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 2017 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

2017 Membership Application

2017 Membership Application Deadline: August 18, 2017. 

Supporting Documents

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

2016-2017 Committees

 

STANDING COMMITTEES

2017 World Congress Scientific Planning Committee
Jean M. Devroye, MD, FISHRS,Chair
Craig L. Ziering, DO, FISHRS, Advanced/Board Review Course Chair
Ali Emre Karadeniz, MD, Advanced/Board Review Course Co-Chair
Mauro Speranzini, MD, Basics Course Chair
Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS, Basics Course Co-Chair
Gregory Williams, MBBS, FISHRS, Basics Course Co-Chair
Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS, Live Surgery Workshop Chair
Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Live Surgery Workshop Co-Chair
Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS, Live Patient Viewing Chair
Conradin von Albertini, MD, Live Patient Viewing Co-Chair
Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, M&M Chair
Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FISHRS, Newcomers Chair
Emina Vance, Surgical Assistants Chair
Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS, Surgical Assistants Co-Chair
Sara Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS, Workshops Chair
Marcelo Pitchon, MD, Immediate Past Chair
Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Anil Garg, MBBS, MS, MCh, Committee Member
Dae-Young Kim, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Emorane C. Lupanzula, MD, Committee Member
Maria A. Muricy, MD, Committee Member
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Bradley R. Wolf, MD, 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: 12/31/2014-12/31/2017
Alternate Delegate:  Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS Term: 12/31/2014-12/31/2017

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

Audit Committee
Robert H. True, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Andrew D. Kanalec, MD
Arthur Tykocinski, MD,PhD, FISHRS, (Treasurer)

Bylaws and Ethics Committee
Gregory Williams, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
E. Antonio Mangubat, MD
Melvin L. Mayer, MD, FISHRS
Paul McAndrews, MD, FISHRS
Sandeep S. Sattur, MD, MCh

Communications & Public Education Committee
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Vice Chair
Alan S. Feller, DO
Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS
Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
Grant F. Koher, DO, FISHRS
Matt L. Leavitt, DO
Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FISHRS
Melvin L. Mayer, MD, FISHRS
Ricardo Mejia, MD
Robert P. Niedbalski, DO, FISHRS
Nicole E. Rogers, MD, FISHRS

Editorial Subcommittee
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Márcio Crisóstomo, MD, FISHRS
Antonio E. Mangubat, MD
Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS
Ken L. Williams, DO, FISHRS

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 2017 WORLD CONGRESS PLANNING COMMITTEE**
Jean M. Devroye, MD, FISHRS, 2017 World Congress Chair
Craig L. Ziering, DO, FISHRS, Advanced/Board Review Course Chair
Ali Emre Karadeniz, MD, Advanced/Board Review Course Co-Chair
Mauro Speranzini, MD, Basics Course Chair
Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS, Basics Course Co-Chair
Gregory Williams, MBBS, FISHRS, Basics Course Co-Chair
Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS, Live Surgery Workshop Chair
Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Live Surgery Workshop Co-Chair
Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS, Live Patient Viewing Chair
Conradin von Albertini, MD, Live Patient Viewing Co-Chair
Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, M&M Chair
Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FISHRS, Newcomers Chair
Emina Vance, Surgical Assistants Chair
Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS, Surgical Assistants Co-Chair
Sara Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS, Workshops Chair
Marcelo Pitchon, MD, Immediate Past Chair
Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Anil Garg, MBBS, MS, MCh, Committee Member
Dae-Young Kim, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Emorane C. Lupanzula, MD, Committee Member
Maria A. Muricy, MD, Committee Member
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS, Committee Member
Bradley R. Wolf, MD, FISHRS, Committee Member

Regional Workshop Subcommittee
Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
Conradin von Albertini, MD
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
R. Michael Elliott, MD
Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
Mohammad Humayun Mohmand, MD, FISHRS
Marcelo Pitchon, MD
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, FISHRS

