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STANDING COMMITTEES

2018-2019 Committees

2019 World Congress Scientific Planning Committee
Chair – Robin Unger, MD | USA
Advanced/Board Review Course Chair – Daniel G. McGrath, DO | USA
Advanced/Board Review Course Co-Chair – Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
Basics Course Chair – M. Humayun Mohmand, MD, FISHRS | Pakistan
Basics Course Co-Chair – Ricardo Gomes de Lemos, MD | Brazil
Basics Immediate Past Chair – Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS | USA
Live Patient Viewing Chair – Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Thailand
Live Patient Viewing Co-Chair – Glenn Charles, DO, FISHRS | USA
M&M Chair – Jeff Epstein, MD, FISHRS | USA
M&M Co-Chair – Mauro Speranzini, MD | Brazil
Newcomers Chair – Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS | Canada
Surgical Assistants Chair – Marwan Noureldin, MD | Egypt
Workshops Chair – Bradley R. Wolf, MD, FISHRS | USA
WLSW Chair – Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS | India
WLSW FUE Co-Chair – Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS | USA
WLSW FUT Co-Chair – Damkerng Pathomvanich, MD, FISHRS | Thailand
WLSW SMP Co-Chair – Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS | USA
Immediate Past Chair – Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS | USA
Committee Member – Samuel M. Lam, MD, FISHRS | USA
Committee Member – Francisco Le Voci, MD | Brazil
Committee Member – Marie Andree Schambach, MD | Guatemala
Committee Member – Roberto Trivellini, MD | Paraguay
Committee Member – Ramiro Yane, MD | Spain

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

2019 | Robert H. True, MD, FISHRS, Chair
2020 | Venkatram Mysore, MD, FISHRS
2021 | Kapil Dua, MD, FISHRS
2022 | Ken L. Williams, DO, FISHRS
2019 | Paul J. McAndrews, MD, FISHRS, (Treasurer)

Communications & Public Education Committee
2019 | Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS, Chair – USA
2019 | Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Vice Chair – USA
2019 | Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS – USA
2019 | Ricardo Mejia, MD – USA
2020 | Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD – Greece
2020 | Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS – USA
2020 | Yaseen Ummer, MD – India
2020 | Shadi Zari, MD – Saudi Arabia
2021 | Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD – Thailand

CME Committee
2019 | Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS, Chair
2020 | Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
2020 | Ken J. Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS
2021 | Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS
2022 | Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
2023 | James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS
2024 | Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS
2024 | Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD

PLUS 2019 WORLD CONGRESS PLANNING COMMITTEE
Chair – Robin Unger, MD
Advanced/Board Review Course Chair – Daniel G. McGrath, DO
Advanced/Board Review Course Co-Chair – Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS
Basics Course Chair – M. Humayun Mohmand, MD, FISHRS
Basics Course Co-Chair – Ricardo Gomes de Lemos, MD
Basics Immediate Past Chair – Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS
Live Patient Viewing Chair – Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS
Live Patient Viewing Co-Chair – Glenn Charles, DO, FISHRS
M&M Chair – Jeff Epstein, MD, FISHRS
M&M Co-Chair – Mauro Speranzini, MD
Newcomers Chair – Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS
Surgical Assistants Chair – Marwan Noureldin, MD
Workshops Chair – Bradley R. Wolf, MD, FISHRS
WLSW Chair – Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS
WLSW FUE Co-Chair – Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS
WLSW FUT Co-Chair – Damkerng Pathomvanich, MD, FISHRS
WLSW SMP Co-Chair – Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS
Immediate Past Chair – Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS
Committee Member – Samuel M. Lam, MD, FISHRS
Committee Member – Francisco Le Voci, MD
Committee Member – Marie Andree Schambach, MD
Committee Member – Roberto Trivellini, MD
Committee Member – Ramiro Yane, MD

Regional Workshop Subcommittee
2019 | Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
2020 | Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS
2021 | Jerzy Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS
2022 | Eugene S. Rodillo, MD
2023 | Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS
2024 | Piero Tesauro, MD

