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Editorial Board

Lasers In Surgery and Medicine

Editor in Chief

Brian Wong, MD, PhD, FACS - Beckman Laser Institute | University of California | Irvine, California

Managing Editor

Beth Mallen - Phone: (615) 330-1418 | Email:

Senior Advisors

R. Rox Anderson, MD - Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, Massachusetts
J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD - Beckman Laser Institute | University of California | Irvine, California

Associate Editors

Henry Hin Lee Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP - University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong SAR, China
Steen J. Madsen, PhD - University of Nevada, Las Vegas | Las Vegas, Nevada
Serge Mordon, PhD - INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) | Lille University Hospital | Lille, France
Lou Reinisch, PhD - New York Institute of Technology | Old Westbury, New York
E. Victor Ross, MD - Naval Medial Center San Diego | San Diego, California
Emil A. Tanghetti, MD - Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery | Sacramento, California
Guillermo J. Tearney, MD, PhD, FACC, FCAP
- Harvard Medical School | Boston, Massachusetts

Editorial Board

Macrene Alexiades, MD, PhD - Yale University School of Medicine | New York, New York
Walfre Franco, PhD - University of Massachusetts Lowell | Lowell, Massachusetts
Merete Hædersal, Professor, MD, PhD, DMSc - Dept. Of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen University | Copenhagen, Denmark
Taro Kono, MD, PhD
- Tokai University School of Medicine | Tokyo, Japan
Hans-Joachim Laubach, MD - Laser and Aesthetic Dermatology | Strasbourg, France
Gangjun Liu, Ph.D - Shenzhen Graduate School, Peking University | Shenzhen, China 
Gilly S. Munavalli, MD, MHS, FACMS - Medical Director/ Founder, Dermatology, Laser, & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, PLLC | Charlotte, North Carolina
Arisa E. Ortiz, MD - University of California, San Diego | San Diego, California
David M. Ozog, MD - Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital | Detroit, Michigan
Anthony M. Rossi, MD, FAAD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Peter R. Shumaker, MDVA San Diego Healthcare System, University of California, San Diego | San Diego, California 
Eric Tkaczyk, MD. PhD - Vanderbilt Cutaneous Imaging Clinic| Nashville, Tennessee
Jill Waibel, MD -  Miami Dermatology & Laser Institute | Miami, Florida  
Douglas Wu, MD, PhD - Cosmetic Laser Dermatology | San Diego, California 

Editorial Board Fellows

Jean-Phillip Okhovat, MD, MPH - LSM Social Media Fellow
Jessica Labadie, MD - LSM Editorial Board Fellow


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