Dr Bessam Farjo graduated as a doctor of medicine in 1988 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, attaining the qualifications of MB, ChB, BAO, LRCP & SI. He spent 4 years working in the national health scheme (NHS) hospitals in Ireland and the UK training in the field of general surgery.
In 1992, he travelled to Toronto, Canada, and joined a training course in hair restoration surgery at the office of Dr Larry Fremont. He started practicing hair in Manchester later that year. In 1993, he co-founded the Farjo Medical Centre with his wife, Dr Nilofer Farjo, exclusively practicing hair restoration surgery and medicine in Manchester and London. They currently operate a busy practice to the tune of over 300 hair restoration surgical procedures a year.
In 1993, he joined the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and has served on its Board of Governors since 2002 and is the society’s current President. He becomes the 1st European President of the ISHRS. He is one of only a handful of doctors who have attended every annual meeting since the society’s inception.
In 1996, he co-founded the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons and served as President during 2002-2004.
In 2001, he was granted fellowship of the International College of Surgeons and in 2003 fulfilled the requirements and passed the examination of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS).
In 2002, Dr Farjo was host, program chairman and congress organiser of the 5th Annual conference of the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in London, England. He served as Board Governor and Vice-President until 2005.
He is a registered member of the Institute of Trichologists (est. 1902) and has been a Board Governor and medical advisor since 2000. In 2006, he was bestowed with the title of Fellow of the Institute of Trichologists in recognition of contributions to the Institute as well as his involvement in the in research and field advancements. He is also the Editor the Institute’s Trichologist journal.
Other affiliations include member of the European Hair Research Society, Fellow of the European Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Founder member of the Trichological Society.
He has to-date over 25 different hair and scalp presentations/publications to his credit at more than 40 different meetings, workshops and conferences around the world. Along with Dr Nilofer Farjo, He is the only British hair transplant surgeon recognised by his peers as regular educational contributor at international meetings and congresses he attends to exchange views and information with his colleagues worldwide. In fact during the last few years alone he has lectured in the USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Egypt, Turkey, Mexico, Australia, Romania and Poland.
The Farjo Medical Centre is registered with the UK’s Healthcare Commission as a surgical facility of the highest standard. All surgeons and their facilities in the UK must register and comply with these standards.
Dr Farjo has featured many times over the years on television and radio in the shape of documentaries, celebrity features and expert opinion including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery, News of the World, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Independent, The Times and many more. Most recent features publicised his work on former Eastenders’ star Shaun Williamson, Rugby and TV personality Kyran Bracken and entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den judge Duncan Bannatyne OBE.
Dr. Farjo is Recommended by The American Hair Loss Association
The IAHRS is an organization whose membership is limited exclusively to state-of-the-art hair restoration surgeons. The IAHRS is the patient’s advocate, the ethical physician’s voice, and the standard for the profession.