AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR LASER MEDICINE AND SURGERY NAMES BRIAN ZELICKSON, MD, NEW PRESIDENT

Brian D. Zelickson, MD, director of Zel Skin & Laser Specialists in Edina, Minn. was named president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care by advancing laser applications and related technologies. A member of the faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Dermatology and director of its Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Dr. Zelickson took office at Laser 2011, the ASLMS annual scientific conference being held in Grapevine, Texas, in early April.

“The field of laser medicine has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, due in large part to the committed scientists, researchers and physicians who are continually improving our understanding of how laser and light–based technologies can enhance our diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities,” said Dr. Zelickson. “It is an honor and a privilege to lead this esteemed group of global thought leaders as we navigate the next frontier of laser advances aimed at improving detection and diagnosis of disease, enhancing treatment outcomes and reducing the risk, and perhaps even preventing complex medical and aesthetic conditions.”

Internationally recognized for his accomplishments and contributions to laser medicine and surgery, Dr. Zelickson’s special medical interests include laser tissue interaction and dermatology. He has published more than 30 medical journal articles in the field and is credited with developing new energy based medical technology for Dermatology Dr. Zelickson has developed ASLMS course work that is used across the country to train other physicians in laser techniques and recently served on the Government Liaison/Blue Ribbon Committee of the ASLMS and. A Mayo–trained physician, he also has been repeatedly named one of the Twin Cities’ “Top Doctors” by Mpls. St. Paul magazine.

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) is the world’s preeminent resource for laser research, safety, education, and clinical knowledge. Founded in 1980, ASLMS promotes excellence in patient care by advancing clinical application of lasers and related technologies. For more information and physician referrals, please log on to the Society’s website: www.aslms.org.