzini, MD, Basics Course Co-Chair
Marc Dauer, MD, Live Patient Viewing Chair
Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, M&M Chair
Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS, M&M Co-Chair
Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS, Newcomers Chair
Aileen Ullrich, Surgical Assistants Chair
Samuel Lam, MD, FISHRS, Surgical Assistants Co-Chair
Craig L. Ziering, DO, FISHRS, Workshops Chair
Jean M. Devroye, MD, FISHRS, Immediate Past Chair
Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS, Committee Member
Moonkyu Kim, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Gorana Kuka Epstein, MD, Committee Member
Emorane C. Lupanzula, MD, Committee Member
Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Committee Member

Regional Workshop Subcommittee
Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS
Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS
Jerzy Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS
Matt L. Leavitt, DO
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS

Subcommittee on Best Practices Project
Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Scott A. Boden, MD, FISHRS
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
Matt L. Leavitt, DO
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
Ken J. Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS
Gregory Williams, MBBS, FISHRS

Core Curriculum Committee
Anthony J. Mollura, MD, Chair
Glenn M. Charles, DO, FISHRS
Mark Distefano, MD, FISHRS
Aditya Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS
David Josephitis, DO, FISHRS
Mohammad Humayun Mohmand, MD, FISHRS
Marcelo Pitchon, MD
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, FISHRS

Ethics Committee
Gregory Williams, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS
E. Antonio Mangubat, MD
Paul McAndrews, MD, FISHRS
Marco Toscani, MD

Exhibits & Advertising Review Committee
2018 | Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS, Chair
2019 | Paul J. McAndrews, MD, FISHRS
2020 | Robert J. Reese, DO, FISHRS

Fellowship Training Committee
Damkerng Pathomvanich, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Kenneth Anderson, MD, FISHRS
Pierre Bouhanna, MD, FISHRS
Benjawan Butwong, MD
Vance W. Elliott, MD, FISHRS
Nilofer Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
Rajesh Rajput, MCh, FISHRS
Daniel E. Rousso, MD, FISHRS
Kayihan Sahinoglu, MD, FISHRS
Edwin Suddleson, MD, FISHRS
Craig L. Ziering, DO, FISHRS
Georgios Zontos, MD, MSc, PhD, FISHRS

Finance Committee
Paul McAndrews, MD, FISHRS, Chair (Treasurer)
Sungjoo (Tommy) Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS (President)
Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS (Vice President)
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS (Board member)
Melvin L. Mayer, MD, FISHRS (Board member)
Melinda Urbas, CPA, ISHRS Accountant (Non-voting)

FUE Advancement Committee
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Christian N. Bisanga, MD
Márcio Crisóstomo, MD, FISHRS
Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS
Kapil Dua, MD, FISHRS
Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS 
Tayfun Oguzoglu, MD
Robert H. True, MD, MPH, FISHRS
Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS
Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS
Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS

Global Council of Hair Restoration Surgery Societies
Comprised of presidents, immediate past-presidents, and president-elects of national hair restoration
surgery societies.

Hair Transplant Forum International
Editors: Andreas Finner, MD; Bradley R. Wolf, MD, FISHRS, forumeditors@ishrs.org
Managing Editor, Graphic Design, & Advertising Sales: Cheryl Duckler, +1-262-643-4212, cduckler@ISHRS.org
Controversies: Russell G. Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS
Cyberspace Chat: Robin Unger, MD
Difficult Cases/Complications:  Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS
Hair’s the Question: Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS
Hair Sciences: Vlad Ratushny, MD, PhD
How I Do It: Timothy Carman, MD, FISHRS
Literature Review: Nicole E. Rogers, MD, FISHRS
Medical & Professional Ethics: Gregory Williams, MBBS, FISHRS

International Relations Committee (ISHRS Ambassadors)
Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FISHRS

Membership Committee
Ken L. Williams, DO, FISHRS, Chair - USA
Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS, Secretary - Spain
Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Global Council Liaison - United Kingdom
Taleb Barghouthi, MD – Jordan 
Scott Boden, MD, FISHRS - USA
Marcio R. Crisostomo MD, FISHRS - Brazil
Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS - India
Sungjoo (Tommy) Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS - Korea
Margorzata Kolenda, MD, PhD, FISHRS - Poland
Luis A. Nader, MD - Mexico
O. Tayfun Oguzoglu, MD - Turkey
Allan Parungao, MD – USA
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS - USA
Marwan Saifi, MD, FISHRS - Poland
Siraj Uddin, MBBS, DD, DDV – Bangladesh
Georgios Zontos, MD, MSc, PhD, FISHRS - Greece

