Bosley received top honors in the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) annual scientific meeting, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chief Medical Director, Ken Washenik, M.D., Ph.D. and Laureen “Laurie” Gorham, R.N. received the Platinum Follicle Award and the Distinguished Assistant Award respectively.
The Platinum Follicle Award is awarded to Dr. Ken Washenik for outstanding achievement in basic scientific or clinically-related research in hair pathophysiology or anatomy as it relates to hair restoration.
A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Washenik has spent most of his medical career researching all aspects of dermatologic disease, including HIV-related disorders and wound healing. For the past 15 years, he has focused his research on hair loss and researching tissue engineered hair follicle neogenesis and cellular based hair restoration. He earned his PhD in cell biology, in which his research focused on hormone metabolism. A former director of the dermatopharmacology unit at NYU School of Medicine in New York, Dr. Washenik still serves as a clinical investigator and faculty in the school’s department of dermatology. Currently, Dr. Washenik is the medical director of the largest hair restoration group in the United States and serves as CEO of the Adderans Research Institute with a focus on hair follicle cloning.
The Distinguished Assistant Award is awarded to Laurie for her exemplary service and outstanding accomplishments in the field of hair restoration surgery.
Laurie has been a hair restoration surgical assistant since 1995, beginning her career with a large hair restoration practice in her hometown where she later became the clinical supervisor and then the national nursing manager. An active surgical assistant member of the ISHRS, Laurie previously organized one of the largest surgical assistants meetings in Boston and became the director of the assistant’s course at the Orlando Live Surgery Workshop. She serves on the ISHRS Surgical Assistants Committee and is a former editor of the “Surgical Assistant’s Corner” in The Hair Transplant Forum International.
Bosley is very proud of their achievements in the field of hair restoration and how they exemplify the quality of talent, experience and dedication found throughout the Bosley organization. Congratulations! We are so honored to have them on the team.
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