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Leon Goldman Memorial Award

Nominations for the 2017 honorary awards are now closed. Watch for the recipients to be announced in early 2017.
Leon Goldman

Leon Goldman, MD

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”

This award may be given to either ASLMS members or non-members The award recipient will receive a plaque and $1000 at the Annual Conference and will be required to present a lecture at the conference

The candidate must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for this award:

  1. A practicing physician who has demonstrated longitudinal excellence throughout his/her career in performing clinical laser research, providing high quality laser services to patients or educating others in medical laser applications
  2. Share the characteristics of honesty, high ethical standards, and a dedication to patients that were possessed by its namesake

No award will be granted to any person if the award would be contrary to any United States law, including but not limited to trade embargoes administered by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control

2016 Recipient


Christine C Dierickx, MD

Past Recipients

2015 - Mathew M. Avram, MD, JDE
2014 - E. Victor Ross, MD
2013 - Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
2012 - Robert A. Weiss, MD
2011 - Stephen G. Bown, MD, FRCP
2010 - Brian S. Biesman, MD
2009 - Christopher B. Zachary, MBBS, FRCP
2008 - Jerome M. Garden, MD
2007- J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
2006 - Roy G. Geronemus, MD
2005 - Ronald G. Wheeland, MD
2004 - Richard E. Fitzpatrick, MD
2003 - Kenneth A. Arndt, MD
2002 - R. Rox Anderson, MD
2001 - Tina S Alster, MD
2000 - Jeffrey S. Dover, MD
1999 - David J. Goldberg, MD

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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