Henry Chan Elected President of ASLMS

Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP, was introduced as president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) at the ASLMS Business Meeting on May 15, 2021.

Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP, president of ASLMS
Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP, president of ASLMS
Courtesy of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP, is the new president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

"It is my greatest honor to serve as the 41st president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery," Chan said. "I joined ASLMS as an international member over 20 years ago, and since then, I have attended every single annual conference. I have wonderful memories, not only learning new technology from key opinion leaders but more importantly, intellectual exchange and professional networking with colleagues from all parts of the world. With 80% members from the United States and 20% international, ASLMS is a truly international organization and indeed my election as president is a strong reflection of our global nature."

Dr. Chan is  the honorary clinical professor and honorary consultant dermatologist of the division of dermatology at The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, and visiting scientist (research staff) at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2005, he has also served as an associate editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the official journal of the ASLMS. 

The 2021-22 ASLMS Executive Committee also includes president-elect Paul M. Friedman, MD; VP Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA; secretary Kristen M. Kelly, MD; treasurer E. Victor Ross, MD, treasurer-elect Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD; and historian J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD.

Other new members of the doard include representatives for laser surgery, Molly Wanner, MD, MBA,and Macrene Alexiades, MD, PhD; early career scientist student, Bonnie Carney, PhD and resident/fellow student, Ashaki Patel, MD.

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