The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery is an international, non-profit medical society comprised of over 1,200 members representing over 60 countries – dedicated to promulgating the highest standards of medical practice and medical ethics. Member categories include physicians, adjunct (researchers), residents, and surgical assistants. Since its incorporation in 1993, a renaissance in hair restoration surgery was set into motion by the ISHRS. The multidisciplinary, international membership of the ISHRS is a critical mass for innovation in hair restoration surgery.
The ISHRS provides continuing medical education to physicians and fosters an environment of open dialogue, sharing, and collegiality. The ISHRS gives the public the latest information on medical and surgical treatments for hair loss. The ISHRS is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, is a member of the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates, and is a CEN-Liaison Organisation (European Committee for Standardization) for CEN/TC 403 Project Committee - Aesthetic surgery services. The ISHRS hosts the Global Council of Hair Restoration Surgery Societies which is comprised of the regional and national hair restoration surgery societies around the world.
The primary educational offerings include the Annual Scientific Meeting (a.k.a., The Big One) which rotates the globe, the ISHRS’s publication, Hair Transplant Forum International, which is published 6 times per year, the Orlando Live Surgery Workshop, regional workshops, and online webinars and DVDs.
The ISHRS also coordinates an annual Newcomers Program as well as a Fellowship Training Program. In addition, the ISHRS has published and maintains the Core Curriculum in Hair Restoration Surgery, and the Core Competencies for Hair Restoration Surgeons. The ISHRS also provides annual research grants to relevant clinical research projects directed toward the subject of hair restoration.
The ISHRS’s pro bono program, Operation Restore, was initiated in 2004 and matches volunteer ISHRS physicians with prospective hair restoration patients suffering from hair loss as a result of trauma or disease who lack the resources to obtain treatment on their own. The program has provided over $750,000 USD of free surgery and travel expenses.
To achieve excellence in medical and surgical outcomes by promoting member education, international collegiality, research, ethics, and public awareness.
To establish the ISHRS as a leading unbiased authority in medical and surgical hair restoration.
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
303 West State Street, Geneva, IL 60134 USA
Advancing the art and science of hair restoration