Top Doctor of North America – William Rassman, M.D.

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Los Angeles, CA WW/Press/November 1, 2018 – William Rassman, M.D. Founder of  New Hair Institute Medical Group (NHI), was selected for inclusion into the Top Doctors of North America edition of The Who’s Who Directories.

The accomplishments and achievement attained by William Rassman M.D. in the field of Healthcare Services warrants inclusion into the Top Doctors of North America. 

In 1991, Dr. Rassman founded the New Hair Institute (NHI) and is regarded as a world leader in hair transplant technology. This technique enables surgeons to perform hair transplants with large numbers of grafts in single surgeries that looked totally natural for the first time. With this important development, Dr. Rassman has presented at meetings around the world his role as a pioneer with innovations in transplant surgery, and he published these advances in prestigious medical journals and textbooks. He developed a strong stance on the ethics as he condemned doctors using sales tactics. Dr. Rassman develop the large session hair transplants as he was the first to perform 2000, 3000 grafts and 4000 grafts in single session. The Follicular Unit Transplant (1995) and The Follicular Unit Extraction technology (2002) was launch by him.

As a  professional inventor Dr. Rassman holds more than 3 dozen patents which defined new ground in various fields since medical school. His greatest accomplishment was the commercialization of the Intra-aortic Balloon pump. The device is now used as the standard heart assist pump in every coronary care unit in the world, saving thousands of lives every year. He also developed medical devices for the cardiac field and in the Biotechnology field. He received two software patents for complex scheduling systems and an approach for displaying complex data in databases. Over the past 24 years, his curiosity led him to develop and patent surgical tools for hair transplantation (16 patents), the use of a robot for hair transplantation (now the commercial ARTAS System) and he presented scientific papers before national and international societies every year. He wrote chapters in text books in the cardiac and in the hair transplant field and continues doing so. He is the primary author of Hair Loss and Replacement for Dummies. He has been recognized for contributions nationally in various fields and won the most prestigious award, the Golden Follicle Award, for the most outstanding hair transplant surgeon worldwide in 2003, awarded by the International Society for Hair Transplant Surgeon. 

Dr. Rassman is challenged by problems of any type and continues to pioneer new tools and techniques in both his hair restoration practice, in his biotechnology company and in the field of Scalp Micropigmentation (a new cosmetic technique he and his partner Dr. Jae Pak pioneered in the medical field). His innovation defining the FUE process worldwide has become the standard of care for hair transplantation today.

Dr. William Rassman graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1966 where he received his Doctor of Medicine. He completed a surgical internship at the University of Minnesota and obtained a cardiovascular fellowship with Dr. C. W. Lillehei, the man who invented modern heart surgery. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Cornell Mediacl Center and Dartmouth Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of Major. He served as a war surgeon in the Republic of Vietnam. The American Board of Surgery certified Dr. Rassman in 1976.

He is motivated to make a difference in whatever he does. He strives to be the best and is never satisfied with the status quo. “There is always a better way to do it” is his motto. He is a visionary and has never allowed his goals to be limited by current thought on any subject, always thinking out of the box.

The Who’s Who Directories, a New York based biographical publication company, distinguishes and profiles leading professionals who demonstrate recognizable success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of individual accomplishments and achievements within the North American professional community.

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