Welcome to the

American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level?

School of Hair Loss & Restoration

From hair loss fundamentals to full surgical training, the foundation of the Academy is built on preparing you to succeed in the Hair Loss Industry.

School of Business

There’s much more to running a thriving practice than what goes on in the operating theatre.  We’ve brought together a team and a curriculum to amplify your practice.

Virtual Training

in Immersive 360°

Enjoy both live and recorded learning experiences from the comfort of your office or your home with an option to wear your own personal VR headset. It’s like you’re standing right there with Dr. Anderson, but no travel required.

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Masters’ Class Surgical Curriculum

As a qualified physician, you’ll learn all of the ins and outs of hair restoration surgery. That’s a given. But at the AAHRS, we step it up to the next level… you’ll also learn specialized techniques for precisely designing each procedure to give your patients award-winning results.

The topics listed here cover the general curriculum, at a high level. As future schedules comes together, additional information will be provided on the format for each topic. 

1. Preoperative Topics
    • Preoperative Considerations
      • Male-Pattern Baldness
      • Women and Hair Loss
      • Medical Management for Hair Loss
      • Hair-Loss Diseases and Hair Restoration
      • The Hair Cycle
      • Types of Hair Loss
      • Hair Replacements, Hairpieces and Wigs
      • Camouflaging Products
      • Consultation and Preoperative Planning
    • Other Topics;
      • Standardized Photography;
      • Office Management and Leadership;
      • Marketing
2. Operative Topics
  • Operative Set-Up;
  • Key Instrumentation and Materials;
  • Operative Procedure;
    • Hairline Design;
    • Patient Preparation and Anesthesia Considerations;
    • Donor Harvesting and Trichophytic Closure;
    • Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Basic Principles for Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Male Hairline Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Female Hairline Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Temporal Point Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Lateral (Parietal) Hump Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Midscalp Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Crown/Vertex Recipient-Site Creation;
3. Post-Operative Topics
  • Postoperative Instructions and Advice;
  • Identifying and Managing Complications;
  • Donor Harvesting;
  • Recipient-Site Creation;
  • Managing the Postoperative Patient Relationship;

About the AAHRS

The American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery was founded by Dr. Ken Anderson of the Anderson Center for Hair in Alpharetta, GA.


Our mission is to provide training to all levels of medical and non-medical professionals alike to elevate the Hair Loss & Restoration industry. Access to in-depth training for all levels of staff will lead to the more consistent care and safety of patients, and improved aesthetic results.

Other Training Formats Available

Dr. Ken Anderson teaches a Masters’ Class at the American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery (AAHRS) in Alpharetta, GA in 2019.

In-office Training

Interested in having our team come onsite to train your whole staff? We can do that! Private classes are tailored to fit the education level of participants and scheduled based on availability.

Dr. Anderson in discussion with a fellow doctor

One-on-One Consulting

If you’ve covered the basics and have more questions, or if you want to take a deeper dive into how to integrate hair loss into your business. Consulting is offered as a monthly subscription, by phone or video conference.

Dr. Ken Anderson teaches a Masters’ Class at the American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery (AAHRS) in Alpharetta, GA in 2019.

Immersive Onsite Training

Our training center is located in the growing city of Alpharetta, GA, 15 miles north of Atlanta. We offer site visits and 1-, 2-, and 4-week immersive training options for qualified MD’s who have completed online training. 


While it’s almost impossible to build a winning business single-handedly, it’s absolutely possible to do so with the right team. And in our modern world of endless data, finding sources you can trust is exceedingly difficult. We’ve solved both of these challenges by hand-selecting top faculty, staff, and partners with longstanding reputations in their field and strong connections to the community. 

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Dr. Ken Anderson

Dr. Ken Anderson

Founder & President, Anderson Center for Hair & AAHRS

Dr. Ken Anderson is a Diplomate of and holds a board certificate issued by (1) the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, (2) the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and (3) the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Jeremy Wetzel

Dr. Jeremy Wetzel


Dr. Jeremy Wetzel is the newest member of the Anderson Center for Hair’s surgical team.

Bex Mitchell

Bex Mitchell

Practice Manager, Anderson Center for Hair

Bex Mitchell is the Practice Manager at Anderson Center for Hair and brings with her more than a decade of experience managing medical practices.

Keisha Williams

Keisha Williams

Lead Technician, Educator

Keisha has more than 15 years of experience in hair restoration and has trained thousands of technicians across the country.

Meghan Channon

Meghan Channon


Meghan Channon is a Trichologist in residency with the American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Ken Anderson.

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