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ASLMS Task Forces

Skin of Color Task Force

ASLMS is aware that the country’s demographics are changing and that light-based devices can have more risk or have different safety concerns for skin of color patients. Because of this, ASLMS brought together a multidisciplinary group to better understand what we can do to mitigate these obstacles.


CHAIR          Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA
MEMBER     Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH 
MEMBER     Henry Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP
MEMBER     Joohee Han, MD
MEMBER     Kerrie Jiang, NP, MSN 
MEMBER     Wendy Johnson
MEMBER     Keyvan Nouri, MD, MBA
MEMBER     Susruthi Rajanala, MD 
MEMBER     Luv Robinson


Task Force on Clinical Guidelines

  • Develop a structure for creating clinical practice guidelines under the ASLMS umbrella. (Guidelines could be endorsed by ASLMS or created by ASLMS.)
  • Develop a mechanism to identify specific topics for which guidelines should be prioritized.       


CHAIR          Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA
MEMBER     Brian Cahn, MD 
MEMBER     Rachel Christensen, BS
MEMBER     Jessica G. Labadie, MD
MEMBER     Molly Wanner, MD, MBA


Task Force on Collaborative Research

  • Develop a mechanism whereby ASLMS can engage its membership in doing clinical research. 
  • Work with other societies on use of cosmetic and laser treatments to address dermatologic diseases. 


CHAIR          Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA
MEMBER     Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc
MEMBER     Shlomit Halachmi, MD, PhD
MEMBER     Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
MEMBER     Bianca Y. Kang, BS, MD
MEMBER     Kristen M. Kelly, MD
MEMBER     Kachiu C. Lee, MD, MPH
Yakir Levin, MD, PhD
MEMBER     Edit Olasz Harken, MD PhD
MEMBER     Jeffrey S. Orringer, MD
MEMBER     Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
MEMBER     Emil A. Tanghetti, MD
MEMBER     Molly Wanner, MD, MBA
MEMBER     Albert Wolkerstorfer, MD, PhD
MEMBER     Faraaz Zafar, MD


Task Force on New Beginnings


CHAIR          Paul Friedman, MD
MEMBER     Tina Alster, MD 
MEMBER     Rox Anderson, MD
MEMBER     Eliot Battle, MD
MEMBER     Lesley Clark-Loeser, MD
MEMBER     Doris Day, MD
MEMBER     Emily Guo, MD
MEMBER     Jamie Hu, MD
MEMBER     Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH 
MEMBER     Hasina Maredia, MD 
MEMBER     Alisha Merlo
MEMBER     Taryn Murray, MD 
MEMBER     Fernanda Sakamoto, MD, PhD
MEMBER     Pooja Sodha, MD
MEMBER     Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, FAAD

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