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Dr. Gorana Kuka-Epstein on Regenerative Medicine for Hair loss

In this video, Dr. Gorana Kuka Epstein talks about her journey in regenerative medicine. She was trained as a plastic surgeon in Serbia and although she now lives in Miami practicing in consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, she maintains an active practice in Belgrade, Serbia. Her interest in regenerative medicine came about from the idea that the body’s own tissue …

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Guidelines to Help Patients Find COVID-Protected Facilities

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY  ISSUES GUIDELINES TO HELP PATIENTS FIND COVID-PROTECTED FACILITIES Safety protocols designed to protect patients, staff as elective procedures resume CHICAGO – July 15, 2020. As communities around the world grapple with how to safely reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)—the world’s leading medical authority …

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New survey reports more than 2 million patients sought treatment for hair loss in 2019 CHICAGO – June 3, 2020. According to results of a new member survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the number of people seeking proven medical and surgical treatments for hair loss grew 13 percent from 2016 to 2019. Specifically, 681,964 …

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SECURE-Alopecia: Patient Registry To Record COVID-19 Positive Alopecia Patient Outcomes

A patient registry called “SECURE-Alopecia” has been developed by respected hair researchers, Prof. Rod Sinclair and Dr. Dmitri Wall, to record COVID-19 positive alopecia patient outcomes. Please review the message below and considering submitting cases, as appropriate. Questions may be directed to the SECURE-Alopecia Steering Committee: [email protected] SECURE-Alopecia ( is a physician-entered, patient registry to record COVID-19 positive alopecia patient outcomes, …

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ISHRS Guidelines for Patients Seeking Hair Restoration Surgery

In the interest of patients undergoing hair transplant and other hair restorative procedures, the ISHRS has issued the following recommendations to help protect patients from getting infected with COVID-19 and inform patients of possible modifications that should be expected in their physicians/surgeons’ practices. Where applicable, local governmental instructions regarding the carrying out of hair transplant practice may supersede the recommendations …

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Best Shampoos & Conditioners Explained by a Hair Researcher

At our 27th Annual World Congress in Bangkok, we interviewed one of our speakers, Professor Thomas Dawson, on the topic “best shampoos and conditioners”. Dr. Dawson has been a hair researcher for over 20 years, primarily in consumer hair care, and is the CEO of  Beauty Care Strategics. He currently leads the “Skin and Hair Health” department at the Skin …

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COVID-19 Update, April 9, 2020

Dear ISHRS Members, The past month has seen profound changes. There are few things that affect everyone in the world at the same time. It is incredible to think of the global magnitude of the effects of this pandemic. At the same time, we as a global population have never been more connected than now due to the Internet and technology. We …

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COVID-19 Resources for Members, April 1, 2020


April 1, 2020 Dear ISHRS Members, We have created a COVID-19 Resources Center in the Members Only section. Please login and review past and upcoming webinars.  Re-Entry Protocols and Considerations.  More.

COVID-19 UPDATE, March 27, 2020

The global landscape of how we practice is changing rapidly. We see the wave of the pandemic affecting every country. Our thoughts and well-wishes are with each of our members, their families, their employees, and all of our patients.  It is important to remember—history tells us that this will pass. We will get through this. Yes, it is devastating. Yes, …

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COVID-19 Update: ISHRS Canceled Events

COVID-19 Update: ISHRS Cancelled Events. Our team continues to receive updates on the escalating global impact of the coronavirus COVID-19. We recognize how important it is to take the necessary precautions. The health and safety of our attendees, faculty, and staff are our number one priority.

ISHRS Legal Update: Hair Restoration Surgery Should Only Be Performed By Qualified Physicians

On January 31, 2020, the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (the “Board”) issued a Consent Agreement charging Dr. Dennis Daly with committing professional misconduct under N.Y. Educ. Law § 6530(25) for allegedly allowing unqualified and unlicensed individuals to perform a hair transplant procedure at the SNY Surgery Center in 2017. Dr. Daly did not contest the allegations …

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2019 Award Recipients For Advancing Excellence in Hair Restoration Surgery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY ANNOUNCES 2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR ADVANCING EXCELLENCE IN HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY CHICAGO, IL. –December 6, 2019. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) recently honored three clinical professionals for their outstanding contributions to the profession of hair restoration surgery. The award recipients were recognized during the ISHRS 27th World Congress …

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ISHRS Launches Fight the FIGHT Public Awareness Campaign to Combat Fraudulent Hair Restoration Practices Worldwide


CHICAGO, IL. – November 1, 2019. In an effort to warn unsuspecting consumers about the growing problem of fraudulent, illicit clinics performing hair restoration surgery, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is launching a multi-pronged public awareness campaign to educate potential patients with tips and tools to find qualified hair restoration physicians. Fight The FIGHT, which stands for …

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ISHRS hosts 27th World Congress and World Live Surgery Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WORLD’S LEADING HAIR AUTHORITY HOSTS PREMIER EDUCATIONAL GATHERING WITH EXPERT PANELS AND LIVE SURGERIES ISHRS hosts 27th World Congress and World Live Surgery Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, November 13-17, 2019. CHICAGO, IL. – October 9, 2019. Having achieved the prestigious designation “Accreditation with Commendation” from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the International Society of …

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Arab Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons

The 2nd Congress of the Arab Association of Hair Transplantation, one of our Global Council members, was held in Egypt and was a big success. There were around 70 attendees, mostly local, who enjoyed high quality lectures from the esteemed faculty. The course was geared to give a comprehensive overview of almost everything involved in managing the hair loss patient. …

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