The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) presented awards for service and dedication at its 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting earlier in October.
Russell G. Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS, of Sydney, Australia, received the 2014 Manfred Lucas Award for demonstrated excellence in hair restoration and long-standing dedication to the highest ISHRS ethical standards. Dr. Knudsen is past president of the ISHRS and has written two textbooks on hair transplantation.
The Golden Follicle Award was presented to James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS, of Denver, Colorado, for his significant clinical contributions to hair restoration surgery. Dr. Harris was an early pioneer of follicular unit extraction and serves on the ISHRS Board of Governors.
Kenneth J. Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS, of Beverly Hills, California, received the Platinum Follicle Award for his research on cellular-based hair restoration and tissue-engineered hair follicle neogenesis. Dr. Washenik is the CEO of the Adderans Research Institute concentrating on hair follicle cloning.
The 2014 Distinguished Assistant Award was presented to Laureen Gorham, RN, from Dorchester, Massachusetts, for her service and accomplishments as a hair restoration surgical assistant. Gorham organized one of the largest surgical assistants meetings in Boston and directed the assistant’s course at the Orlando Live Surgery Workshop. She currently serves on the ISHRS Surgical Assistants Committee.