View Full Version : ISHRS VS IAHRS Help!!

09-22-2010, 03:21 AM
I'm very confused everyone says pick a doctor whos a member of IAHRS but there are two different charters ISHRS & IAHRS please help!!

One is The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons http://www.iahrs.org/

The other is The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

what if your doctor is a member of one group and not the other

please give advice but please dont show a bias post the facts thank you:)

Dr. Lindsey
09-22-2010, 06:05 AM
Both are excellent organizations but serve different functions. The ISHRS, which I joined years ago, does many things including offering educational and research meetings for doctors and their staff's interested in Hair work. I got a grant from them last year to study vascularization of hair grafts.

IAHRS on the otherhand is more focused to consumers allowing a forum for educating the patient population of options and allowing doctors to present cases for review. Additionally, doctors can present representative cases for review by the IAHRS staff, and along with letters of recommendation and actual patient interviews by the IAHRS, selected doctors can become recognized for providing quality care.

So in summary, you may want to look at both "lists" and consider someone on both to interview and see if that doctor is right for you.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

09-22-2010, 09:09 AM
This is what I found online describing the difference between the IAHRS and the ISHRS. It's from WebMD.

09-22-2010, 10:28 AM
Good Post Dr L.

Doc i posted a reply to your recent topic in results section but for some reason its not showing - kudos!:cool:

09-22-2010, 10:52 AM
I think Webmd wrote the difference in a very polite way.:) The IAHRS is where the best hair transplant doctors in the world are and the ISHRS allows all doctors in both good the very bad. You can not depend on that website to pick a hair transplant doctor and I do not think belonging to the ISHRS means much as anyone can get in.

Dr. Lindsey
09-22-2010, 12:23 PM
hey, that is pretty close to what i said, although stated more eloquently.

Dr. L

09-23-2010, 03:19 AM
Thank you all for your comments :)