Physician Members

Reza Ghohestani, MD

Texas Institute of Dermatology
24165 West Interstate Highway 10, Suite 102
San Antonio, TX

Ali Daneshvar, MD

Advanced Pathology Laboratory
1015 New Road
Northfield, NJ

Djoned Sananto, MD

Head of Plastic Surgery Department
Haji General Hospital
Manyar Kertoadi,Surabaya 60117
East Java, Indonesia

Peter B Olaitan, MD

Senior Lecturer/Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
LAUTECH Teaching Hospital
Osogbo, Osun State

Farood Ahmad Bhat, MD

Plastic Surgeon
King Saud Medical City
Saudi Arabia

Kevin S. Hopkins, MD

Plastic Surgeon
Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 South Alameda St
Corpus Christi, TX

Mohamed Ashraf El Meleigy, MD, PhD

Plastic Surgeon
Cairo University - Kasr Al Ainy Hospital
20 El batal Ahmed Abd El Aziz street

Thushan Beneragama, MD

Plastic Surgeon
National Hospital of Sri Lanka
Regent Street
Sri Lanka

Viachaslau Basalai, MD

Burn Surgeon
Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education
157-323, Nezavisimosti ave

Grace M. Lopez, MD

edical Skin Health Training a Foundation, Inc.
30 Examiner St. West Triangle
Quezon City

Kannan Prema MD

Plastic Surgeon
Apollo Hospitals
1, 3rd circular road, 2nd cross Street, jawahar nagar

Rasheed Aranmolate, MD

Plastic Surgeon
Grandville Medical and Laser
36 Ogunlana Drive Surulere

Patricia L. Danielsen, MD, PhD

Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen University
Bispebjerg Bakke 23
2400 Copenhagen NV

Agueda Sena Carvalho, MD

Plastic Surgeon
Faculty Medicine, Porto University
Travessa Campos 75-4șCT-FT
Candal-Vila Nova Gaia

Jonel Breytenbach, MD

Plastic Surgeon
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences
Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital
Pretoria, Garankuwa
South Africa

Lamont R Jones, MD, MBA

ENT Surgeon
Henry Ford Health System
2799 West Grand Blvd

Dr. Margaret Shanthi

Assoc. prof. of Pharmacology
Coordinator for MBBS and Post graduate programme
Christian Medical College
Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Arati Sharma, MD

Homoeopathy Medicine
Sri Aurobindo Society
11, Saint Martin Street

Chan, T.F. Tony, MD

General Surgery
Genesis Minimal Invasive Surgery Centre
8/F Yue Hwa International Building
Hong Kong

Sang Ju Lee, MD, PhD

Yonsei Star Skin & Laser Clinic
72-14, Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu
Sount Korea

John Pomann, MD

Beaumont Hospital
2710 Forest View Ct
Rochester Hills, MI

Canaan L. Harris, MD

ENT Surgeon
St. Joseph Hospital
1315 St Joseph Parkway 1001
Houston, TX


    Notice of 501 (C)(3) Status:

    (February 1, 2017) Keloid Research Foundation has been determined by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(C)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to KRF under IRC Section 170. Click here to view the 501(C)(3) Exemption Document.

    Journal of Keloid Research:

    (December 3, 2016)KRF is proud to announce establishment of Keloid Research, an open access scientific publication of the Keloid Research Foundation. Until now, keloid manuscripts have been published in a variety of journals. Our goal is to create a centralized publishing platform for all researchers who are passionate about this disorder, so that relevant clinical and laboratory research can be published in one place and under one umbrella. The journal is aiming to provide an international forum for the publication of original work, describing basic science, translational and clinical investigations in keloid disorder.

    Keloid Staging System:

    (August 19, 2016) In his most recent publication, "Neck Keloids: evaluation of risk factors and recommendation for keloid staging system" Dr. Tirgan has designed a staging system that allows for proper categorization and grouping of keloid patients into various stages.

    To assess each keloid patient properly, to better understand the natural history of this disorder, and to be able to compare future keloid study results among various patients groups, we clearly need a staging system that can allow us to describe the severity keloid disorder based on the size, location and/or extent of the keloidal lesions; as well as history of surgery or radiation therapy, and perhaps other factors that are currently unknown to us. Please click HERE to read more.

