Sanusi Umar, MD, Workshop Chairman
Head of Scalp and Hair Disorders: Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Invented a hair transplant device that is efficient in performing the linear scar-free hair transplantation called follicular unit excision (FUE) in all persons of African descent. Before that, FUE, the only minimally invasive surgical HT procedure, was not easily performed by existing devices designed to work for individuals with straight hair follicles and thin to average thickness skin. The invention culminated in the issue of 3 US, Canadian and European patents.
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Medical Pioneer
Developed and published the first AKN classification scheme that enables a standard language and method for quantifying and qualifying AKN disease such that would allow for an objective way of assessing AKN presentation and response to various treatments. Developed new surgical techniques for addressing large AKN lesions in single procedures, using the aid of specially designed and patent-pending tension suture aids