Dr. Samuel M. Lam, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Samuel Lam, Hair Transplant Surgeon and Director

Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr Samuel Lam Dr. Sam Lam graduated as Valedictorian from Cistercian Preparatory School and completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, both with distinction. He trained for six years in head and neck surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City and then completed a prestigious fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and hair restoration. He is one of only over a hundred diplomates in the world of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). He is Vice President of the ABHRS and is President of the ABHRS in 2021. He is also board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Head and Neck Surgery and maintains current certificates for all three board examinations.

Dr. Lam has written and edited the definitive textbook series on hair transplantation, entitled Hair Transplant 360 (Jaypee Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India). This 4-volume, 2,000-page book series achieves many singular accomplishments in the industry: 1) his four books are the first and only hair transplant multi-volume book series (all other books on hair transplant are only a single volume) 2) the series contains the first and only hair transplant book for hair transplant assistants (Volume 2, written by Emina Vance with whom Dr. Lam has now worked for close to 20 years) 3) the series contains the largest book ever written on the subject of hair transplant (Volume 3, 80 chapters and close to 1,000 pages, double in size to the next largest book on the subject) 4) the series contains the first and only major textbook on the subject of follicular unit excision (FUE). He is currently writing the second edition to his FUE book with over 60 chapters and will be a double-volume edition. Also, he just doubled in size and extensively revised Volume 1 and assisted Emina Vance to revise and significantly expand Volume 2, both of which are now in their 2nd editions.

Dr. Lam has written over 250 scientific articles and book chapters as well as eight major medical textbooks. He has written numerous scientific articles on hair restoration in distinguished journals like Dermatologic Surgery and has written scientific articles on hair restoration for Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Clinics of Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, as well as many book chapters. Dr. Lam’s articles on hair restoration have been translated into French and Spanish, and his textbooks have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Lam has contributed both as editor and author to the Hair Transplant Forum International, the main publication of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), and was featured as the Surgeon of the Month in that publication.

He is the Vice President and incoming President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) in 2021 and has played multiple roles for ABHRS including Treasurer, Secretary, Marketing Chair, immediate past Website Chair, Executive Committee member, Board of Directors member, oral examiner, written exam and recertification exam contributor. He has achieved the distinguished status as a fellow member of the ISHRS, qualified by his numerous publications, teaching positions, and attendance at annual meetings.

Dr. Lam lectures and directs courses every year both nationally and internationally on hair transplant surgery and has lectured in the United States (Boston, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta, Washington DC, New York, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Orlando, Nashville, New Orleans, and Miami) and internationally (Russia, Germany, Italy, Iran, Norway, Bahamas, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, and Colombia). He has lectured at the ISHRS annual meeting and has served as the Basics Course Director (2013) and the Workshops Chair (2015) for the ISHRS annual meeting. He has served as on the scientific advisory committee for the ISHRS world congress for the past few years and is serving as Co-Chair and then Chair of the Advanced Hair Transplant Course at the ISHRS World Congress in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Dr. Lam is the founder and national course director since 2009 for the well-reviewed Hair Transplant 360 Course held annually in St. Louis, MO. This course has raised the bar in hair-transplant education and offers extensive hands-on training for the beginner to intermediate hair surgeon and has been recognized as the premier educational course for hands-on beginner training. Dr. Lam is very passionate about bioenhancement and regenerative medicine technology that he believes has transformed the industry of hair restoration and his clinical practice and lectures on this topic frequently. He believes in educating future hair surgeons in an ethical, passionate, compassionate, artistic, and technically precise manner.

Dr. Samuel Lam is a Hair Transplant Diplomate of the

  • American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (certified in 2008, recertified in 2019)
  • American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (certified in 2005 and recertified in 2014)
  • American Board of Head & Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology (certified in 2002 and recertified in 2010)

Dr. Samuel Lam’s Fellow Memberships

  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Dr. Samuel Lam’s Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS)
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
  • Texas Medical Association (TMA)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS)


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