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STANDING COMMITTEES 2019-2020 Committees

World Congress Scientific Planning Committee

This committee determines the programming for the annual World Congress which is typically held in October. This includes setting the meeting format, rating abstracts, participating on conference calls and email discussions, and providing suggestions to the chair.

  • Chair | Bradley R. Wolf, MD, FISHRS | USA
  • Advanced/Board Review Course Chair | Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
  • Advanced/Board Review Course Co-Chair | Samuel M. Lam, MD, FISHRS | USA
  • Basics Course Chair | Ricardo Gomes de Lemos, MD | Brazil
  • Basics Course Co-Chair | Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc | Egypt
  • Basics Course Co-Chair | M. Humayun Mohmand, MD, FISHRS | Pakistan
  • Surgical Assistants Chair | Marwan Noureldin, MSc | Egypt
  • Workshops Chair | Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS | USA
  • Immediate Past Chair | Robin Unger, MD | USA
  • Committee Member | Marc S. Dauer, MD | USA
  • Committee Member | Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS | UK
  • Committee Member | Jennifer Krejci, MD | USA
  • Committee Member | Daniel G. McGrath, DO | USA
  • Committee Member | Vladimir Ratushny, MD, PhD | USA
  • Virtual Subcommittee Chair | Marie A. Schambach, MD | Guatemala
  • Virtual Subcommittee | Nilofer P. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS | UK
  • Virtual Subcommittee | David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS | USA
  • Virtual Subcommittee | Mauro Speranzini, MD | Brazil
  • Virtual Subcommittee | Dow B. Stough, MD | USA
  • Virtual Subcommittee | Gregory Williams, MBBS, FISHRS | UK

American Medical Association (AMA) House Of Delegates (HOD) And
Specialty & Service Society (SSS) Representative

  • Delegate: Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS, Term: 12/31/17-12/31/20
  • 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

This committee reviews the annual independent auditor’s report of the society’s finances and the internal financial controls.

  • 2022 | Vacant, Chair
  • 2020 | Venkatram Mysore, MD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Ken L. Williams, DO, FISHRS
  • 2021 | Kapil Dua, MD, FISHRS (Treasurer)

Communications & Public Education Committee

This committee oversees the society’s communications efforts to the public and media, including formats of website, media releases, social media, and other. This committee conducts the biannual practice census survey and related media outreach.

  • 2022 | Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS, Chair
  • 2020 | Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • 2020 | Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
  • 2020 | Ummer Yaseen, MD
  • 2020 | Shadi Zari, MD
  • 2021 | Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Rachael L. Kay, MBChB
  • 2022 | Marwan Noureldin, MSc

CME Committee

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee is in charge of compliance with and maintaining the society’s ACCME accreditation. The CME Committee determines the needs assessment, gap analysis, and overall programming for the society’s educational efforts. The CME Committee annually reviews and oversees the Core Curriculum in HRS and Core Competencies in HRS.

  • 2021 | Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS, Chair
  • 2023 | James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS
  • 2024 | Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS
  • 2024 | Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • 2024 | Marcelo Pitchon, MD

Regional Workshops Subcommittee

A subcommittee under the CME Committee, the Regional Workshops Subcommittee is charged with overseeing all aspects of the regional workshops, including LSW best practices, as well as making recommendations to the CME Committee.

  • 2023 | Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS, Chair
  • 2020 | Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS
  • 2021 | Jerzy Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Eugene S. Rodillo, MD
  • 2024 | David Perez-Meza, MD
  • 2024 | Piero Tesauro, MD

Ethics Committee

This committee oversees member complaints against other members pertinent to violations of the ISHRS Code of Ethics.

  • 2020 | Gregory Williams, MBChB, FISHRS, Chair
  • 2021 | Scott A. Boden, MD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | David P. Deutsch, MD
  • 2022 | Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Allan J. Parungao, MD

Exhibits & Advertising Review Committee

This committee reviews company applications for exhibits and advertising to assure they are in harmony with ISHRS’s policies and guidelines.

  • 2020 | Robert J. Reese, DO, FISHRS, Chair
  • 2021 | Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Vikram Jayaprakash, BM

Fellowship Training Committee

This committee oversees the ISHRS Fellowship Training Programs, including the program principles, requirements, and FTP Director applications.

