Bernstein Medical - Center for Hair Restoration - Platinum Follicle Award
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Columbia BusinessDr. Bernstein is featured in Columbia Business, the alumni magazine of the Columbia Business School, for having “revolutionized the field of hair restoration.” Dr. Bernstein, who received an MBA from the renowned university in 2004, is quoted as having seen an opportunity in 1995 to transform hair transplantation from a procedure using “hair plugs” to one with significantly more natural results. In collaboration with Dr. William Rassman he introduced Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) which, the article notes, is now the “gold standard” for modern surgical hair restoration.

Also mentioned in the article, which is titled “Hair Hero,” are his pioneering work in robotic hair transplant procedures, his receiving the Platinum Follicle Award, and his appearances in the popular media including a feature on Good Morning America.

Dr. Bernstein is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, where he instructs residents in general dermatology and the specialized art of hair restoration surgery.

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Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS)

Dr. Bernstein is honored to be designated an inaugural Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS). He and 60 colleagues make up the first class of fellows to the ISHRS, the world’s leading organization of professionals in the field of surgical hair restoration.

Dr. Bernstein has had a long association with the ISHRS, as he has been a member since 1994, has attended 17 of the organization’s annual meetings, has participated on several medical committees, and has authored numerous articles and research papers in the ISHRS’s principle publication, the journal Hair Transplant Forum International.

Dr. Bernstein has also received the Hair Transplant Pioneer of the Month award, the Surgeon of the Month award, and the Platinum Follicle Award from the ISHRS, the latter being the highest honor bestowed upon ISHRS members by the organization.

The ISHRS, which has over 1,000 members practicing in 60 countries, seeks to achieve excellence in patient outcomes by promoting member education, international collegiality, research, ethics, and public awareness. The ISHRS Board of Governors unanimously approved Dr. Bernstein’s application at the annual ISHRS meeting in San Francisco on October 23, 2013.

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The Platinum Follicle Award is given by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) for “Outstanding achievement in basic scientific or clinically-related research in hair pathophysiology or anatomy as it relates to hair restoration.” It was presented to Dr. Bernstein at the 9th Annual Meeting of the ISHRS, October 18-22, 2001; in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico.

The award is the highest honor given by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. At the ceremony, Dr. Marcelo Gandelman, the President of the ISHRS, stated:

“I proudly present the 2001 Platinum Follicle Award to Robert M. Bernstein, MD. Dr. Bernstein has contributed to the field of hair transplantation in dramatic and substantial ways, revolutionizing the advancement of Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. His published articles have become ‘Bibles’ for this methodology. Dr. Bernstein’s contributions extend beyond the application of Follicular Unit Transplantation, such as studies in examining the power of sorting grafts for density, yield by method of graft production, local anesthetic use, and suture materials. These studies have added to the specialty’s depth and breadth of knowledge applicable to traditional mini-micrografting techniques as well as Follicular Unit Transplantation.”

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