About Timothy Carman, M.D.
Dr. Timothy Carman is a native La Jollan, and as such began his undergraduate training at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) where he triple-majored in Physiological Psychology, Mammalian Physiology, and Biochemistry and Cell Biology, with a minor in Visual Arts. Following graduation he attended George Washington University School of Medicine. He went on to receive his training in General and Trauma Surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California.
Ultimately, in 1994, Dr. Carman chose a career in Emergency Medicine, as this allowed him to practice his surgical skills, as well as afford him a flexible schedule that would allow him to devote time to his family and interests outside of Medicine, namely painting, sculpting and music composition.
In the year 2000, Dr. Carman decided to expand his surgical training, specifically to specialize in plastic and cosmetic procedures, as this seemed the best marriage of his skills as a surgeon and aesthetic senses as an artist. He was accepted into and successfully completed a two-year Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at USC affiliated Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital, where his cases included pediatric burn patients referred from the USC Burn Unit. Among the varied procedures performed on these individuals, the recreation/reconstruction of the natural features of the face and hair-bearing scalp seemed to impart the greatest impact on his patient’s confidence and self-esteem.
From those experiences, Dr. Carman decided to concentrate the focus of his practice on procedures involving the head and neck, and more specifically, on hair transplantation. Dr. Carman subsequently completed a year-long ISHRS Fellowship Training Program, recognized by all the leading hair restoration societies as well as the American Board of Hair Restoration as the “gold standard” for academic training in the field of Hair Restoration Surgery. He joined La Jolla Hair Restoration in 2003.
Dr. Timothy Carman is a Diplomate of The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and is a past and current Faculty Member of The International Society Of Hair Restorations Surgery (ISHRS), the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration with more than 1,000 members throughout 60 countries worldwide. In addition, Dr. Carman serves on the Editorial Staff of the ISHRS’ principle medical journal, the most widely respected peer-reviewed journal in Hair Restoration Surgery. In October of 2013 Dr. Carman was honored to be designated an Inaugural Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS), where he has been member since 2003.
Dr. Carman has been privileged to partner with Dr. William Reed at La Jolla La Jolla Hair Restoration Medical Center, and continues to advance the philosophy and traditions that have been established by the vision of Dr. Reed and the entire hair restoration team. It is an honor to continue the simple yet so important concept which has served as the bedrock for Dr. Reed’s success as a pioneering surgeon in hair restoration; Making the patient’s long-term result successful by practicing conservative design patterns that utilize (literally) cutting-edge technology founded on strong basic surgical practices.
For Dr. Carman, a hair restoration procedure is the perfect mix of nature, technology, and art.