Ethics Committee
2020 | Gregory Williams, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
2019 | Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS
2019 | Marco Toscani, MD
2021 | Scott A. Boden, MD, FISHRS
2021 | Sungjoo Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS

Exhibits & Advertising Review Committee
2020 | Robert J. Reese, DO, FISHRS, Chair
2019 | Paul J. McAndrews, MD, FISHRS
2021 | Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS

Fellowship Training Committee
2019 | Damkerng Pathomvanich, MD, FISHRS, Chair
2021 | Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS, Co-Chair
2019 | Craig L. Ziering, DO, FISHRS
2020 | Kenneth Anderson, MD, FISHRS
2020 | Benjawan Butwong, MD
2020 | Kayihan Sahinoglu, MD, FISHRS
2021 | Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
2021 | Anil K. Garg, MBBS, MSMCh, FISHRS
2021 | Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS
2021 | David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS

Finance Committee
Paul McAndrews, MD, FISHRS, Chair (Treasurer)
Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS (President)
Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS (Vice President)
Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS (Board member)
Gholamali Abbasi, MD, FISHRS (Board member)
Melinda Urbas, CPA, ISHRS Accountant (Non-voting)

FUE Advancement Committee
2020 | James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS, Chair
2019 | Marcio Crisostomo, MD, FISHRS
2019 | Kapil Dua, MD, FISHRS
2019 | Robert H. True, MD, MPH, FISHRS
2020 | Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS
2020 | Christian N. Bisanga, MD
2020 | Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS
2021 | Marie A. Schambach, MD
2021 | Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS
2021 | Cagatay Sezgin, MD
2021 | Luis Roberto Trivellini, MD

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, [email protected]
Managing Editor, Graphic Design, & Advertising Sales: Cheryl Duckler, +1-262-643-4212, [email protected]
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)
2019 | Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
2020 | David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS
2021 | Ricardo Mejia, MD

Membership Committee
2019 | Ken L. Williams, DO, FISHRS, Chair – USA
2019 | Sungjoo (Tommy) Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Korea
2019 | Malgorzata Kolenda, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Poland
2019 | Georgios Zontos, MD, MSc, PhD, FISHRS – Greece
2020 | Taleb Barghouthi, MD – Jordan
2020 | Luis A. Nader, MD – Mexico
2020 | Allan Parungao, MD – USA
2020 | Marwan Saifi, MD, FISHRS – Poland
2020 | Siraj Uddin, MBBS, DD, DDV – Bangladesh
2021 | Ash Dutta, MBBS – United Kingdom
2021 | Moon-Kyu Kim, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Korea
2021 | Kayihan Sahinoglu, MD, FISHRS – Turkey
2021 | Ahmed Noreldin, MD, FISHRS – Egypt
2021 | Sara Salas , MD – Mexico
SECRETARY:  Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS Secretary – Spain
GC LIAISON:  Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Global Council Liaison – United Kingdom

Nominating Committee
PRESIDENT:  Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS
VICE PRESIDENT:  Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS
IMM PAST PRESIDENT:  Sungjoo (Tommy) Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS
PAST PRESIDENT:  Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
PAST PRESIDENT:  Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
PAST PRESIDENT:  Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
PAST PRESIDENT:  Russell Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS

Past-Presidents Committee
Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Chair | 2016-2017
Sungjoo Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS    2017-2018
Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, FISHRS | 2015-2016
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
Dow B. Stough, MD |  1993-1994

Pro Bono Committee
2021 | Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Chair
2019 | Steven Gabel, MD, FISHRS
2020 | Ahmed Noreldin, MD, FISHRS
2020 | Marie Andrée Schambach, MD
2020 | Anastasios Vekris, MD
2021 | Mark DiStefano, MD
2021 | Samuel M. Lam, MD, FISHRS
2021 | Sara L. Salas, MD
2021 | Akaki Tsilosani, MD, PhD
2021 | Sebastian Yriart, MD

