Dr. Ken Washenik Named New President of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery


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 Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS, as President. The announcement took place at the ISHRS 24th World  Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada. His new role will be implemented immediately.

Dr. Washenik is Chief Medical Officer of Bosley Medical Group, a practice focused on medical hair restoration and hair loss solutions. Dr. 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, MD, a past president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr. 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 Dr. Washenik. 

Prior to his role at Bosley Medical  Group, he  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. 

Dr. Washenik received his Ph.D. in cell biology from Baylor College of Medicine with a focus on hormone metabolism.

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