About Dr. McAndrews
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.
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery- Certified 2003 and recertified 2013 (Past-President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery 2012)
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology- Certified in 1997 and recertified in 2007
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)
Dr. McAndrews thinks it is very important that doctors performing hair transplants should be trained in a residency or fellowship program like he was.
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)
Senior Medical Advisor, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons 2002- Present (http://www.iahrs.org/member/)
Board of Governors, ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) 2013-Present (http://www.ishrs.org/member-board.htm)
President of the ABHRS (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery) 2012 (www.abhrs.com)
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
Wrote/Created the "Re-Certification Exam" for the ABHRS that every diplomate of the ABHRS has to take to be recertified.
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 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®.
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
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
Awarded the "Outstanding Teacher Award in Surgical Dermatology" from the Department of Dermatology, USC School of Medicine 2010
Castle and Connolly "Top Doctor" recognition 2010- 2016
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