Each year at the Annual Conference, a number of prestigious awards are presented to individuals whose achievements have made a significant contribution to the field of lasers and energy-based devices for medicine. The award recipients are chosen from a pool of nominations.
Nominations for the 2024 honorary awards are closed.
Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Awards
Distinguished Contributor Award This award was established in 2007 by Candela Corporation, Cynosure, and DEKA to recognize an individual who has played a significant role in industry with multiple accomplishments. It is given in memory of the genius, leadership, and commitment of Dr. Horace Furumoto. Learn More
Young Investigator Award This award was established in 2007 by Candela Corporation, Cynosure, and DEKA to recognize and encourage the development of future technology innovators and leaders. It is given in memory of the genius, leadership, and commitment of Dr. Horace Furumoto. Learn More
Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award
This award was established in 1982 to recognize individuals for their accomplishments in either the research or clinical field, based on their lifetime contribution to laser technology. It is given in memory of Caroline and William Mark, who were pivotal in the formation of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Learn More
Leon Goldman Memorial Award
This award was established in 1998 to recognize a practicing physician whose career demonstrates excellence in clinical research, patient care, or education, related to medical lasers. It is given in memory of the many contributions of Leon Goldman, MD, the “Father of Laser Medicine.” Learn More
Ellet H. Drake Memorial Award
This award was established in 1995 to recognize a practicing physician who has contributed to innovative laser procedures and/or laser products for medicine. It is given in memory of Ellet Drake, MD, co-founder of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Learn More
Excellence in Laser Nursing/Allied Health Award
This award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding nursing and allied health contributions to ASLMS and the advancement of joint practice in laser medicine and surgery. It is given in recognition of candidates who have promoted laser medicine through demonstrated expertise, consistent professional conduct, and exceptional standards of practice. Learn More
Melanie C. Grossman, MD Award for Leadership, Mentorship, and Advocacy for Women in Medical Science
The ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award was established in 2015 to honor an individual who has significantly promoted the professional development of women in specialties using lasers and/or energy-based devices, through teaching, mentoring, organizational leadership, or public advocacy. In 2021, the award was renamed to honor Melanie C. Grossman, MD, a long-standing member of the ASLMS, who passed away early in the year. Learn More