Kenneth W. Anderson, MD, FISHRS
Anderson Center for Hair
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Dr. Ken Anderson is the Founder and Director of the Anderson Center for Hair. He is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing hair restoration surgery exclusively since 2003. He began in private practice in Beverly Hills, California in 2003. In 2008, Dr. Anderson was recruited from California to join the Emory Facial Center, a satellite office of the main Emory Hospital dedicated to facial cosmetic surgery, to offer hair restoration to Emory Healthcare patients. His educational contributions include several Grand Rounds Lectures presented to the Emory Department of Dermatology, and the Emory Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Anderson is also committed to education of physicians in the community, and has delivered educational talks to the physicians of Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, GA, as well as to the Department of Family Medicine at Mercer University in Macon, GA. He has been an invited lecturer on hair restoration around the world, including Canada, Japan, and Ecuador. In 2012, he won the Okinawa Award for a presentation about Follicular Unit Extraction procedures, delivered to the Japan Society for Clinical Hair Restoration. To see Dr. Anderson’s full curriculum vitae, please visit www.AndersonHSC.com.
Dr. Anderson is supported by a talented and experienced team of nurses and technicians who specialize in the field of hair restoration surgery. Dr. Anderson has developed a culture of commitment to patient education and the very highest standards of patient care and service. We do not use consultants or salesmen to discuss the details of hair loss and the various treatments; he meets personally with every patient. Dr. Anderson is always the surgeon performing hair restoration surgery at the Anderson Center for hair, and performs just one procedure per day, so you can be assured that you are the only concern for Dr. Anderson and our team on your procedure day. The personalized care and attention does not end there; you will receive personalized follow-up care until the hair grows out and you are satisfied. Dr. Anderson has tailored his practice over the past decade to optimize the patient experience, cultivating a focus on patient education and advocacy, and provide peace-of-mind at every step by providing "platinum level" patient care.
Ken Anderson, MD, is a facial plastic surgeon who has dedicated his practice solely to the care of patients with hair loss. He is a compassionate physician, and has designed the Anderson Center for Hair around providing the most natural, permanent hair restoration results, with focus on the patient experience, and minimizing discomfort and inconvenience throughout the process.
He is a highly experienced surgeon, and an internationally prominent educator in the field of hair restoration surgery. He has spoken to audiences in several countries, and across the United States. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1996. Following medical school, he completed 7 years of specialty surgical training after receiving his medical degree, including a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT surgery) and a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He is double board certified; a Diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT Surgery). He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Anderson has maintained an office in Beverly Hills, California since 2003, and is a Clinical Assistant at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and has given several Grand Rounds presentations to medical audiences throughout the Country. Dr. Anderson received training in the fine arts from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a medical illustrator, and has published his drawings in several peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks. His interests include hockey, which he has played since 1974, motorcycles, and travel. Additional credentials, research activities, publications, scholarly lectures and medical association memberships may be seen on at www.AtlantaHairSurgeon.com
Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After medical school, he was accepted into the University of Michigan surgical subspecialty training program in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. While at the University of Michigan, Dr. Anderson was 1st or 2nd surgeon on over 2,500 surgical procedures involving the face, head and neck, including highly specialized procedures such as cancerous tumor resection and pediatric airway reconstruction. During his six years on staff at the University of Michigan Hospitals, guided by his background and training in the fine arts, he took a keen interest in the subspecialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He worked with giants in the field of facial plastic surgery including Dr. Carol Bradford, MD, FACS, and Dr. Lawrence Marentette, MD, FACS, who each conferred their surgical expertise and patient care philosophy to Dr. Anderson.
He completed the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training program in 2002. Although he was board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and could have gone out into practice, he elected to pursue additional surgical training in his area of highest interest. He was awarded a Fellowship accredited by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS.org); one of just 30 surgeons nationwide to receive this honor. For the full course of the Fellowship he worked with an acknowledged master in the field, Dr. Shan Baker, MD, FACS, current president of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During his 12 month Fellowship with Dr. Baker he performed many different cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery procedures, including face lifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and facial laser resurfacing. He also performed reconstructive procedures using skin and muscle flaps to repair tissue defects of the face following skin cancer removal. Dr. Anderson was also proud to care for the heroes of this country by serving as a staff physician at the Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital in Ann Arbor for the full duration of his Fellowship. At the VA Hospital he was the head surgeon of a 3 surgeon team that performed primarily nasal and facial reconstruction procedures on our nation's veterans.
