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Volunteers are critical to the Society's ability to meet the diverse needs of its members. Each year the President and President-Elect appoint new members to a number of committees, which are marked:  Open to Volunteers. If you have thought about getting more involved, we may have opportunities that fit your interests. 

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

2017-2018

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        Serge R. Mordon, PhD
CHAIR        H. Ray Jalian, MD
MEMBER   Bernard Choi, PhD
MEMBER   Nazanin Saedi, MD
MEMBER   Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
MEMBER   Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Girish Munavalli, MD
MEMBER   Henry H. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP
MEMBER   Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
MEMBER   Richard Gregory, MD
MEMBER   Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA, FACS
MEMBER   Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD 
MEMBER   Rebecca L. Sprague, RN, NP-C
MEMBER   Bahman Sotoodian, MD
MEMBER   Joshua Burns
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        E. Duco Jansen, PhD
MEMBER   Murad Alam, MD, MSCI
MEMBER   Ashish C. Bhatia, MD
MEMBER   Robert A. Weiss, MD
MEMBER   George Hruza, MD, MBA
MEMBER   Alissandro Castillo, MD, MBA
MEMBER   Kachiu Lee, MD


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        J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
MEMBER   E. Duco Jansen, PhD
MEMBER   Gary Lask, MD
MEMBER   Vineet Mishra, MD
MEMBER   Bing Yu, PhD
MEMBER   Anne Marie Tremaine, MD
MEMBER   Neil S. Sadick, MD


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        Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA, FACS
MEMBER   Murad Alam, MD, MSCI
MEMBER   Kristen M. Kelly, MD
MEMBER   Harris Hausen, MD
MEMBER   Edward C. Kuan, MD
MEMBER   Austin Moy, 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 M. Rossi, MD
MEMBER   Bradley S. Bloom, MD
MEMBER   Catherine DiGiorgio, MD
MEMBER   Elizabeth Geddes, MD
MEMBER   Lisa Xu, MD
MEMBER   Jenny T. Mac
MEMBER   Andres Mar Erlendsson, MD, PhD


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 J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA , FACS
MEMBER   Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
MEMBER   H. Ray Jalien, MD
MEMBER   Serge R. Mordon, PhD
MEMBER   Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE
MEMBER   Kachiu C. Lee, MD, MPH
MEMBER   J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Utpal Patel, MD
MEMBER   Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD 
MEMBER   Rebecca L. Sprague, RN, NP-C
MEMBER   E. Victor Ross, MD
MEMBER   Sandeep S. Saluja, MD
MEMBER   Jenny T. Mac
MEMBER   Bahman Sotoodian, MD
MEMBER   Joshua Burns


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        Juanita J. Anders, PhD
MEMBER   Lawrence S. Bass, MD
MEMBER   Brian D. Zelickson, MD
MEMBER   Stephen Grifka, MD
MEMBER   Susan Hammerling, PA, MPAS
MEMBER   Lorenzo Kunze, ME
MEMBER   Leonardo Longo, 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        Deanne Mraz Robinson, MD
MEMBER   Karen L. Beasley, MD
MEMBER   Henry H. L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP
MEMBER   E. Victor Ross, MD
MEMBER   Bruce E. Katz, MD
MEMBER   Tom Griffin, MD
MEMBER   Ronald Harris, MD, MBA


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        Robert A. Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Jill S. Waibel, MD
MEMBER   Neil S. Sadick, MD
MEMBER   Bruce E. Katz, MD
MEMBER   Jeffrey S. Dover, MD
MEMBER   Elizabeth L. Tanzi, MD
MEMBER   Arisa E. Ortiz, 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        Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
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        David Baxter, PhD
MEMBER   Agustina Vila Echague, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Zeina S. Tannous, MD
MEMBER   Klaus Hoffmann, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Neil S. Sadick, MD
MEMBER   Hans Laubach, MD
MEMBER   Thanh-Nga Tran, 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   Deanne Robinson, MD
MEMBER   Ashish C. Bhatia, 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        Kristen M. Kelly, MD
MEMBER   H. Ray Jalien, MD
MEMBER   Serge R. Mordon, MD
MEMBER   Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
MEMBER   E. Victor Ross, MD
MEMBER   Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
MEMBER   Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
MEMBER   Anthony M. Rossi, 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        Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Adele Haimovic, MD
MEMBER   Tom Griffin, MD
MEMBER   Faezeh Razjouyan, MD
MEMBER   Mara C. Weinstein Velez, MD
MEMBER   Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
MEMBER   Bernard Choi, PhD
MEMBER   Jordan Wang, MD, MBE
MEMBER   Chris W. Robb, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Paul Herchman
MEMBER   Kunal Mitra, PhD
MEMBER   Raviraj Vankayala, PhD
MEMBER   Gloria Peithman, CRNP
MEMBER   Benjamin Garden, MD
MEMBER   Glauce M. Neff
MEMBER   Stephanie Campbell, DO
MEMBER   Griffin Churchwell


Now accepting nominations for a number of positions on the board of directors and the nominating committee until September 18, 2017. Submit a Nomination Now

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        Kristen M. Kelly, MD
MEMBER   Macrene R. Alexiades, MD
MEMBER   David Baxter, TD, Dphil
MEMBER   Kenneth A. Arndt, MD
MEMBER   Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
MEMBER   Jennifer Barton, PhD
MEMBER   Gary Lask, MD


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        Praveen Arany, DDS, PhD
MEMBER   Robert A. Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Omar Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Bing Yu, PhD
MEMBER   Sherry Thomas, MD
MEMBER   Bruce E. Katz, MD
MEMBER   Thanh-Nga Tran, MD, 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 N. Pozner, MD
MEMBER   Michael H. Gold, MD
MEMBER   Thomas E. Rohrer, MD
MEMBER   Eric F. 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 S. Munavalli, MD
MEMBER   Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
MEMBER   Rachel N. Pritzker, MD
MEMBER   Anthony M. Rossi, MD
MEMBER   Ramona Behshad, MD
MEMBER   Anne M. Chapas, MD
MEMBER   Dennis A. Porto, MD
MEMBER   Louis Scafuri
MEMBER   Farhaad Riyaz, MD
MEMBER   Sean Johnson
MEMBER   Sean T. Doherty, MD
MEMBER   Chiranjiv Chhabra, MD
MEMBER   Melanie D. Palm, MD, MBA


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 C. Bhatia, MD, FAAD
MEMBER   Patricia A. Owens, RN, MHA, CML, CNOR
MEMBER   Utpal Patel, MD PhD
MEMBER   David Verebelyi, MD
MEMBER   Dale Dansie
MEMBER   Bradley S. Bloom, MD
MEMBER   Jeremy A. Brauer, MD
MEMBER   Keyvan Nouri, MD
MEMBER   Elliott T. Weiss, MD
MEMBER   Anthony M. Rossi, MD
MEMBER   Geeta Shah, MD
MEMBER   Robert Bard, MD
MEMBER   Janel Zitzka, LPN
MEMBER   Anna Sylwestrowicz, MD
MEMBER   Shilpi Khetarpal, 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        Kristen M. Kelly, MD
MEMBER   Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
MEMBER   Jill S. Waibel, MD
MEMBER   Fernanda H. Sakamoto, MD, PhD
MEMBER   Susan Hammerling, PA, MPAS
MEMBER   Sheetal Davit
MEMBER   Nazanin Saedi, MD

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