Dr Bessam Farjo graduated as a doctor of medicine in 1988 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He spent 5 years working in the national health scheme (NHS) hospitals in Ireland and the UK training in the field of general surgery.
In 1992, he travelled to Toronto, Canada, and joined a training course in hair restoration surgery at the office of Dr Larry Fremont. He started practicing hair in Manchester later that year. In 1993, he co-founded the Farjo Medical Centre with his wife, Dr Nilofer Farjo, exclusively practicing hair restoration surgery and medicine in Manchester and London. They currently operate a busy practice to the tune of over 300 hair restoration surgical procedures a year.
In 1993, he joined the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and has served on its Board of Governors since 2002. He was ISHRS President in 2007-2008, the first from Europe. He is one of a handful of doctors who have attended every annual meeting since the society’s inception.
In 1996, he co-founded the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons and served as President during 2002-2004. In 2001, he was granted fellowship of the International College of Surgeons and in 2003 fulfilled the requirements and passed the examination of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). He has served as ABHRS Board Director since 2006.
In 2002, Dr Farjo was host, program chairman and congress organiser of the 5th Annual conference of the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in London, England. He served as Board Governor and Vice-President until 2005.
He is a registered member of the Institute of Trichologists (est. 1902) and has been a Board Governor and medical advisor since 2000. In 2006, he was bestowed with the title of Fellow of the Institute of Trichologists in recognition of contributions to the Institute as well as his involvement in the in research and field advancements. He is also the Editor the Institute’s Trichologist journal.
He has to-date over 25 different hair and scalp presentations/publications to his credit at more than 40 different meetings, workshops and conferences around the world. Along with Dr Nilofer Farjo, he is the only British hair transplant surgeon recognised by his peers as regular educational contributor at international meetings and congresses. During the last few years alone he has lectured in the USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Egypt, Turkey, Mexico, Australia, Romania and Poland. In addition to his clinical work, he is involved in several hair research projects including collaborations with University of London, University of Bradford, Intercytex plc and Unilever plc.
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