  • 2021 | Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS, Chair
  • 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
  • 2022 | Daniel G. McGrath, DO, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Patrick Mwamba, MD
  • 2022 | Robin Unger, MD

Finance Committee

This committee oversees the ISHRS Reserve Fund and investment policy, making recommendations to the Board.

  • Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS, Chair (Treasurer)
  • Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS (President)
  • Paul McAndrews, MD, FISHRS (Vice President)
  • Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS (Board member)
  • Bradley R. Wolf, MD, FISHRS (Board member)
  • Melinda Urbas, CPA, ISHRS Accountant (Non-voting)

FUE advancement
Committee

The purpose of this committee is to examine the current challenges and knowledge gaps regarding FUE including: (a) identify critical information and research needed; (b) guide study development and execution; (c) provide “best practices” information to physicians; and (d) consider issues and challenges that patients and physicians will face.

  • 2020 | James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS, Chair
  • 2020 | Christian N. Bisanga, MD
  • 2020 | Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS
  • 2021 | Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • 2021 | Marie A. Schambach, MD
  • 2021 | Cagatay Sezgin, MD
  • 2021 | Luis Roberto Trivellini, MD
  • 2022 | Otavio A. Boaventura, MD
  • 2022 | Jae-Hyun Park, MD
  • 2022 | Michael W. Vories, MD

International Relations Committee (ISHRS Ambassadors)

This committee is comprised of the ISHRS Ambassadors who are direct liaisons between the Global Council member societies and the ISHRS Board of Governors.

  • 2020 | David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS, Chair
  • 2021 | Ricardo Mejia, MD
  • 2022 | Russell G. Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS

ISHRS Europe Council (IEC)

The purpose of this council is to help the ISHRS establish closer cooperation with the European Global Council members to serve hair transplant surgery education as well as the field in general in Europe.

  • 2022 | Bessam Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS (Chair/exp. 2021)
  • 2021 | Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS
  • 2021 | Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS
  • 2021 | Andreas Finner, MD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | George Zontos, MD, MSc, PhD, FISHRS
  • 2023 | Asim Shamalak, MBBS, FISHRS
  • 2023 | Geza Sikos, MD
  • 2023 | Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS

Membership Committee

This committee encourages and reviews new member applications.

  • 2020 | Luis A. Nader, MD, Chair – Mexico
  • 2020 | Taleb Barghouthi, MD – Jordan
  • 2020 | Allan Parungao, MD – USA
  • 2020 | Marwan Saifi, MD, FISHRS – Poland
  • 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
  • 2022 | Muhammad Ahmad, MD – Pakistan
  • 2022 | Ozgur Oztan, MD – Turkey
  • 2022 | Mauro Speranzini, MD – Brazil
  • 2022 | Piero Tesauro, MD – Italy
  • 2022 | Hossein Yavari, MD – UAE
  • SECRETARY: Nilofer P. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
  • GC LIAISON: David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS

Nominating Committee

This committee oversees the nominations process for the Board of Governors.

  • PRESIDENT: Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Paul J. McAndrews, MD, FISHRS
  • IMM PAST PRESIDENT: Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS
  • PAST PRESIDENT: Dow B. Stough, MD
  • PAST PRESIDENT: James E. Vogel, MD, FISHRS
  • PAST PRESIDENT: Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
  • PAST PRESIDENT: Russell Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS

Pro Bono Committee

This committee oversees the society’s pro bono program Operation Restore.

  • 2021 | Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Chair
  • 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 | Akaki Tsilosani, MD, PhD
  • 2021 | Sebastian Yriart, MD
  • 2022 | Felix M. Popesco, MD

Scientific Research, Grants, & Awards Committee

This committee oversees the society’s Research Grants program, judging scientific posters, and selection of the Golden and Platinum Follicle Awards.

  • 2021 | Dow B. Stough, MD, Chair
  • 2020 | Jerry E. Cooley, MD, FISHRS
  • 2020 | Nilofer P. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
  • 2020 | Russell Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS
  • 2021 | Walter Krugluger, MD, PhD
  • 2022 | Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Jerzy Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Ronald L. Shapiro, MD, FISHRS

Surgical Assistants Committee

This committee assists in developing the surgical assistants program and workshop at the World Congress.

