Stough Lectureship

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The Stough Lectureship recognizes an individual with vision and a demonstrated passion for education. Established in 2019, the Stough Lecture honors ISHRS Co-founder Dow Stough, MD, who in the early 1990’s recognized that the fractured, chaotic, and often secretive world of hair restoration needed an anchor. The founding of the ISHRS in 1993 brought order to chaos, turned competitors into colleagues, and created an educational organization that has changed the face and improved the outcomes of hair restoration throughout the world. 

A very well respected dermatologist from Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA, Dr. Stough was one of the earliest proponents of follicular unit transplantation and natural looking hairlines, and his focus on innovation and teaching is evidenced by Dow being the youngest President, Program Chair, Golden Follicle Award winner, and Manfred Lucas Award winner in ISHRS history. He is a true leader and his contagious enthusiasm has inspired and motivated many hair transplant surgeons. His knack for encouraging colleagues – newcomers and old-timers alike – to get involved, share knowledge, and ask questions, is perhaps his greatest legacy.

Melissa Harris, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
Hair Ageing and Greying
Paulo Müller Ramos, MD, PhD
Board Certified Dermatologist and Coordinator of the hair disorders outpatient unit of the Dermatology Department of São Paulo State University (UNESP)
Oral Minoxidil for Hair Loss: Update and Perspectives
Mohammad Jafferany, MD
Psychotrichology: Psychiatric Aspects of Hair Disorders
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear (and Vice Versa)
Ohsang Kwon, MD, PhD
Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
Allogenic Hair Transplantation: Current Status