Credentialing Committee

This committee is responsible for reviewing the applications of physicians wanting to take the written and oral ABHRS Certification Exams. It ensures that all requirements have been met and verified, and most importantly, that the applicant’s skill, knowledge and surgical judgement and medical ethics are at the highest level.

  • Timothy Carman, MD, FISHRS (2022 President) Chair Term expires 12/31/2024
  • Rachael Kay, MBChB (Co-Chair)
  • Nishat Fatima, MBBS
  • Muhammad Jawad, MD
  • David Josephitis, DO, FISHRS
  • Daniel Lee, MD (Board Member)
  • Harshit Ranpara, MD, DVD
  • Thirumalai Vasan, MBBS, MS

Oral Exam Committee

This committee’s role is to assist the oral exam chairperson in the creation and revision of original and contemporary oral exam protocols that allow the ABHRS to assess the ability and knowledge of candidates and their safe practice of hair restoration surgery.

  • Christopher D’Souza, MBBS (Secretary) Chair
    Term expires 12/31/2
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  • Daniel Lee, MD (Board Member) Co-Chair
  • Waris Anwar, MD, FISHRS
  • Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS
  • Fanfan Chen, MD
  • David Josephitis, DO, FISHRS
  • Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS (Board Member)

Written Examination Committee

The committee, in close cooperation with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), solicits, organizes, and psychometrically validates ABHRS exam questions to be used in the intellectual and clinical evaluation of its candidates for certification, while also continually upgrading clinical references to reflect current principles and practices supporting the highest standards for the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss conditions. Comprised of ABHRS diplomates specifically trained by the NBOME in constructing valid and clinically substantiated exam questions, this committee is tasked with designing clinical scenarios that replicate common medical and surgical presentations as reflected in modern hair transplant surgery practices today. Additionally, it is responsible for designing exam questions to evaluate clinical and ethical competence in aspiring physician candidates to the board.

  • Karl Hekimian, MD (Board Member) Chair
    Term expires 12/31/24
  • Aditya Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • Timothy Carman, MD, FISHRS (2022 President)
  • Seema Garg, MBBS, MSc
  • Uzma Irfan, MBBS
  • Sara Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS (2020 President)
  • Ken Williams, DO, FISHRS (2023 President)
  • Steven Gabel, MD, FACS, FISHRS (President) (Advisor)

Maintenance of Certification Committee

This committee, in close cooperation with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), solicits, organizes and psychometrically validates ABHRS exam questions to be used in the intellectual and clinical evaluation of its Diplomates for re-certification. It is also tasked with continually upgrading clinical references to reflect current principles and practices supporting the highest standards for the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss conditions. Diplomates are eligible for re-certification every 10 years.

  • Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS (Board Member) Chair Term expires 12/31/24
  • Shalini Malhotra, MBBS, DNB
  • Mayank Singh, MBBS, MS, MCh (Board Member)
  • Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc, FISHRS (Treasurer)

Ethics Committee

This committee is responsible for monitoring compliance with ethical guidelines established for our diplomates. When a complaint is received regarding a possible violation of the ABHRS Code of Ethics, this committee implements clear and definitive procedures to thoroughly investigate and address each occurrence. Recommendation by the committee for any disciplinary action is taken to the ABHRS Board of Directors for a vote to implement definitive action.

  • Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc, FISHRS (Treasurer) Chair Term expires 12/31/24
  • Timothy Carman, MD, FISHRS (2022 President)
  • Sharon Keene, MD, FISHRS (Board Member)
  • Piyapas Pichaichanarong, MD
  • Mayank Singh, MBBS, MS, MCh (Board Member)


ABHRS Awareness Committee

This group of committees oversees the organization and communication of ongoing efforts to increase public awareness of the clinical standards of excellence ABHRS requires of its diplomates, in our goal to provide patients suffering from hair loss access to competent and ethical medical care as provided by our ABHRS Certified Physicians.

Video Production

Subcommittee

Instagram/Social Media

Subcommittee

WhatsApp Group

Subcommitee

  • Shalini Malhotra, MBBS, DNB, Chair Term expires 12/31/24
  • Timothy Carman, MD, FISHRS (2022 President) Co-Chair
  • Uzma Irfan, MBBS
  • Ramida Kasemsomporn, MD, MSc
  • Sharon Keene, MD, FISHRS (Board Member)

  • Luciano Sciacca, MD (Board Member) Video Production Chair
  • Rana Irfan, MBBS, FISHRS (Vice-President) Social Media Chair

  • Greg Williams, MBBS, FISHRS (Board Member) WhatsApp Group Chair

Global Outreach Committee

This Committee is dedicated to educating and engaging the global hair restoration community to bring greater awareness of the mission of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS).

  • Mayank Singh, MS, MCh (Board Member) Chair Term Expires 12/31/25
  • Rana Irfan, MBBS, FISHRS (Vice-President)

Nomination Committee

This committee oversees the nominations process for the Board of Directors.

  • Timothy Carman, MD, FISHRS (2022 President) Credentialing Committee Chair
  • Christopher D’Souza, MBBS (Secretary ) Oral Exam Chair
  • Steven Gabel, MD, FACS, FISHRS (President)
  • Karl Hekimian, MD Written Exam Chair
  • Ken Williams, DO, FISHRS (2023 President)