  • 2022 | Marwan Noureldin, MSc, Chair
  • 2021 | Laura Krys , Vice Chair
  • 2021 | Laura Burdine
  • 2021 | Heather Stretch
  • 2020 | Laureen Gorham, RN
  • 2020 | Aileen Ullrich, CMA
  • 2020 | Salome Vadachkoria, MBA
  • 2022 | Tina Lardner
  • BOARD LISIAON: Nilofer Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Secretary

Surgical Assistants Awards Committee

This committee oversees the selection of the Distinguished Assistant Award.

  • 2021 | Janna Shafer, Chair
  • 2020 | Laureen Gorham, RN
  • 2021 | Brandi Watts
  • 2022 | Anne Knudsen, RN

AD HOC COMMITTEES

Ad Hoc Committee on Issues Pertaining to the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

This committee develops and executes strategies for combatting the issues pertaining to the unlicensed practice of medicine in the field of hair restoration surgery.

  • 2020 | Ricardo Mejia, MD, Chair
  • 2020 | Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS
  • 2021 | Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
  • 2021 | Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, Ambassadors for Patient Safety Subcommittee Chair
  • 2022 | Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
  • 2022 | Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc
  • 2022 | Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS
  • 2023 | Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS
  • 2023 | Michael Markou, DO

ISHRS Ambassadors For Patient Safety Subcommittee

This subcommittee is tasked with keeping the ULPM committee informed of legislative and regulatory issues around the unlicensed practice of medicine in HRS. This involves keeping in contact with the local (regional) societies. Ambassadors are to work with their local societies to replicate the ISHRS marketing efforts regarding the “Fight The FIGHT” consumer awareness campaign, working together with the International Relations Committee and the ULPM committee. This subcommittee works under the direction of the ULPM committee.

  • 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
  • 2023 | Muhammad Ahmad, MD
  • 2023 | Scott L. Darling, DO
  • 2023 | Rana M. Irfan, MBBS, FISHRS

Ad Hoc Committee On Regulatory Issues

The purpose of this committee is to keep apprised of the relevant information regarding regulations in different parts of the world and to recommend action, as needed, to the Board of Governors as far as the ISHRS is concerned.

  • 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

The purpose of this committee is to keep apprised of the relevant information regarding regulations in Europe and to recommend action, as needed, to the Board of Governors as far as the ISHRS is concerned. This subcommittee sits under the Ad Hoc Committee on Regulatory Issues.

  • Greg Williams, MBChB, FISHRS – Chair, and ISHRS Representative to CEN/TC 403
  • Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS
  • David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS

FUT Guidelines Task force

This task force is being asked to create FUT Clinical Practice Guidelines.

  • Robin Unger, MD, Chair
  • Andreas M. Finner, MD, FISHRS
  • Damkerng Pathomvanich, MD, FISHRS
  • Marcelo Pitchon, MD
  • Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS
  • James E. Vogel, MD, FISHRS
  • Craig L. Ziering, DO, FISHRS

Task Force on Artificial Hair Fibers

This task force will review all literature – including positive and negative patient outcomes, complications, as well as current technologies as they pertain to artificial hair fibers – and recommend to the ISHRS Board of Governors a position statement based on the data.

  • Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc, Chair
  • Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS
  • Alex Ginzburg, MD, FISHRS
  • David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS
  • Greg Williams, MBChB, FISHRS

Task Force On COVID-19

This task force will monitor the situation, develop resources for members and determine possible strategies for the ISHRS and its members during the time of the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Paul McAndrews, MD, FISHRS, Vice President, CHAIR
  • Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS, President
  • Nilofer Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS, Secretary
  • Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS, Treasurer
  • Arthur Tykocinski, MD, FISHRS, Imm Past President
  • Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
  • Bessam Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
  • Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS
  • Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS
  • Sungjoo Tommy Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • Sharon A. Keene, MD, FISHRS
  • Russell G. Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS
  • Jinran Lin, MD, PhD
  • David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS
  • Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS
  • Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • Wenyu (William) Wu, MD