The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a certification organization for hair restoration surgeons worldwide. To become a Diplomate of the ABHRS a physician must demonstrate training, evidence of post-training surgical experience, aesthetic skill and a comprehensive clinical understanding of hair loss and its treatment modalities. In order to qualify for the annual examination a candidate must present case logs and operative reports with surgical details with before and after photographs providing evidence of high quality, cosmetic and aesthetic results. An applicant must successfully complete a comprehensive examination consisting of both an oral and written component identifying a thorough knowledge of hair restoration surgical techniques. The ABHRS exam stands as the only psychometrically and statistically validated examination dedicated to the specialty of hair restoration surgery. The ABHRS is the only recognized board certification by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, (ISHRS) the largest hair restoration education society in the world.
For consumers who wish to check the background of a specific hair restoration surgeon, be it an ABHRS physician or not, the following should be helpful:
How do I find out if an ABHRS physician has had malpractice suits or complaints?
To find out if a physician has any malpractice suits or complaints on file, contact the applicable state medical board for more information. For a complete listing of state licensing boards, visit the Federation of State Medical Boards’ main website at www.fsmb.org and select the “Contact a State Medical Board” link.
I have a complaint against an ABHRS member or how do I register a complaint against that physician?
You may submit a complaint through our contact us form. State medical boards are charged with the responsibility of protecting consumers of health care through proper licensing and regulation of physicians. To file a complaint against a physician, contact the applicable state medical board, as they can provide information on the process of filing a complaint. For a complete listing of state licensing boards, visit the Federation of State Medical Boards’ main website at www.fsmb.org and select the “Contact a State Medical Board” link.
I am thinking of having a hair restoration procedure performed by an ABHRS member. How do I find out if this physician has been disciplined by a state medical board?
For information on a physician’s disciplinary history, please visit the Federation of State Medical Boards’ website link, www.fsmb.org/docinfo, which offers consumers instant access to a nationally consolidated database of state disciplinary data.