Mission Statement:
A global society of physicians committed to improving patient outcomes by promoting member education, collegiality, research, ethics and public awareness

Core Values

  • Ethical conduct
  • Free exchange of knowledge
  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Diversity

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery is an international, non-profit medical society comprised of over 1,200 members representing over 60 countries – dedicated to promulgating the highest standards of medical practice and medical ethics. Member categories include physicians, adjunct (researchers), residents, and surgical assistants. Since its incorporation in 1993, a renaissance in hair restoration surgery was set into motion by the ISHRS. The multidisciplinary, international membership of the ISHRS is a critical mass for innovation in hair restoration surgery.

The ISHRS provides continuing medical education to physicians and fosters an environment of open dialogue, sharing, and collegiality. The ISHRS gives the public the latest information on medical and surgical treatments for hair loss. The ISHRS is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, is a member of the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates, and is a CEN-Liaison Organisation (European Committee for Standardization) for CEN/TC 403 Project Committee – Aesthetic surgery services. The ISHRS hosts the Global Council of Hair Restoration Surgery Societies which is comprised of the regional and national hair restoration surgery societies around the world.

The primary educational offerings include the World Congress and World Live Surgery Workshop, which rotate the globe, regional workshops, the ISHRS’s publication, Hair Transplant Forum International, which is published 6 times per year, and recorded sessions and surgical videos.

The ISHRS also coordinates an annual Newcomers Program as well as a Fellowship Training Program. In addition, the ISHRS has published and maintains the Core Curriculum in Hair Restoration Surgery, and the Core Competencies for Hair Restoration Surgeons. The ISHRS also provides annual research grants to relevant clinical research projects directed toward the subject of hair restoration.

The ISHRS’s pro bono program, Operation Restore, was initiated in 2004 and matches volunteer ISHRS physicians with prospective hair restoration patients suffering from hair loss as a result of trauma or disease who lack the resources to obtain treatment on their own. The program has provided over $750,000 USD of free surgery and travel expenses.

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Headquarters
1932 S. Halsted St., Suite 413, Chicago, IL  60608 USA
Tel: +1-630-262-5399
Fax: +1-630-262-1520


Advancing the art and science of hair restoration