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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
Robert H. True, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS
Venkatram Mysore, MD, FISHRS
Paul J. McAndrews, MD, FISHRS, (Treasurer)
Ken L. Williams, DO, FISHRS

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

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
Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD
Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS
Ken J. Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS
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
Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS
Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS
Jerzy Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS
Eugene S. Rodillo, MD
Piero Tesauro, MD

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

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

Fellowship Training Committee
Damkerng Pathomvanich, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Kenneth Anderson, MD, FISHRS
Benjawan Butwong, MD
Anil K. Garg, MBBS, MSMCh, FISHRS
Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS
David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
Kayihan Sahinoglu, MD, FISHRS
Craig L. Ziering, 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
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS, Chair
Christian N. Bisanga, MD
Márcio Crisóstomo, MD, FISHRS
Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS
Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS
Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS
Marie A. Schambach, MD
Cagatay Sezgin, MD
Luis Roberto Trivellini, MD
Robert H. True, MD, MPH, FISHRS
Conradin von Albertini, 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, [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)
Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
Ricardo Mejia, MD
David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS

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

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

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

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

Surgical Assistants Awards Committee
Kathryn Morgan, Chair
Laureen Gorham, RN
Janna Shafer
Brandi Watts

AD HOC COMMITTEES

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

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

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.

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.