American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery

Commitment to Excellence and Safety

The question has been raised whether the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) is an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recognized board. While there is currently no ABMS certification specific to hair restoration, the ABHRS is the only certification recognized by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS -the largest hair restoration educational organization in the world). For more information on the ISHRS visit their website at

ISHRS Las Vegas Sept 28-Oct 1 2016

Mark your calendars! The ABHRS will be conducting its certification examination and recertification examination in conjunction with the World Congress of the ISHRS. Be sure to check out the Certification Process tab for application deadlines, certification requirements and information on preparing for the examination. The Advanced/Board Review Course and M&M conference will also be offered at the World Congress Meeting. Please visit for more information on these courses.


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Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives

Our Mission:

To act for the benefit of the public, to establish specialty standards and to examine surgeons' skill, knowledge and aesthetic judgment in the field of hair restoration surgery.

Our Goals:

To grant certification to candidates who meet the highest standards of the medical profession in the field of hair restoration surgery with the express provision that the Board will not act as a business, vocational or post-secondary school.

Our Objectives:

To establish requirements for qualification of applicants for certification by the Board in the field of hair restoration surgery.