Worldwide Gathering of Hair Loss Experts to Focus on Education, Research and Personal Experiences
CRANSTON, Rhode Island – Dr. Robert Leonard, chief surgeon and founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, will participate in the 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) from October 17-21 in the Bahamas.
Dr. Leonard will lead colleagues from around the world in a symposium entitled “Follicular Unit Transplant versus Follicular Unit Extraction: Personal Preference and How to Explain Advantages and Disadvantages to Patients.” The educational discussion will focus on how each donor harvesting method is described to patients; how a surgeon should decide which technique is best for a patient; the role each option can play given the patient’s expectations; and how to address patient misconceptions.
Dr. Leonard will also conduct a group discussion entitled “Minoxidil: Use it or Lose It and Other Facts Patients Need to Know.” Minoxidil is a common over-the-counter medication, which is proven to stabilize hair loss and promote hair growth.
“The ISHRS is the world’s leading authority on hair loss and this conference provides an educational forum for hair restoration experts from around the globe to share their experiences,” said Dr. Robert Leonard, who has more than 25 years of experience in the field of hair restoration. “I am excited and honored to once again participate in this gathering.”
Anchored by the belief that continuing education and advancements in technology represent the best interests of his patients, Dr. Leonard is the founding secretary of the ISHRS, which was established in 1993. He served as President from 1995-1996 and is presently the Chairman of the Ethics and Bylaws Committee, the Chairman of the Communications and Public Education Committee, and member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Finasteride Adverse Event Controversies.
Dr. Leonard is medically educated, trained and licensed to perform hair transplant procedures for men and women. He is the hair loss doctor of New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, and is board certified and licensed to practice medicine in several states including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida.
Dr. Leonard received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of New Hampshire and earned his medical degree at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He maintains offices in Cranston, Rhode Island; Boston, Worcester, Hyannis, Braintree, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; and Salem, New Hampshire.