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2016-2017

Each year, the President-Elect appoints new members to a number of committees (marked Open to volunteers.). For more information about volunteering to serve on a committee, please contact ASLMS.


Committee members can now view their committees online by logging in and visiting My Committees.

Annual Conference Program Committee

This Annual Conference Program Committee supervises all aspects of program planning for each Annual Conference including selection of section chairpersons and establishing the program format for the conference.

CHAIR        Bernard Choi, PhD
CHAIR        Nazanin Saedi, MD
CHAIR        Arisa Ortiz, M.D.
MEMBER   Jeremy Green, MD
MEMBER   Ashish Bhatia, MD, FAAD
MEMBER   Ron Allison, MD 
MEMBER   H. Ray Jalian, MD
MEMBER   Serge Mordon, PhD
MEMBER   Kristen Kelly, MD
MEMBER   Richard Gregory, MD
MEMBER   Raymond Lanzafame, MD, MBA, FACS
MEMBER   Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD 
MEMBER   Mary Stoll, BS RN
MEMBER   Edward C. Kuan, MD, MBA
MEMBER   Austin J. Moy, PhD
MEMBER   Sandeep S. Saluja, MD
MEMBER   Jenny T. Mac


Audit Committee

The Audit Committee provides oversight to the Society for financial statement integrity, financial practices, management and audits, internal control systems and standards of conduct. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Vineet Mishra, MD
MEMBER   E. Duco Jansen, PhD
MEMBER   Murad Alam, MD, MSCI
MEMBER   Mathew Avram, MD, JD
MEMBER   Elizabeth Tanzi, MD
MEMBER   Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD


Awards Committee

The Awards Committee recommends individuals for recognition by the Society, including the Caroline and William Mark Memorial, Ellet H. Drake Memorial, Leon Goldman Memorial, and Nursing/Allied Health Excellence Awards, as well as the Dr. Horace Furumoto Research Awards. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Roy Geronemus, MD
MEMBER   J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
MEMBER   E. Duco Jansen, PhD
MEMBER   Elliott T. Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Ron R. Allison, MD
MEMBER   Jeremy B. Green, MD
MEMBER   Ashish C. Bhatia, MD, FAAD


Constitution and Bylaws Committee

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee deals with all questions related to the Society's governing documents, including requests for amendments. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        George Hruza, MD, MBA
MEMBER   Raymond Lanzafame, MD, MBA, FACS
MEMBER   Murad Alam, MD, MSCI
MEMBER   Margaret Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Tianyi Wang, PhD
MEMBER   Brian Zelickson, MD


Early Career Committee

The charge of the committee is to attract and retain future leaders of the ASLMS by focusing on the educational and networking needs of early career professionals interested in the field of lasers and energy-based devices. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Anthony Rossi, MD
MEMBER   Bradley S. Bloom, MD
MEMBER   Cindy Yoonsoo Bae, MD
MEMBER   H. Ray Jalian, MD
MEMBER   Austin J. Moy, PhD
MEMBER   Edward C. Kuan, MD, MBA


Education, Standards and Innovations Committee

The Education and Standards Innovations Committee is responsible for developing strategies and pathways to implement the Society's educational services, consistent with the Society's philosophies and policies. It serves as a resource and consulting body assisting with the development and implementation of the Society's educational programs.

CHAIR        Raymond Lanzafame, MD, MBA , FACS
MEMBER   Kristen Kelly, MD
MEMBER   Mathew Avram, MD, JD
MEMBER   Bernard Choi, PhD
MEMBER   Nazanin Saedi, MD
MEMBER   Arisa Ortiz, M.D.
MEMBER   J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD 
MEMBER   Utpal Patel, MD
MEMBER   Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD 
MEMBER   Mary Stoll, B.S., R.N.
MEMBER   E. Victor Ross, MD
MEMBER   Iris Rubin, MD 
MEMBER   Edward C. Kuan, MD, MBA
MEMBER   Austin J. Moy, PhD
MEMBER   Sandeep S. Saluja, MD
MEMBER   Jenny T. Mac


Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Committee

The Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee makes recommendations to the Board regarding any matters concerning ethics or conflict of interest referred to the Committee by the Board, administrative staff or members. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Roxanne Sylora, MD
MEMBER   Juanita Anders, PhD
MEMBER   Lawrence S Bass, MD
MEMBER   David McDaniel, MD
MEMBER   E. Duco Jansen, PhD
MEMBER   Dan Friedmann, MD
MEMBER   Vineet Mishra, MD


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for making recommendations regarding fiscal policy for the Society and will review yearly budgets prepared by the Treasurer who is a member of the committee. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Robert Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Deanne Mraz Robinson, MD
MEMBER   Karen L. Beasley, MD
MEMBER   Bahman Anvari, PhD
MEMBER   Laurie Grizzard
MEMBER   Richard Bankowski
MEMBER   E. Victor Ross, MD


Fundraising Committee

The primary responsibility of the Fundraising Committee is to solicit sponsorship funds to support ASLMS programs and raise funds to support and sustain the ASLMS research program. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Jeffrey Dover, MD, FRCPC
MEMBER   Robert Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Jason Pozner, MD
MEMBER   George Hruza, MD, MBA
MEMBER   Eric Bernstein, MD, MSE
MEMBER   Michael Gold, MD
MEMBER   Tara Kono, MD


Human Resources Committee

This committee shall evaluate and make recommendations to the Board regarding human resources issues, staffing and other related needs of the Society. Members will include the President, Secretary and Treasurer. If a Treasurer-Elect is serving, he or she will serve as a non-voting member of the Committee.

