Dr. K. Wade Foster, MD, Ph.D

Dr. K. Wade Foster grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He and his wife Chrisjonna have been married for 25 years and have four children. Dr. Foster attended Idaho State University where he received a B.S. in Biology. As an undergraduate he was the recipient of multiple academic awards including the Kasiska Family Scholarship, Datus M. Hammond Award, Outstanding Student in the Biological Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inductee, and Dean’s List awardee for four consecutive years. Dr. Foster is fluent in German.

In 1996, Dr. K. Wade Foster was accepted into the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB). At UAB, he was awarded the John R. Durant Award for Excellence in Cancer Research 11-13-00, the Samuel B. Barker Award for Excellence in Research, and the Emily Omura M.D. Award from the UAB Department of Dermatology.

In 2001, Dr. Foster was awarded a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the UAB Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics. In 2003, he completed the M.D. degree. Thereafter, he completed Internship in Internal Medicine (2003-2004) and Dermatology Residency (2004-2007) at UAB.

In 2007, he completed specialized fellowship training which gave him extensive experience in hair transplantation, Mohs and reconstructive surgery, laser and cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles, CA under the direction of Drs. Ronald L. Moy and Edgar Fincher. Dr. Foster has also received additional training in hair transplant surgery at Bosley Headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA in 2007. 

Dr. K. Wade Foster has over 27 peer-reviewed publications and has performed hundreds of hair transplant surgeries on men and women alike. He is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, American Board of Dermatology, and American College of Mohs Surgery.

Dr. K. Wade Foster – A Dermatologist is Recommended at Providing Hair Transplants

Why is having a hair transplant better with a dermatologist? A dermatologist’s training specializes in the treatment of skin and hair. Their training and experience provides a more in depth diagnosis of medical conditions that cause hair loss. Since hair loss can be the result of more than common genetic pattern baldness, the cause of most hair loss in hair transplant patients, a dermatologist can better distinguish an accurate diagnosis. There are many medical conditions and diseases that cause permanent or temporary hair loss so it’s vitally important to correctly diagnose the cause the first time.