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ASLMS Research Fund

Be a part of discovering new and exciting medical applications. A contribution to the ASLMS Research Fund provides a way for every member to participate in important research efforts.

Innovations in applications of lasers and related technology will continue in direct relationship to the financial support for research and development. The ASLMS Board of Directors has established a fund specifically to provide research grants to foster development of laser and energy-based technology in health care. Annually, the ASLMS Research and Development Committee awards these grants to members to support developments that improve patient care.

Your Contribution Will Make an Impact

Individuals who are in post-doctoral or residency training programs have been able to use ASLMS funded research as a catalyst to be successful in multiple ways, such as publishing, continued research and obtaining other funding.

Additionally, ASLMS dedicates research fund resources to support undergraduate and graduate students. It is through these funds that students gain the valuable experience necessary to advance career development.

Your donation is deductible under federal tax laws. All inquiries regarding ASLMS and its charitable solicitation registration, including requests for a copy of ASLMS’ financial statement, may be directed to ASLMS.

$25 - $99 Catalyst - A catalyst provokes change. Every single dollar you contribute to the ASLMS Research Program can have an immediate impact on the future of laser surgery arid medicine. Be a “Catalyst” and help us “jump start” laser research by encouraging all members to give.

$100 - $499 Futurist - Our futures as medical professionals, physicians and scientists will be shaped in large part by new developments and opportunities resulting from laser research. Become a “Futurist” and help improve patient care for the next generation.

$500 - $999 Explorer - Discoveries happen when curiosity leads to action. ASLMS “Explorers” add vital creative energy to science and are not afraid to venture into unknown territory. As an “Explorer,” you help nurture new ideas and new ways of thinking.

$1,000 - $2,499 Innovator - Innovators are change leaders. The development of new technologies advances the biomedical applications of lasers and other related technologies. As an ASLMS “Innovator,” you are receptive to new ideas and technologies.

$2,500 - $4,999 Visionary - True leaders envision a better world and will motivate others to get there. As an ASLMS “Visionary,” your leadership is an inspiration to the medical laser world.

$5,000+ Luminary - There are those in our field with truly revolutionary ideas, astounding insights, and a rare ability to help light the way for others. ASLMS “Luminaries” are shining examples of the entrepreneurial and scientific spirit that created this Society.

Contributions can be made at any time online at:  Donations | Donate - Research Fund

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2024 Research Fund Contributors

Last update on April 30, 2024

INNOVATOR ($1,000 - $2,499)  

  • Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA
  • Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD

FUTURIST ($100 - $499)

  • Shlomit Halachmi, MD, PhD
  • Ray C. Fluken, CLS
  • Kerrie Jiang, NP, MSN

CATALYST ($25 - $99)

  • Richard Bankowski
  • Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE 
  • Alissandro R. Castillo, MD, MBA
  • George Frangineas Jr.
  • Emily L. Guo, MD
  • Lisa M. Hamilton, OD



  • Bianca Y. Kang, BS, MD
  • Thomas E. Milner, PhD
  • Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
  • Jason N. Pozner, MD
  • Elizabeth L. Tanzi, MD, FAAD
  • Christopher B. Zachary, MBBS, FRCP


2023 Research Fund Contributors

Last update on December 31, 2023

INNOVATOR ($1,000 - $2,499)  

  • Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE
  • Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD

Explorer ($500-$999)

  • Jeremy B. Green, MD

FUTURIST ($100 - $499)

  • Jay Bhawalkar, PhD
  • Darrel L. Ellis, MD
  • Deborah M. Farrell, MD
  • Jean-Michel A. Mazer, MD
  • Andreas Widiansyah, MD

CATALYST ($25 - $99)

  • Meagan E. Alcorn-Parrett, BS
  • Sonja Barbarich, RN
  • John R. Friskey
  • Chandler S. Hartnett, CLS
  • Kerrie Jiang, NP, MSN
  • Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
  • Lily Park, DO
  • Jinze Qiu, PhD


Some individuals are also Founding Members of the Leon Goldman Circle in support of the Advancement of Laser Medicine Endowment Fund.

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. 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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