Scientific Research, Grants, & Awards Committee
2021 | Dow B. Stough, MD, Chair
2019 | Marcelo Gandelman, MD
2019 | Mario Marzola, MBBS
2019 | Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
2020 | Jerry E. Cooley, MD, FISHRS
2020 | Nilofer P. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
2020 | Russell Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS
2021 | Walter Krugluger, MD, PhD

Surgical Assistants Committee
2019 | Marwan Noureldin, MBBCh, Chair
2021 | Laura Burdine
2021 | Laura Krys
2021 | Heather Stretch
2020 | Laureen Gorham, RN
2020 | Deanne Pawlak
2020 | Aileen Ullrich, CMA
2020 | Salome Vadachkoria, MBA
2019 | Diana K. Carmona Baez
2019 | Tina Lardner
2019 | Emina Vance
2019 | Brandi Watts
BOARD LISIAON: Melvin L. Mayer, MD, FISHRS

Surgical Assistants Awards Committee
2019 | Kathryn Morgan, Chair
2020 | Laureen Gorham, RN
2021 | Janna Shafer
2021 | Brandi Watts

AD HOC COMMITTEES

Ad Hoc Committee on Issues Pertaining to the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine
2020 | Ricardo Mejia, MD, Chair
2019 | Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS
2020 | Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS, Task Force Chair for Legislative Efforts
2021 | Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS, Task Force Chair for Medical Societies Awareness
2021 | Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS
2022 | Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS, Task Force Chair for Members Good Practice Videos
2022 | Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, Ambassadors for Patient Safety Subcommittee Chair
2022 | Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
2022 | Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc, Task Force Chair for Patient Stories
2022 | Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS

ISHRS Ambassadors for Patient Safety Subcommittee
2022 | Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, Chair
2021 | Sungjoo Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS
2021 | Mauro Speranzini, MD
2022 | Blake Bloxham, DO
2022 | Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
2022 | Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS, FISHRS
2023 | Alan S. Feller, DO
2023 | Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc
2023 | Ruban S. Nathan, MBBCh

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

ISHRS ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director
Victoria Ceh, MPA, Medical Society Management, Inc.

HQ & Administrative Manager & Registration Manager
Kimberly Miller, Technical Registration Experts, Inc.

Meeting and Exhibits Manager
Jule Uddfolk, CMP, Meeting Management Solutions, inc.

Membership Manager & HQ Support
Katie Masini, Technical Registration Experts, Inc.

Program Manager
Melanie Stancampiano, Medical Society Management, Inc.

Project Manager
Sheri Valskis, Medical Society Management, Inc.


Project Manager

Patrick M. Dockins, MS, CAE, Technical Registration Experts, Inc.

Bookkeeper & HQ Support
Sue Reed, Technical Registration Experts, Inc.

Office Manager
Janice Ayarzagoitia, Technical Registration Experts, Inc.

Administrative Assistant
Davin Ayarzagoitia, Technical Registration Experts, Inc.

Administrative Support
Dorothy Rutledge, Technical Registration Experts, Inc.

Database & Technical Support
Jeffrey Miller, Technical Registration Experts, Inc.

Finance, Accounting, Investments
Patrick Melvin, CPA, Desmond & Ahern, Ltd.
Melinda Urbas, CPA, Desmond & Ahern, Ltd.
Carol Cullinan, CPA, Desmond & Ahern, Ltd.- taxes
Steve Weinberg, CPA-auditor
Daniel Pepoon, Merrill Lynch

Managing Editor, Forum & Advertising Sales
Cheryl Duckler, Independent

Integrated Communications Manager
Blanca Mejia

PR Consultant
Karen Sideris, K Communications, Inc.

Graphic Design
Dawn Holler Wisher, New Day Creative

Survey Researcher
Ron Hazen, Relevant Research, Inc.