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Dr. Robert Leonard Named Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Newton, MA (December 20, 2013) – Dr. Robert Leonard, chief surgeon and founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, has been accepted into the Fellows of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS).

After several years of consideration by the Board of Governors, followed by ratification by the membership of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the designation of Fellow has been established in order to recognize members who meet its exceptional educational criteria. Dr. Leonard is part of this elite group as the first class of 61 surgeons to receive this recognition in the field.

To be considered, a hair restoration surgeon must achieve a specific level of points in a system of various educational parameters such as serving in leadership positions, American Board of Hair Restoration (ABHRS) certification, writing of 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.  This recognizes the surgeons who strive for excellence in this specialized field.  To maintain this status, the surgeon must continue to meet established educational criteria over time.

“The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery is an instrumental organization in the field of hair restoration and I am proud to have been a part of it for many years,” said Dr. Leonard.  “Being named a Fellow is such a great honor and I am thrilled to join my 60 colleagues as a FISHRS in continuing to advance the field.”

Dr. Leonard is New England’s foremost authority on hair restoration with over 25 years of experience in the field. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the founding secretary and former president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is internationally respected and regularly speaks about aspects of hair loss at medical conferences around the world.