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Release: April 24, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on hair
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Albert E. Cram, M.D., University
of Iowa professor of surgery and a plastic surgeon with University of Iowa
Health Care, will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion
on hair transplants with a nationwide audience from 6 to 7 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday,
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com
and can be accessed by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home
page under "Upcoming Events."
Male or female pattern hair loss or thinning are the
main reasons for considering hair transplant surgery. More than 200,000 Americans
each year elect to have the surgery as a means to permanently complete hair
restoration, taking advantage of new surgical techniques that make the process
virtually painless and invisible.
After receiving his medical degree from the University
of Nebraska College of Medicine in Lincoln, Cram completed his residency in
surgery at the UI Hospitals and Clinics and a fellowship in plastic surgery
at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He joined the UI faculty in 1974.
Cram, who also holds academic appointments in the
UI departments of otolaryngology and orthopaedic surgery, is a member of the
American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic
Surgery and the Liposuction Society. He also is a fellow in the American College
of Surgeons. He is past president of the Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons
and the Iowa Society of Plastic Surgeons. His clinical expertise is in plastic
surgery, including both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care
professionals and dialogue from past chats can be accessed by logging on to
www.uihealthcare.com and clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom
of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com
is part of an increasing trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services
through the Internet. According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue,
a New York firm that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22
million World Wide Web users seeking health information over the Internet.
Cyber Dialogue projects that number to increase to 33 million over the next
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.