The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a global non-profit medical association and the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration with more than 1,200 members throughout 70 countries worldwide. Above all, the ISHRS is dedicated to achieving excellence in patient outcomes by promoting the highest standards of medical practice, medical ethics, and research in the medical hair restoration industry. The ISHRS also provides continuing medical education to physicians specializing in hair transplant surgery and is committed to delivering the latest information on medical and surgical treatments to consumers suffering from hair loss, and most commonly from androgenetic alopecia – male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss.
The ISHRS was founded in 1993 as the first international society to promote continuing quality improvement and education for professionals in the field of medical hair restoration surgery.
The purpose of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s (ISHRS) CME program such as the ISHRS world congress is to meet the educational needs of its members and close the gap that exists between current and best practices by providing practice-oriented, scientifically-based educational activities that will maintain and advance skills and knowledge as well as promote lifelong learning for its members. CME activities will result in improvement of physician competence and performance in practice.
Dr Zontos is a Hair Restoration Lecturer and Public Speaker at the ISHRS world congresses ,participates in many educational events and workshops and also one of a few surgeons active as clinical faculty and teaching FUE and hair surgery to other surgeons. He is a board member of and also board certified by the only hair surgical board, the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery the only recognized certifying board conferring certification in hair restoration surgery. Another degree reflecting his dedication to hair surgery is his status as Fellow of the ISHRS. The designation of Fellow is given by the International Society of Hair Restoration (ISHRS) to recognize members who meets exceptional educational criteria. The fellow designation recognizes the hair surgeon who strives for excellence in this specialized field. To maintain this status, the surgeon must continue to meet established educational criteria over time in order to be eligible, the hair restoration surgeon must accomplish a specific level of excellence in various activities such as serving in leadership and education positions, American Board of Hair Restoration (ABHRS) certification, writing scientific papers, teaching at scientific programs, among others. It is a great honor for a member to achieve the Fellow designation of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.