LAS VEGAS, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), a global non-profit medical association and a leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration, elected Dr. Ken Washenik, M.D., Ph.D., FISHRS, as President. The announcement took place at the ISHRS 24th World Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada. His new role will be implemented immediately.
Washenik is Chief Medical Officer of Bosley Medical Group, a practice focused on medical hair restoration and hair loss solutions. Washenik has been on the ISHRS board for 5 years and in his new role, he will be leading 1,200 members across 70 countries worldwide. The ISHRS offers continuing medical education to physicians who specialize in hair transplant surgery and promotes and funds research in the area of hair restoration.
"The ISHRS is dedicated to achieving positive patient outcomes by educating physicians about the latest medical and surgical treatments for patients who are suffering from hair loss. Dr. Washenik is respected both in the world of dermatologic research involving hair loss, as well as hair restoration surgery. He brings with him valuable knowledge and experience in hair loss solutions. Our physicians will greatly benefit from his recognized leadership and expertise," said Sharon Keene, M.D., a past president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Washenik has published scientific and medical articles in peer review journals including Endocrinology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine to help further education and collaboration within the field.
"Suffering from hair loss is much more than just an aesthetic issue. Being elected as the new ISHRS President is a great honor and an opportunity to continue to enhance the professional educational offerings of the ISHRS and to raise awareness of new procedures and medical treatments that will help patients with hair loss," shares Washenik.
Prior to his role at Bosley Medical Group, Washenik was director of the Dermatopharmacology Unit at New York University School of Medicine. He continues to serve as a faculty member in the Department of Dermatology.
Washenik received his Ph.D. in cell biology from Baylor College of Medicine with a focus on hormone metabolism.
About Bosley Medical Group
Founded in 1974, Bosley Medical Group is the largest hair restoration practice in the United States. For more than 40 years, Bosley physicians have focused on the art and science of hair restoration for both men and women, utilizing innovative, artistic and scientific techniques. With more than 275,000 hair restoration procedures performed (with patients from all 50 states and 60 foreign countries), Bosley has helped hundreds of thousands find a permanent solution for their hair loss. For more information please visit http://www.bosley.com
About International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
Founded in 1993, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a non-profit medical association with a membership of over 1,200 members worldwide dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of hair restoration. Above all, the ISHRS is dedicated to achieving excellence in patient outcomes by promoting member education, international collegiality, research, ethics, and public awareness. For more information and to locate a physician, visit http://www.ishrs.org.
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