La Jolla Hair Restoration Medical Center is proud to announce that our very own Dr Timothy Carman has been elected to serve a four year term as a sitting member on The Oral Examination Committee of The American Board of Hair Restoration (ABHRS).
“It is a great honor to have been asked to serve, and I accept this responsibility with humility and gratitude.” Dr Carman noted that his career path was greatly influenced by his mentor, Dr William Reed, and he expresses his extreme gratitude for Dr Reeds continued guidance and support.
The ABHRS was originally formed in 1996, in response to concerns that there was no governing body to monitor physicians performing hair restoration surgery and there was no guidance for patients as to how to recognize a competent hair restoration surgeon. At present, despite the large number of physicians performing hair transplant surgery, there are still a limited number of hair restoration surgeons who have completed the certification process. For example, there are only sixteen diplomats of the ABHRS listed in the ABHRS directory in California. The certification process ensures that the surgeon can perform hair transplantation safely, that he/she understands the principles of producing aesthetically superior results, and that a group of examiners has reviewed patient files and photos to confirm the doctor’s competency.