Dr. Richard S. Keller

Dr. Keller is the founder and director of North Shore Hair Transplant Specialists.  He is a board certified hair transplant specialist with extensive hair transplant surgery experience and is an expert in the art of hair restoration. Dr. Keller completed his General Surgery training at University of Illinois and has been a practicing physician for 20 years. Dr. Keller is a Diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.


Dr. Keller has attended 12 I.S.H.R.S conferences in 12 years and he is currently an underwriter/guest of the learning series, hosted by Michael Douglas, on hair transplant. Dr. Keller has also received first place awards for the Expansion Technique by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.  He has lectured on hairline design using newly described anatomical points in hair transplant surgery.  This design technique creates consistent hairline framework for differences in facial structure.  Dr. Keller has presented papers on how he used follicular units to remodel facial skin grafts prompting diversity theories of follicular unit stem cells for healing.  He has also been published widely in scientific and medical journals.



Dr. Keller


The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery/International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS/IBHRS) is the largest worldwide entity to have established standards for certification for education, training and experience in Hair Restoration Surgery. Physicians who are eligible to apply for ABHRS/IBHRS certification have demonstrated the accumulation of significant experience in the field of Hair Restoration Surgery and have all shown a commitment to high standards of training and education. Those who have achieved certification have demonstrated advanced knowledge in the art and science of hair restoration through peer-reviewed examination. While there is currently no American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certification specific to hair restoration, the ABHRS/IBHRS is the only certification recognized by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the largest hair restoration educational organization in the world. Please visit our website at www.abhrs.org.




After several years of consideration by the Board of Governors followed by ratification by the membership of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the designation of Fellow has been established in order to recognize members who meet its exceptional educational criteria. In order to be considered, the hair restoration surgeon must achieve a specific level of points in a system of various educational parameters such as serving in leadership positions, American Board of Hair Resotration (ABHRS) certification, writing of scientific papers and/or teaching at scientific programs, among others.


It is a great honor for a member to achieve the Fellow designation of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS). This recognizes the surgeon who strives for excellence in this specialized field. To maintain this status, the surgeon must continue to meet established educational criteria over time.


Seminars / Papers / Continuing Medical Education

ISHRS Meetings Attended

  • ACLS / CPR 2014 Certification
  • 21st Annual 2013 - San Francisco, CA
  • 20th Annual 2012 - Bahamas
  • 19th Annual 2011 - Anchorage, AL
  • 18th Annual 2010 - Boston, MA
  • 17th Annual 2009 - Amsterdam
  • 16th Annual 2008 - Montreal, Cananda
  • 15th Annual 2007 - Las Vegas, NV
  • 14th Annual 2006 - San Diego, CA
  • 12th Annual 2004 - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 11th Annual 2003 - New York, NY
  • 10th Annual 2002 - Chicago, IL

ISHRS Presentations

  • 2006, 2007, 2009 Annual Meeting  Identification of the Apex and Temporal Point with Anatomic Landmarks
  • 2008 Annual Meeting  Temporal Anatomic Landmarks for Temporal Recession, Hairline, and Temporal Points.Hair Restoration to Restore Facial Impairment from MOHs Surgery and Radiation Therapy.



Dr. Japhlet Leomil R. Aranas

Hair Transplant Surgeon


Dr. Aranas is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (Certificate of Added Qualification), the only recognized certification for hair restoration surgery, he is one of the few hundreds and a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the largest hair restoration education society in the world that holds the highest standards of medical practice, medical ethics, and research in the medical hair restoration industry.  He trained and worked with the industry’s leading hair restoration surgeons.


He completed his post-graduate medical residency at Loyola University - Cook County Hospital and obtained a Diplomate in Family Medicine.  He completed his undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Medicine at De La Salle University and maintains certificates on two board examinations.


His surgical areas of expertise are Microscopic Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Excision (FUE).  He is dedicated to providing an ethical, honest and realistic recommendations.


“Alopecia or hair loss is a common complaint that is a manifestation of a wide array of disorder; thus, diagnosis of hair loss can be challenging.  In order to prevent the risk of misdiagnosis and unnecessary procedure, I believe that this medical condition must be managed by a well-trained, licensed physician in this field.   Hair transplant procedure is not for everyone, and it is imperative that each patient is educated about the pathophysiology of the different types of hair loss and the different management options available.”


Seminars / Continuing Medical Education

  • ISHRS 30th World Congress 2022 - Hybrid - Panama City, Panama
  • ISHRS 29th World Congress 2021 - Hybrid - Lisbon, Portugal
  • ISHRS 28th World Congress 2020 - Virtual
  • ISHRS 27th World Congress 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
  • ISHRS 26th World Congress 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
  • 11th Annual Hair Transplant 360 Workshop 2019 - St. Louis, MO
  • 9th Annual Hair Transplant 360 Workshop 2017 - St. Louis, MO
  • ACLS / CPR 2018-2019 Certification