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American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Announces New Officers

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

By Andrea Alstad | May 28, 2021

Wausau, WI - Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP was introduced as President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) during the ASLMS Business Meeting on May 15, 2021. ASLMS is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to promoting research, education, and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser and energy-based applications.

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Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP 

Dr. Chan is a specialist in dermatology. He is also 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, USA. Since 2005, he has served as an Associate Editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the official journal of the ASLMS. 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,” Chan said. “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. With 80% members from the United States and 20% international, ASLMS is a truly international organization and indeed my election as president is a strong reflection of our global nature. “

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 and 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 and Resident/Fellow Student, Ashaki Patel, MD. View the complete list of ASLMS Board of Directors. 

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) is the largest multi-disciplinary professional organization dedicated to the development and application of lasers and related technology for health care applications. ASLMS promotes excellence in patient care by advancing biomedical application of lasers and other related technologies worldwide. ASLMS members include physicians, surgeons, nurses, and allied health professionals representing multiple specialties, physicists involved in product development, biomedical engineers, biologists, industry representatives and manufacturers. For more information on the Society’s mission, vision, and leaders, visit ASLMS | About ASLMS

 

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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