Volunteer Opportunities

As a non for profit organization, KRF needs your help. This is a brand new entity and we need help in the following areas:

Information Technology (IT)/ Web Development:

We need to improve our site and enhance our membership functionality.


On July 21, 2011, KRF appointed Attorney Ronald R. Benjamin of Binghamton, New York as its General Counsel. He will oversee all legal matters that concern operations of KRF.

Medical Writing:

We need to develop several medical documents, brochures, research protocols, research consent forms, etc.

Patient Advocacy:

On July 18, 2011, Mr. Alexander Duggan was appointed to the patient advocacy arm of KRF. We continue to welcome others who would like to collaborate with KRF

Membership Management:

Strength of each organization is dependant on its members. We need to reach out to patients who suffer from keloid, as well as scientist who are interested in conducting research in this disease. As keloid does not recognize geographical borders, our member ship shall be international

Organizing the first Annual Meeting:

KRF plans to have its first Annual Scientific Meeting in late 2012. This meeting will feature lectures, poster presentations, and exhibitions. This is an area of great interest and KRF needs volunteers to make this happen.

Statistical/Data Management Support:

Soul and Heart of research rests in its statistics and analyzing the data. We need to capture and analyze tremendous amount of data.

Physical facility:

KRF does not have a physical home yet. We need to establish a location for the headquarters of KRF in New York City. We hope to find volunteers who can donate a physical location / office space to KRF until KRF is able to raise funds to pay for its physical home.

Following are also other areas we need help with

Public Relations


Clerical Support

Please contact Dr. Tirgan at htirgan@aol.com if you would like to help us.

    KRF Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Keloids:

    (January 11, 2019) KRF is proud to announce publication of several Keloid Treatment Guidelines. Authoring and production of these Guidelines has been a time-consuming task, yet one that has been long waited for. These Guidelines reflect the most up to date approach to treatment of keloids. We hope that the Guideline allow for establishment of standards in treating keloid patients across the globe. KRF Practice Guidelines.

    3rd International Keloid Symposium:

    (July 15, 2018) KRF is proud to announce that the 2nd was successfully held on June 7-8, 2018 in Rome, Italy with attendees from 22 different countries. During this meeting, KRF was invited to host the 3rd International Keloid Symposium in Beijing. Since the Rome meeting, the organizing committee has worked hard to make this a reality. We are now pleased to announce that our next meeting, the 3rd International Keloid Symposium, which will be a three day meeting will be held in Beijing, China on April 19-21 at the Lecture Hall of the Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Click on the image below to be directed to the symposium website.

    2nd International Keloid Symposium:

    (January 18, 2018) KRF is proudly announcing that the 2nd will be held on June 7-8, 2018 in Rome, Italy. Click on the image below to be directed to the symposium website.

    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.