    International Keloid Symposium:

    (March 11, 2016) KRF is proudly announcing that the 1st ever will be held on September 8 - 9, 2016 at Rockefeller University in New York. KRF Extends its gratitude to Rockefeller University for hosting this meeting and its support for keloid research. Click on the image below to be directed to the symposium website.

  • March 11, 2016
  • Dr. Patricia Danielsen has joined the board of Directors of KRF:

    KRF is pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Danielsen has joined the board of directors of KRF. Dr. Danielsen is a dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology and Copenhagen Wound Healing Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark. She has a PhD in wound healing and scar treatment science and a continuing academic career with a special focus on keloid scar disease. We welcome Dr. Danielsen and look forward to working with her in strengthening KRF.

  • November 1, 2015
  • KRF presentations at ETRS 2015 meeting:
  • Dr. Michael H. Tirgan was invited and gave two talks on Keloid Disorder at the Keloid Satellite Symposium during the 7th Joint Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society & the Wound Healing Society that was held 21-23 October 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • August 15, 2015
  • Atlas of Ear Keloids:
  • KRF is pleased to announce publication of it first sponsored book, Atlas of Ear Keloids. This full color atlas, authored by Dr. Michael Tirgan, provides an insight into natural history of ear keloids. With over 130 full color images of ear keloids, Dr. Tirgan provides a solid proof that surgery is not a treatment for keloid disorder.

    Atlas of Ear Keloids by Dr. Michael H. Tirgan

  • August 1, 2015
  • KRF presenting at ETRS 2015 meeting:
  • KRF was able to arrange for a scientific session dedicated to keloid research the 7th Joint Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society & the Wound Healing Society that will be held 21-23 October 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This will be the very first dedicated scientific session that KRF has been able to organize.

  • November 11, 2011
  • KRF Formally Registered in New York State
  • KRF is pleased to announce that its Certificate of Incorporation was accepted and filled by the State of New York. KRF is now able to conduct fund raising activities to support conduct of much needed research in the field of Keloid.
  • October 18, 2011
  • Grant Approval from Rockefeller University
  • KRF is pleased to announce that Dr. Tirgan's proposal to study "Pathogenesis of Keloid" was approved by the Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. (RUCCTS Grant # 2UL1RR024143 from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health). We thank Rockefeller University for extending support to our fight against keloid disorder. is the official website of the main study.
  • October 14, 2011
  • Dr. James N. Musyoka, joins KRF
  • KRF is pleased to announce that Dr. Musyoka has joined KRF. Dr. Musyoka has just completed his PhD with focus on would healing and keloid research and has previously conducted laboratory research in this area. We welcome Dr. Musyoka as a new member of KRF.
  • August 4, 2011
  • Dr. Djoned Sananto joins KRF
  • KRF is pleased to announce that Dr. Sananto, Head of Plastic Surgery Department at Haji General Hospital in Indonesia, has joined KRF. Dr. Sananto has strong interest in keloid disorder, actively treats patients with keloids, has previously conducted laboratory research in keloid and published the study results. We welcome Dr. Sananto as a new member of KRF.
  • July 28, 2011
  • Advanced Pathology Laboratory Partners with KRF
  • KRF is pleased to announce that the Director of Advanced Pathology Laboratory, Dr. Ali Daneshvar, has made a long term commitment to serve as the Tissue Bank arm of KRF. Advanced Pathology Laboratory is a CLIA certified full service pathology laboratory, located in Northfiled, New Jersey.
  • July 21, 2011
  • KRF Appoints General Counsel
  • KRF is pleased to announce appointment of its General Counsel. Attorney Ronald R. Benjamin of Binghamton, New York has been appointed General Counsel for Keloid Research Foundation. He will oversee all legal matters that concern operations of KRF. Mr. Benjamin has been practicing public interest law since 1979.
  • July 18, 2011
  • Certificate of Incorporation for KRF
  • The Certificate of Incorporation for KRF was completed by three initial board members, Michael Tirgan, MD acting as the Medical Officer, Nadereh Nouhi acting as the Business Manager and Alexander Duggan acting as the Patient Advocate and Liaison.