Nominating Committee
PRESIDENT:  Sungjoo (Tommy) Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS
VICE PRESIDENT:  Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS
IMM PAST PRESIDENT:  Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS
PAST PRESIDENT:  Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
PAST PRESIDENT:  Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
PAST PRESIDENT:  William M. Parsley, MD, FISHRS
PAST PRESIDENT:  James E. Vogel, MD, FISHRS

Past-Presidents Committee
Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, FISHRS, Chair  | 2015-2016
Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS  | 2016-2017
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS  | 2014-2015
Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS  |  2013-2014
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS  | 2012-2013
Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS  | 2011-2012
Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS  | 2009-2010
William M. Parsley, MD, FISHRS  | 2008-2009
Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS  | 2007-2008
Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS  | 2006-2007
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS | 2005-2006
E. Antonio Mangubat, MD | 2004-2005
Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS | 2002-2003
Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD | 1998-1999
Russell Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS  | 1997-1998
James E. Vogel, MD, FISHRS  | 1996-1997
Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FISHRS   | 1995-1996
Paul M. Straub, MD, FISHRS  | 1994-1995

Pro Bono Committee
Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Steven Gabel, MD, FISHRS
Alex Ginzburg, MD
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS
Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS
Ahmed Noreldin, MD, FISHRS
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS
Marie Andrée Schambach, MD
Anastasios Vekris, MD

Scientific Research, Grants, & Awards Committee
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS, Chair
Michael L. Beehner, MD, FISHRS
Jerry E. Cooley, MD, FISHRS
Nilofer P. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
Marcelo Gandelman, MD
Russell Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS
Mario Marzola, MBBS
William M. Parsley, MD, FISHRS
Dow B. Stough, MD

Surgical Assistants Committee
Aileen Ullrich, CMA, Chair
Deanne Pawlak, Vice Chair
Laureen Gorham, RN
Salome Vadachkoria, MBA
Diana K. Carmona Baez
Lillian Carr
Tina Lardner
Brandi Watts
Kathryn Morgan
MaryAnn Parsley, RN
Felipe Reynoso
Janna Shafer
Emina Vance
PHYSICIAN CO-CHAIR: Samuel Lam, MD, FISHRS
BOARD LISIAON: Melvin L. Mayer, MD, FISHRS

Surgical Assistants Awards Committee
Emina Vance, Chair
Laureen Gorham, RN
Tina Lardner
Kathryn Morgan 

AD HOC COMMITTEES

Ad Hoc Committee on Database of Transplantation Results on Patients with Cicatricial Alopecia and
Hair Diseases Other than Androgenetic Alopecia

TBD, Chair
Valerie D. Callender, MD
Andrea Marliani, MD
Nina Otberg, MD
William M. Parsley, MD, FISHRS
Ken J. Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS

Ad Hoc Committee on Issues Pertaining to the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine
Ricardo Mejia, MD, Chair
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS
Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS 

Ad Hoc Committee on PRP
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS, Chair
David P. Deutsch, MD
Aditya K. Gupta MD, PhD, FISHRS
Robert P. Niedbalski, DO, FISHRS
Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD
Fabio Rinaldi, MD
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS
James E. Vogel, MD, FISHRS
Ryan J. Welter, MD, PhD
Michael D. Zufelt, DO, FISHRS

Ad Hoc Committee on Regulatory Issues
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS, Chair - USA
Ali Abbasi, MD - Iran/Asian
John D.N. Gillespie, MD, FISHRS - Canada
Sungjoo Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS - Korea
Ricardo Lemos, MD - Brazil
Ricardo Mejia, MD - USA
O. Tayfun Oguzoglu, MD - Turkey
Rajesh Rajput, MCh, FISHRS - India
Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS - USA
Greg Williams, MBChB, FISHRS - Europe
Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, FISHRS - Japan

Subcommittee on European Standards
Gregory Williams, MBBS, FISHRS, ISHRS Representative to CEN/TC 403
Conradin von Albertini, MD – Switzerland
Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD – Greece
Jean M. Devroye MD, FISHRS - Belgium
Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS - Italy
Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Poland
Frederic Menu, MD – France
Frank G. Neidel, MD – Germany
David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS – Spain

Task Force on Finasteride Adverse Event Controversies
Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Robert M. Bernstein, MD, FISHRS
Russell Knudsen MBBS, FISHRS
Venkataram Mysore, MD, FISHRS
Dow B. Stough, MD
Ken J. Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS

  

 

 
 

 

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