ASLMS Announces New Officers


Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP, is the new President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP, is the new President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

Dr. Chan is currently the Honorary Clinical Professor and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist of the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, and Visiting Scientist (research staff) of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Since 2005, he has served as an Associate Editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. He is the recipient of numerous ASLMS awards and citations, including the Ellet H. Drake Memorial Award for his contributions to laser surgery.

“It is my greatest honor to serve as the 41st president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery,” Dr. Chan says in a news release. “I joined ASLMS as an international member over 20 years ago, and since then, I have attended every single Annual Conference. I have wonderful memories, not only learning new technology from key opinion leaders but more importantly, intellectual exchange and professional networking with colleagues from all parts of the world.“

Dr. Chan succeeds Thomas Rohrer, MD, who now serves as the Society’s Past President.

The 2021-22 ASLMS Executive Committee also includes:

  •  President-Elect Paul M. Friedman, MD
  •  Vice President Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA
  • Secretary Kristen M. Kelly, MD
  • Treasurer E. Victor Ross, MD,
  • Treasurer-Elect Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
  • Historian J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD

Other new members of the Board include:

Representatives for Laser Surgery: Molly Wanner, MD, MBA and Macrene Alexiades, MD, PhD

 Early Career Scientist: Student Bonnie Carney, PhD

 Resident/Fellow Student: Ashaki Patel, MD

View the complete list of ASLMS Board of Directors here

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