ASLMS Announces New Officers

May 26, 2022
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Dr. Paul M. Friedman is the new President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Paul M. Friedman, MD is the new President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

Dr. Friedman, board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is the director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center of Houston, Texas. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical School, department of dermatology, and a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital. He is also on staff at Texas Children's Hospital and Memorial-Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. 

Dr. Friedman has been recognized as a leading physician and researcher in the field and has also been involved in the development of several new laser systems and therapeutic techniques now commonly used throughout the world. He is passionate about supporting philanthropic causes through his work. 

“I am honored to serve as the president of this incredible society. In the coming year, I will be looking to the membership to bring their talents forward to help change lives with lasers,” says Friedman in a news release. “There are plenty of needs and opportunities. My goal is to bridge the gap and help those patients who desperately need our expertise.“ 

Dr. Friedman succeeds Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP, who now serves as the Society’s Past President. The 2022-23 ASLMS Executive Committee also includes President-Elect Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA; Vice President Arisa E. Ortiz, MD; Secretary Kristen M. Kelly, MD; Treasurer Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD; and Historian J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD.

Other new members of the Board include representatives for:

·     Basic Science, Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD and Thomas E. Milner, PhD

·     Industrial/R&D, Brad Hauser

·     Laser Medicine, Christopher B. Zachary, MBBS, FRCP

·     Laser Safety, H. Ray Jalian, MD

·     Laser Surgery, Anne M. Chapas, MD

Also starting their term are two new Student Board Representatives,  Early Career Scientist Nitesh Katta, PhD, MSc, BTech and Resident/Fellow Anna-Marie Hosking, MS, MD. View the complete list of ASLMS Board of Directors. 

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