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Dr. Lawrence Fremont  // 

Dr. Lawrence Fremont B.Sc. M.D.

Dr. Lawrence Fremont graduated from the University of Toronto in science and medicine. From 1966 until 1985 he was on staff at two Toronto hospitals providing emergency medicine while carrying on a busy general practise. Drawing from his varied medical and surgical trauma experience he developed his own techniques and artistic approach to hair restoration. Through the attending of meetings in New York, Los Angeles and Hot Springs, Arkansas, prior to the establishment of the ISHRS in 1993, his knowledge was further enhanced through the exchange of ideas with other medical professionals interested in hair loss and its restoration.

fremontDr. Fremont was one of the first members to join ISHRS having already starting his teaching program of training other Canadian and International physicians his own techniques in hair restoration. He was frequently requested to lecture at various professional colleges and at hospital rounds to plastic surgery residents. After receiving a medical license in Israel in 1987 Dr. Fremont opened the first Hair Transplant Clinic in Israel and then began satellite clinics in Hungary, Austria, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, United States, and Costa Rica.

Today some of his students are pillars within the ISHRS and are themselves wearing the restored hair he gave them. At the request of Dr. Otar Norwood, founder of ISHRS, Dr. Fremont submitted an article for the first Forum paper on his own personal approach to the training of Physicians in hair transplantation. Dr. Fremont was an investigator for Merck Pharmaceuticals on the drug Finasteride and he is an active member in the Canadian Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons.

At the 16th Annual ISHRS meeting held in Sept. 2008 in Montreal, the outgoing ISHRS president Dr. Bessam Farjo acknowledged the opportunity and training that both he and his wife received at Dr. Fremont's Toronto clinic and for urging them, as doctors in hair transplantation, to join the ISHRS society. Dr. Fremont has retired his medical licence in Israel but continues, mostly through referrals, to practice the skill and artistry of hair restoration in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. He continues to receive requests from doctors to teach them the finer details of hair transplantation including new methods on the honing of their own skills.