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

Fellowship Training Committee
Robert P. Niedbalski, DO, Chair
Pierre Bouhanna, MD, FISHRS
Vance W. Elliott, MD, FISHRS
Nilofer Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
Damkerng Pathomvanich, MD, FISHRS
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
Rajesh Rajput, MCh, FISHRS
Daniel E. Rousso, MD, FISHRS
Edwin Suddleson, MD, FISHRS
Venekatratan Mysore, MD, FISHRS
Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, FISHRS
Craig L. Ziering, DO, FISHRS

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

FUE Advancement Committee
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Flavia Barsali, MD
Christian N. Bisanga, MD
John P. Cole, MD
Márcio Crisóstomo, MD, FISHRS
Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS
Kapil Dua, MD, FISHRS
Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Chair, FUE Literature Review Subcommittee
Chiara Insalaco, MD, PhD
Ali Emre Karadeniz, MD
Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS
Maria Angelica Muricy, MD
Tayfun Oguzoglu, MD
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS
Ronald L. Shapiro, MD, FISHRS
Mauro Speranzini, MD, FISHRS
Robert H. True, MD, MPH, FISHRS
Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS
Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS – Chair, FUE Studies Subcommittee
Bradley R. Wolf, MD, 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 Sciences: Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Hair’s the Question: Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS
How I Do It: Timothy Carman, MD, FISHRS
Meeting Reviews: TBD
Literature Review: Jeffrey Donovan, MD, PhD, FISHRS; Nicole E. Rogers, MD, 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
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
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS - USA
Marwan Saifi, MD, FISHRS - Poland
Georgios Zontos, MD, MSc, PhD - Greece

Nominating Committee
Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS, Chair (Secretary)
Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS (President)
Sungjoo (Tommy) Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS (Vice President)
Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS (Treasurer)
Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, FISHRS (Immediate Past President)
Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS (Past President)
Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS (Past President)
William M. Parsley, MD, FISHRS (Past President)
James E. Vogel, MD, FISHRS (Past President)

Past-Presidents Committee
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS
Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS
Marcelo Gandelman, MD
Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS
Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD, FISHRS
Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
Russell Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS
Robert T. Leonard, Jr. DO, FISHRS
Bobby L. Limmer, MD, FISHRS
E. Antonio Mangubat, MD
Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS, FISHRS
Mario Marzola, MBBS
William M. Parsley, MD, FISHRS
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
Daniel E. Rousso, MD, FISHRS
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS
Paul M. Straub, MD, FISHRS
Dow B. Stough, MD
James E. Vogel, MD, FISHRS
Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, FISHRS

Pro Bono Committee
Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS
Steven Gabel, MD, FISHRS
Alex Ginzburg, MD
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS
Kenichiro Imagawa, MD, FISHRS
Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS
Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS

Scientific Research, Grants, & Awards Committee
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS, Chair
Michael L. Beehner, MD, FISHRS
Jerry E. Cooley, MD
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
Emina Vance, Chair
Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS, Co-Chair
Salome Vadachkoria, BBA, MBA, Vice Chair
Brandi Burgess
Diana K. Carmona Baez
Lillian Carr
Laureen Gorham, RN
Tina Lardner
Kathryn Morgan
MaryAnn Parsley, RN
Felipe Reynoso
Janna Shafer
Aileen Ullrich, CMA
Melvin L. Mayer, MD, FISHRS, Board Liaison

Surgical Assistants Awards Committee
Emina Vance, Chair (term expires Oct. 2018)
Laureen Gorham, RN (term expires Oct. 2017)
Tina Lardner (term expires Oct. 2018)
Kathryn Morgan (term expires Oct. 2019) 

AD HOC COMMITTEES

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

Jeffrey Donovan, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Chair
Valerie D. Callender, MD
Andrea Marliani, MD
Nina Otberg, MD
William M. Parsley, MD, FISHRS
Jerry Shapiro, MD
Ken J. Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS

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

Ad Hoc Committee on PRP 
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS, Chair
John P. Cole, MD
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

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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