Dr. Beehner resides in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with his wife Harrilyn. They have been married 45 years and have nine grandchildren. Dr. Beehner’s interests outside of medicine include playing baseball (plays a week every January with the Chicago Cubs in Arizona), running (41 marathons in total, including Boston 13 times), stamp collecting, playing guitar and harmonica, and prison ministry with the Catholic R.E.C. Program.
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery: 1997-present
American Board of Family Practice; 1976-2003
2007 Manfred Lucas Lifetime Achievement Award: Given by the International Society of Hair Restoration
1999 Platinum Follicle Award: Given annually by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery to that physician who performed the year’s best research
Loyola University (Chicago) 1963-67; B.S. Biology; President of Student Council 1966-67
University of Illinois Medical School (Chicago) 1967-71; M.D.
Wesley Medical Center (Wichita, Kansas) 1971-72; Family Practice Residency:
1974-75 General Surgery (including three months training in plastic surgery) St. Francis Medical Center (Wichita, Kansas)
1975-1976; Family Practice, University of Wisconsin
Public Health Service; National Health Service Corps; 1972-74;Stationed in West Winfield, N.Y. Rural family practice in health manpower shortage area.
Membership in Professional Organizations:
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
President of Board 2005
Served as Treasurer and exam committee chairman
Member of Board of Directors 1998-2006
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
Member, Board of Directors 2004-2010
Co-editor of Hair Transplant Forum International, (2002-2005) principal hair transplantation journal in the world.
Chairman: Scientific Awards Committee 2008-2014
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Medical Association
American Medical Athletic Association
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Volunteer Surgeon for the “Bellevue-NYU Program for Survivors of Torture” at Bellvue Hospital in NYC.
Honors, Papers published, Lecture presentations
1999 Platinum Follicle Award: Given annually by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery to that physician who performed the year’s best research.
Nov. 1999, chosen by the Discovery Channel as featured practice for one-hour special on Hair Transplant Surgery, to be aired in prime time in June 2001. Dr. Beehner conducts complete surgical procedure and answers questions about the specialty on the show.
1994, Awarded “Outstanding Achievement Award” by American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
1997, Recipient of the 1997 Research Award Grant in Barcelona, Spain by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, for a study on the survival rate of hairs in centrally placed minigrafts.
2000, Recipient of the 2000 Research Award Grant in Hawaii by the ISHRS, for a 3-year study on the differences between scalp zones transplanted with both minigrafts and FU’s, and comparing “limited-depth” sites with full-depth ones.
2002, Recipient of the 2002 Research Award Grant in Chicago by the ISHRS, for a study comparing a one-layer and two-layer closure method for repairing the donor area.
2004, recipient of the 2004 Research Award Grant in Hawaii by the ISHRS for a study on hair follicle survival following transection.
Author of 2 chapters in 4th edition of Hair Transplantation, 2003, the main textbook for our specialty. The chapters are: “Planning and Organization of Hair Transplantation,” and “Summary of Research Studies in Hair Growth”.
Author of 2 chapters (Anatomy, Terminology) in latest hair transplantation text edited by Haber and Stough, 2006, Hair Transplantation.
Contributor to the new text by James Harris, M.D. and Manny Marritt, M.D. 2003, entitled Hair Replacement Revolution.
Recommended as one of the best surgeons in the U.S. by the three principal websites acting as consumer advocates on the internet (www.Hairtransplantnetwork.com / www. hairlosshelp.com / and www.iahrs.org)