About Dr. Carman

Dr. Timothy Carman M.D., is a native La Jollan, and as such began his undergraduate training at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) where he triple-majored in Physiological Psychology, Mammalian Physiology, and Biochemistry and Cell Biology, with a minor in Visual Arts. Following graduation, he attended George Washington University School of Medicine. He went on to receive his training in General and Trauma Surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California.

Ultimately, in 1994, Dr. Carman chose a career in Emergency Medicine, as this allowed him to practice his surgical skills, as well as afford him a flexible schedule that would allow him to devote time to his family and interests outside of Medicine, namely painting, sculpting and music composition.

Beginning around the year 2000, Dr. Carman decided to make the transition into private practice, specifically to specialize in cosmetic procedures, as this seemed the best marriage of his skills as a surgeon and artist. He was accepted into and successfully completed a two-year Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at USC affiliated Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital, where his cases included pediatric burn patients referred from the USC Burn Unit. Among the varied procedures performed on these individuals, the recreation/reconstruction of the natural features of the face and hair-bearing scalp seemed to impart the greatest impact on his patient’s confidence and self-esteem.

From those experiences, Dr. Carman decided to concentrate the focus of his practice on procedures involving the head and neck, and more specifically, to hair transplantation. Dr. Carman has been a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons since 2003, and, unlike previous pioneers in the field of hair restoration who are largely self-taught, Dr. Carman enjoys boasting of receiving the gold standard for academic training in the field of Hair Restoration Surgery, namely, serving a year-long Fellowship in hair restoration surgery recognized by all the leading hair restoration societies, as well as the American Board of Hair Restoration.

Dr. Timothy Carman M.D., feels privileged to join forces with Dr. William Reed at La Jolla Hair Restoration Medical Center, and looks forward to advancing the philosophy and traditions that have been established by the vision of Dr. Reed and the entire hair restoration team.

Education, Fellowships & Board Certifications:

University of California, San Diego-Undergraduate Degree (BA)
Majors in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Mammalian Physiology, and Physiological Psychology with minor in Fine Arts.

George Washington University School of Medicine-Medical Degree (MD)
Washington, DC

Washington Hospital Center-Surgical Internship
Washington, DC

Cedars Sinai Medical Center-Surgical Residency Training
Beverly Hills, California

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital/USC
Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Los Angeles, California

Memberships & Affiliations:

Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
Member, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
Member, American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Member, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
Member, Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians
Member, American Hair Loss Association

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