Dr. Bill Parsley is a graduate of Wake Forest University (1965) and the University of Tennessee Medical School (1969). After completing a one year internship at the Los Angeles County General Hospital (1970), he completed 2 years in the United States Air Force at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, working as a Flight Surgeon (1972). He entered a 3 year Residency in Dermatology at the University of Louisville Medical Center, finishing in 1975. He was Chief Resident in his final year.
In February of 1974, while in Residency, he visited Dr. Bluford Stough in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he was exposed to hair restoration. Upon returning to Louisville, he started practicing hair restoration and has continued. Entering private practice in Louisville, KY in 1975, hair restoration became and remained a primary interest. In 1997, his practice became devoted exclusively to hair restoration.
ISHRS- Golden Follicle Award (for clinical contributions) - 2003 (His wife and main assistant, Mary Ann, won the Assistant's Follicle Award in 2005.)
Education, Fellowships & Board Certifications:
American Board of Dermatology
American Board of Dermatopathology
Diplomate- American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Memberships & Affiliations:
ISHRS- Board of Governors- 2003 until present
ISHRS - President 2008- Present
ISHRS- Treasurer 2005-07
American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery- Chairman- 2005 until present
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery- Vice President- 2005 until present
ISRHS Live Surgery Workshop- Research Committee- 2004, 2005
ISHRS- Beginner's Hand-on Workshop Director for Annual Meeting- 2000, 2001
Kentucky Dermatologic Society- past President- 1980-81
Japanese Society of Hair Restoration Surgery- Guest Speaker- 2003
Bosley Medical Group Annual Meeting- Guest Speaker- 2003
Dr. Parsley was invited to organize a continuing column named Cyberspace Chat in the Hair Transplant Forum International (the official medical publication of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) in 2000. In 2002, he became Co-Editor of the Forum and continued until 2005. He presently writes an Editor Emeritus column for the Forum in rotation with other past Forum editors.
Publications & Presentations:
Dr. Parsley has written 2 chapters in the latest issue of the textbook Hair Transplantation and has written another 2 chapters in the upcoming Stough/Haber textbook. He has also contributed articles to Cosmetic Surgery and to the Hair Transplant Forum International. He has been a faculty speaker at many national and international meetings since 1999.
Dr. Parsley is in private practice in Louisville, KY where he is also an Associate Clinical Professor in Dermatology.
Hair Loss Treatment Specialties:
Follicular unit transplantation
Female hair loss/restoration