ABOUT DR. MCANDREWS

Dr. McAndrews has been performing FUT & FUE hair transplants and teaching the residents at USC/Los Angeles County Medical Center (one of the world’s largest training hospitals for doctors) for more than 20 years. Dr. McAndrews is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, specializing in the medical and surgical (hair transplants/hair restoration) treatments for hair loss. Dr. McAndrews’ education, training, teaching, and artistic precision is second to none in the field of Hair Transplants.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery- Certified 2003 and recertified 2013 and 2017 (Past-President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery 2012)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology- Certified in 1997 and recertified in 2007 & 2017

TEACHING

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Southern California School of Medicine
    • Teaching the residents the latest advances in the medical treatments and surgical treatments (hair transplants & hair restoration) for hair loss
    • Dr. McAndrews believes it is very important that doctors performing hair transplants should be trained in a residency or fellowship program like he was.
    • Awarded the “Outstanding Teacher Award in Surgical Dermatology” from the Department of Dermatology, USC School of Medicine 2010
  • Guest Lecturer at numerous teaching programs across the United States and Internationally

LEADERSHIP

  • Senior Medical Advisor, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons 2002- Present (http://www.iahrs.org/member/)
  • Treasurer, Executive Committee, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 2017- present (http://www.ishrs.org/member-board.htm)
  • Board of Governors, ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) 2013-Present
  • President of the ABHRS (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery) 2012 (www.abhrs.org).
  • Wrote/Created the “Re-Certification Exam” for the ABHRS that every diplomate of the ABHRS must take to be recertified
  • Examiner for the ABHRS (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery) and administered the oral certification exam 2010- Present (Houston/Seoul Korea/ Bangkok, Thailand/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Chairman of the Advanced Hair Restoration/Board Review Course at the annual scientific meeting in San Francisco for the ISHRS 2013
  • Vice President of ABHRS (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery) 2011
  • Chairman of the Recertification Exam for the ABHRS from 2010-2014
  • Chairman, Annual Scientific meeting, ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) Boston 2010
  • Chairman of the Advanced Hair Restoration/Board Review Course at the annual scientific meeting in Amsterdam for the ISHRS 2009
  • Chairman of the Advanced Hair Restoration/Board Review Course at the annual scientific meeting in Montreal, Canada for the ISHRS 2008
  • Chairman of the “Live Patient Viewing” Session at the annual scientific meeting in San Diego for the ISHRS 2006
  • Member of Ethics Committee for the ISHRS
  • Member of the “Continuing Medical Education” Committee for the ISHRS
  • Member of the “Annual Scientific Meeting” Committee
  • Member of the Advisor Committee and Consultant to Merck, Inc. on hair loss and frequent keynote speaker on the benefits of Propecia® (finasteride)
  • Consultant to Pfizer, Inc. on hair loss and member of the Rogaine® Speakers Bureau.
  • Member, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Member, American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member, American Medical Association

AWARDS

  • Awarded the “Outstanding Teacher Award in Surgical Dermatology” from the Department of Dermatology, USC School of Medicine 2010
  • Honored with the distinction of Chief Resident for the Department of Dermatology, USC School of Medicine
  • Awarded as a Dean’s Scholar every year of Medical School at USC School of Medicine
  • Awarded an Air Force Scholarship for Medical School at the USC School of Medicine
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha– a National Medical Honor Society for the top 15% of medical students in the United States
  • Scored in the top 4 percentile in the nation on the National Board Medical Exam
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Awarded the Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award 2008-2016

AUTHORED/PUBLICATIONS

  • Authored/Wrote- “Hair Loss and Hair Transplantations” Chapter in the text book “Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation- a Regional Approach”- Published December 2011
  • Authored/Wrote – “Hair Transplant Goals Based on Natural Patterns of Hair Loss” Chapter in text book “Hair Transplantation Fifth Edition”– Published 2012
  • Authored/Wrote- “Hair Transplants in Young Men” Chapter in the text book “Hair Transplant 360”- Published December 2014

EDUCATION

  • Residency- Department of Dermatology, University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center 1994-1997 (Dr. McAndrews trained in the art of hair transplants and hair restorations under the watchful eye of some of the best hair transplant surgeons in the world, two of which was Dr. M. B. Corbett and Dr. Samuel Ayers who were the artistic pioneers in the field of hair transplants and hair restoration. Dr. McAndrews eventually took over Dr. Ayers and Dr. Corbett’s practice).
  • United States Air Force- Flight Surgeon 1991-1994
  • Internship- Santa Clara County Medical Center (Stanford Affiliate) – 1990-1991
  • Medical School- University of Southern California Medical School 1986-1990
  • College- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (BS in Biological Science)