Sara Wasserbauer, M.D., A.B.H.R.S, F.I.S.H.R.S is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery - Fellow of the International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery and is currently located in the Bay Area, outside of San Francisco, in Walnut Creek, California.
She is the Past-President of the board of directors for the ABHRS and currently serves on the Board of the ABHRS and Dr. Wasserbauer currently serves on the board of
directors for the ABHRS, and is a fellow and member of the Board of Governors for the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), and lectures internationally. She is a world leader on the field of cryopreservation of hair follicles with the hopes of making hair loss history. As one of the most experienced and accredited hair restoration surgeons nationwide Dr. Wasserbauer is a regular resource for news media , blogs. podcasts and forums on hair loss and it's treatment. Read some of her archived articles.
Dr. Wasserbauer writes a monthly feature article for the ISHRS Hair Transplant Forum International and is the Past-President on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
She completed her undergraduate studies with a B.A. in Classical Archeology and minors in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology at the prestigious Dartmouth College. She then went on to earn her medical degree from the renowned Medical College of Ohio where she was designated Class Leader. After finishing her training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Wasserbauer discovered she had a natural aptitude and eye for aesthetic surgery. Growing up in a family that experienced severe hair loss in both the men AND women, she found herself drawn to hair restoration and the dramatic change it could have on one’s appearance.
To fulfill her ambition and satisfy her drive for aesthetic perfection she proceeded to train with some of the world’s leading hair restoration surgeons. She completed the only accredited fellowship in Hair Transplantation Surgery in the United States, working with a national team of Hair Restoration Surgeons to refine her craft and better understand the subtleties of the procedure and medical treatment options available.
Dr. Wasserbauer was a lead researcher for FDA trial of the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System and developed SYNSCALP a new technology for Scalp Micropigmentation training.
Dr. Wasserbauer believes in a holistic approach to treating her patient’s. “I want to understand their cosmetic goals and create very customized treatment plans that will accomplish their objectives and fit their lifestyle. Today we have more treatment options available, both medical and surgical, to treat the hair loss patient than ever before. There is no reason to treat patients with a cookie cutter, one size fits all approach.”
Dr. Sara Wasserbauer Leads the 30th Annual ISHRS World Congress of Hair Research in Panama
In October 2022 Dr. Wasserbauer served as the Chair for the 30th Annual ISHRS World Congress Meeting in Panama, Dr. Wasserbauer was privileged to “run the show.” With General Session topics as critical as Hairline Design, and as cutting edge as A to Z for FUE, and Hair Rejuvenation: Injectable Therapies for Hair Loss, the ISHRS meeting is the largest meeting of its kind in the world. Over 800 participants crowded the conference center in Panama City, Panama for live surgery workshops, unique science updates, and hair research discussions. If you were a hair surgeon on planet Earth, this was the place to be! and Dr. Wasserbauer was in the middle of it.
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