ASLMS Announces New Officers

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Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, is the new president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). Dr. Rohrer, who is in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with SkinCare Physicians, is a past president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He has served on several committees and task forces for the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and was the chair of the 2013 Annual Conference. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons and the American College of Mohs Surgery.

“It is a true honor and pleasure to serve as the 40th president of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. ASLMS has been near and dear to my heart and instrumental in my career development and lifelong quest to learn,” said Dr. Rohrer. “The diversity in our membership is our true strength and is what has helped push the science of lasers and energy-based devices forward and allowed all of our specialties to grow. Our diverse membership allows us to explore new technologies with a wider range of perspectives and expertise and this stimulates innovation. I hope to foster this in the coming year and expand our membership even more broadly.”

Dr. Rohrer succeeds Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD, who now serves as the society’s past president. The 2020-21 ASLMS Executive Committee also includes:

President-Elect Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP
Vice President Paul M. Friedman, MD
Secretary Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
Secretary-Elect Kristen M. Kelly, MD
Treasurer E. Victor Ross, MD
Historian J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD

Other new members of the ASLMS Board of Directors include representatives for:

Biomedical Engineering, Kevin Schomacker, PhD
Industrial/Marketing, Jay Bhawalkar, PhD
Laser Medicine, Nazanin Saedi, MD
Nursing/Allied Health, Lisa Basilavecchio, RN
Early Career Scientist Student, Jolien Robijns, PhD
Resident/Fellow Student, Jessica Labadie, MD

Image: Thomas E. Rohrer, MD

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