For a doctor to receive a certification as a diplomate of ABHRS, they must demonstrate training, evidence of post-training experience and successful completion of written and oral examinations on the entire scope of the hair restoration specialty. The certification exam is offered annually each year and a recertification exam must be taken every ten years in order to remain a diplomate.
The ABHRS is the only certification recognized by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery -the largest hair restoration educational organization in the world. In 2000, at the request of the president of the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the ABHRS began to offer its international candidates the option of having their certificates read “International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.” A certificate with this designation certifies successful completion of the same credentialing and examination process as the diplomats of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. The ABHRS exam stands as the only psychometrically and statistically validated examination dedicated to the specialty of hair restoration surgery.
About Northwest Hair Restoration
Founded by Robert Niedbalski, D.O., Northwest Hair Restoration provides individualized solutions to treat hair loss in men and women. In addition to surgical hair restoration and reconstruction for the scalp, eyebrows and beard, the practice offers non-surgical solutions for hair loss, such as medication, laser and follicular regeneration with ACell and PRP.
Dr. Niedbalski is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons and has been a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS.org) since 1993 where he has served in various leadership roles with the organization, including co-director of the Hair Restoration Surgery Fellowship Training Program. For more information, visit www.northwesthair.com.