American Academy of Dermatology
930 North Meacham Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 6016
847 330 0230 or 888 462 DERM (462 3376)
The AAD was founded in 1938 and is today the largest and most influential dermatologic association. With more than eleven thousand members, it is the certifying body for physicians who wish to be certified in dermatology. The organization is committed to advancing the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the skin; promoting high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; supporting and enhancing patient long side part hairstyles care; and promoting the public interest relating to dermatology through public education programs.
American Academy of Plastic & Reconstruction Surgeons (ASPRS)
444 East Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847 228 9900
The ASPRS is a professional association of plastic surgeons. On its website, you can find information on hair restoration surgery and locate a surgeon by name or geographical area.
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
18525 South Torrence Avenue Lansing, IL 60438 708 474 2600
Founded in 1996, the ABHRS certifies surgeons in the hair restoration field. Its mission is to improve the quality of patient care by giving patients an objective way to judge the qualifications of physicians who practice long side part hairstyles restoration. The organization advises patients considering hair transplants to ask surgeons if they are certified by the ABHRS.