CHAIR        Kristen Kelly, MD
MEMBER   Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD 
MEMBER   E. Victor Ross, MD


International Affairs Committee

The International Affairs Committee considers any business of the Society related to its affiliation and cooperation with other societies on an international basis. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Juanita Anders, PhD
MEMBER   David Baxter, PhD
MEMBER   Agustina Vila Echague, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Jeremy A. Brauer, MD
MEMBER   Keyvan Nouri, MD
MEMBER   Klaus Hoffmann, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Fernanda H Sakamoto MD, PhD


Investment Committee

The Investment Committee assures that the investments of the Society meet the Society's investment goals. The Committee shall consist of the Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Director, current chair of the Finance Committee and a member appointed by the President-Elect to serve a three (3) year term.

CHAIR        E. Victor Ross, MD
MEMBER   Richard Bankowski
MEMBER   George Hruza, MD, MBA
MEMBER   Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD 
MEMBER   Robert Weiss, MD


Marketing and Public Relations Committee

The Marketing and Public Relations Committee oversees public relations and marketing activities that support the vision, mission, and policies of the Society. Activities include facilitating membership recruitment and retention, enhanced membership services, communications and promoting the Annual Conference and other activities sponsored by the Society. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Robert Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Nazanin Saedi, MD
MEMBER   Bernard Choi, PhD
MEMBER   Arisa Ortiz, M.D.
MEMBER   Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD 
MEMBER   E. Victor Ross, MD
MEMBER   Mitchel P. Goldman, MD


Membership Committee

The Membership Task Force assists ASLMS staff in reviewing and recommending activities that promote and retain members. The task force will develop new member communication strategies to keep members engaged. The task force will also evaluate member recruitment and retention programs, utilizing a variety of measures including membership satisfaction and membership trends. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Eric Bernstein, MD, MSE
MEMBER   Vineet Mishra, MD
MEMBER   Dianne Quibell, MD
MEMBER   Agustina Vila Echague, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Richard Bankowski
MEMBER   Leonardo Longo, MD
MEMBER   Austin Moy, PhD


Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee will identify individuals who are capable, talented, interested, and willing to serve as directors and Society or division offices. The Nominating Committee shall consist of seven (7) voting members of the Society, one of which shall be the immediate Past President who shall serve as chairperson, three (3) shall be appointed by the Board of Directors at its annual meeting and the remainder shall be elected by the membership.

CHAIR        Robert Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Karen Beasley, MD
MEMBER   Roy Geronemus, MD
MEMBER   Nazanin Saedi, MD
MEMBER   E. Duco Jansen, PhD
MEMBER   Patricia Owens, RN, MHA, CML, CNOR
MEMBER   Walfre Franco, PhD


Research and Development Committee

The Research and Development Committee leads the development and implementation of the Society's student and non-student research initiatives. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Deanne Mraz Robinson, MD
MEMBER   Praveen Arany, DDS, PhD
MEMBER   Robert Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Tianyi Wang, PhD
MEMBER   Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
MEMBER   David McDaniel, MD
MEMBER   E. Duco Jansen, PhD


Silent Auction Committee

The primary responsibility of the Silent Auction Committee is to solicit sponsorship funds to support the annual ASLMS Silent Auction and raise funds to support and sustain the ASLMS research program. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Jason Pozner, MD
MEMBER   Michael Gold, MD
MEMBER   Thomas Rohrer, MD
MEMBER   Eric Bernstein, MD, MSE
MEMBER   Gary Chuang, MD 
MEMBER   Bruce E. Katz, MD


Social Media Committee

The purpose of the Social Media Committee is to assist ASLMS staff in reviewing and recommending activities that improve social media efforts. The committee works to refine existing social media strategies and to develop new strategies to build and maintain online communities. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Nazanin Saedi, MD
MEMBER   Girish Munavalli, MD
MEMBER   Kavita Mariwalla, MD
MEMBER   Arisa Ortiz, MD
MEMBER   Austin Moy, PhD
MEMBER   Bishr Al Dabagh, MD
MEMBER   Rachel Pritzker, MD
MEMBER   Yasaman Damestani, PhD
MEMBER   Anthony Rossi, MD
MEMBER   Ramona Behshad, MD
MEMBER   Anne Chapas, MD
MEMBER   David Rayhan
MEMBER   Dennis Porto, MD
MEMBER   Louis Scafuri
MEMBER   Farhaad Riyaz, MD


Web Strategy Committee

ASLMS Staff and the Web Strategy Committee work with the web consultant to assist with developing web strategy, architecture, design and content for the redesigned ASLMS website. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Nazanin Saedi, MD
MEMBER   Jennifer Barton, PhD
MEMBER   Ashish Bhatia, MD, FAAD
MEMBER   Patricia Owens, RN, MHA, CML, CNOR
MEMBER   Utpal Patel, MD PhD
MEMBER   James Tunnell, PhD
MEMBER   David Verebelyi, MD
MEMBER   Tianyi Wang, PhD
MEMBER   Robert Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Dale Dansie
MEMBER   Sean T Johnson
MEMBER   Shannon Ginnan, MD
MEMBER   Bradley S. Bloom, MD
MEMBER   Jeremy A. Brauer, MD
MEMBER   Keyvan Nouri, MD
MEMBER   Elliott T. Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Anthony Rossi, MD


Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee

Highlight the excellence of women involved in the ASLMS and implement strategies to advance networking and training opportunities. Promote the professional development of women using energy-based technologies at all career and training levels through teaching, mentoring and organization leadership. Open to volunteers.

CHAIR        Thanh-Nga T. Tran, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Kristen Kelly, MD 
MEMBER   Arisa Ortiz, MD
MEMBER   Raiyan T. Zaman
MEMBER   Rebecca Kazin, MD
MEMBER   Margaret A. Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Petra Wilder-Smith, DDS, PhD

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