During his residency at the University of Michigan, he was very active in scientific research. He spent over three years working with David Mooney, Ph.D., a world renowned authority in the field of tissue engineering. Dr. Anderson's research work focused on the difficulties of facial reconstruction following injuries in which loss of facial bones prevents a normal facial appearance-even after extensive surgery. Along with Dr. Mooney and a team of scientists, Dr. Anderson developed a tissue engineered cartilage implant that could be placed anywhere on the facial skeleton without incisions -- in
Founder, President, and Executive Director of the American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Chief of Hair Restoration Section of Written Board Examination Review Group, American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Member, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Member, California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
Member, Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Member, Eberly College of Science at Pennsylvania State University
Member, Walter Work Society, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical Illustrations by Dr. Kenneth W. Anderson.
All work shown has been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.
Anderson, KW: Advances in Surgical Hair Restoration. Presented at the annual meeting of the Walter P. Work Society, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008.
Anderson KW, Rassman WR: The Difficult Patient: How to Work with Less and Make it Presentations Look Like More. Ninety minute advanced instructional course given at the 2004 ISHRS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2004.
Anderson KW, Rassman WR: Follicular Unit Extraction. Presented at the Advanced Review Course in Hair Restoration Surgery, 2004 ISHRS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2004.
Anderson KW, Rassman WR: Follicular Isolation Technique and Follicular Unit Extraction. Ninety minute advanced instructional course presented at the Advanced Workshops in Hair Restoration Surgery, 2004 ISHRS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2004.
Anderson KW, Bernstein RM, Rassman WR: Advances in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Pearls, Pitfalls, and Megasessions. Presented at the Video Theater Forum in Hair Restoration Surgery, 2004 ISHRS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2004.
Anderson KW, Baker SR: Bilateral Paramedian Forehead Flaps. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Denver, Colorado, 2001.
Anderson KW, Baker SR, Lowe LL, Su L, Johnson TM: A Staged Excision Approach for Lentigo Maligna and Lentigo Maligna Melanoma of the Head and Neck: The ÒSquareÓ Procedure. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington, DC, 2000.
Anderson KW, Alsberg E, Rowley JR, Mooney DM: Tissue Engineering of Injectable Cartilage. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, 2000.
Anderson KW, Alsberg E, Rowley JR, Mooney DM: Injectable Polymers for Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Presented at the 24th Annual Frank A. Lamberson Lectureship, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan. The associated manuscript was awarded the Merle Lawrence Award for the Most Outstanding Basic Science Research Paper in this annual scientific research competition. 2000.
Anderson KW, Shal A, Lenert JA, Johnson PC: Quantitative Facial Motion Analysis of Perioral Motion in Patients with Scleroderma. Presented at the 54th Meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, 2000.
Anderson KW, Shal A, Lenert JA, Garrison JL, Medsger T, Johnson PC: A Novel Method of Facial Motion Analysis: the Maximal Static Response Assay. Presented at the annual meeting of the Walter P. Work Society, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999.
Anderson KW, Aul J, Wadowsky RM, Post JC, Ehrlich GD: Molecular Analysis of Pathogens in Otitis Media with Effusion. Presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hershey, PA, 1994.
Anderson KW, Penney E, Narayanan K, Liang M: Cryopreservation of Bone Grafts with Periosteum. Presented at the annual meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Ann Arbor, MI, 1994.
Ehrlich GD, Anderson KW, Preston RA, Riera A, Wadowsky RM, Post JC: Development of a multiplex-PCR assay for respiratory viruses. Presented at the midwinter research meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Tampa, FL, 1994.
Ehrlich GD, Aul J, Anderson KW, Doyle WJ, Kerber B, Post JC: Time course comparison of Hemophilus influenzae persistence by culture and PCR in the chinchilla laniger middle ear following infection and treatment. Presented at the midwinter research meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Tampa, FL, 1994.
Heavner SB, Anderson KW, Prince ME: Facial nerve paralysis associated with deep neck
Peer Reviewed abscess: two cases. Archives of Otolaryngology-H