What the ABHRS Certification Means
Your surgeon’s certification by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) means
- Your surgeon is one of only a few in the world who have passed the rigorous oral and written board certification process administered by the ABHRS.
- Your surgeon has years of experience in the field of hair restoration documented by submission of 50 hair-transplant operative case reports, a 150 operative case log, and photographic evidence of quality cosmetic results.
- Your surgeon upholds the code of ethics espoused by the ABHRS and practices ethically based treatment strategies for hair restoration.
Despite these stringent requirements for every diplomate of the ABHRS, the ABHRS cannot attest to or endorse the quality of work of a surgeon who holds a board certification by the ABHRS. You must be responsible to review a surgeon’s clinical work to decide whether that surgeon is the right choice for you to restore your lost hair.
About the ABHRS
In 1995, the need for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) arose in Chicago during a hair surgery seminar that discussed the importance of a certifying board in hair restoration surgery. The following year, the ABHRS was officially founded and was recognized by the participating societies that created it as the only board certification for hair restoration surgery. In 2000, at the request of the president of the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the ABHRS offered international candidates the option to have certificates that read “International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery”. The ABHRS exam stands as the only psychometrically and statistically validated examination dedicated to the specialty of hair restoration surgery.
Headquartered in Munster, Indiana, and managed by a full-time staff, the ABHRS is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, consisting of volunteer physicians, who serve to fulfill the mission of the board to credential qualifying diplomates as ethical, aesthetically sensitive, and competent hair surgeons.
Verification of Certification
To verify your surgeon’s ABHRS certification, please visit www.abhrs.com, and search by name or geography for a complete listing of diplomates.
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
8840 Calumet Avenue, Suite 205
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-836- 5525 (fax)