My name is Jessica Labadie and I am a second-year dermatology resident at Northwestern University in Chicago. I am from Rhode Island and went to undergrad at Brown University. I went to medical school at the University of California, Irvine where I was introduced to the use of lasers and energy-based devices by my mentors Dr. Christopher Zachary, Dr. Kristen Kelly and Dr. Brian Wong. Whether treating a teenager with acne scarring, infants with port wine stains or adults with photodamage, I was impressed by the wide range of uses and the impact laser treatments can have on a diverse group of patients.
During my intern year in Chicago, I worked closely with Dr. Aleksandar Krunic who introduced me to opportunities for innovation within laser surgery. One of our most interesting projects involved studying the efficacy of double-pulsing epidermal pigmented lesions with a pulsed dye laser and compression device, which I had the opportunity to present at the 2017 ASLMS Annual Conference.
As a dermatology resident, I have been inspired by my mentors, Dr. Murad Alam, Dr. Jeffrey Dover and Dr. Kenneth Arndt to continue to pursue both clinical and research interests. My current research is focused on expanding the use of laser devices for treatment of GVHD, women’s health and understanding the cosmetic motivations of patients with a history of cancer or other major medical illness.
I am incredibly honored to join the ASLMS Resident/Fellow Student Board and I look forward to promoting the interests of members of the ASLMS early career network!
In my spare time, I enjoy running, yoga, travelling and spending time with husband, family, friends and my goldendoodle, Zoe.