Plenary Session | Friday, March 29| 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award
Bahman Anvari, PhD
Bahman Anvari received his B. A. degree in Biophysics from University of California, Berkeley in 1985, the M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University in 1993. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California Irvine, and later a research assistant professor of engineering at Harvey Mudd College. He joined the Bioengineering Department at Rice University in 1998 as an Assistant Professor, and became an Associate Professor in 2003. In 2006, Dr. Anvari joined the newly formed Department of Bioengineering at University of California, Riverside as a Professor. His scientific interests are in diagnostic and therapeutic applications of lasers, and the engineering of novel optical micro and nano-constructs for photomedicine. He is a co-inventor on several patents related to the cryogenic spray cooling technology used in specific dermatological applications. Dr. Anvari has published over 350 articles, and continuously received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other agencies. He has been a member of ASLMS since 1998, and is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), and The International Society for Optics & Photonics (SPIE). He has served as an Associate Editor for Annals of Biomedical Engineering, and is an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Biomedical Optics.
Leon Goldman Memorial Award
Paul M. Friedman, MD
Paul M. Friedman, MD, board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is the director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center of Houston, Texas, and also practices at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. He was educated in dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine where he served as chief resident and was twice awarded the prestigious Husik Prize for his research in dermatologic surgery. He completed a one-year fellowship in dermatologic laser surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York and was the recipient of the Young Investigator's Writing Competition Award of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Friedman is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical School, department of dermatology, and a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital. He is also on staff at Texas Children's Hospital and Memorial-Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. Dr. Friedman is a fellowship director for the ASDS-accredited cosmetic dermatologic surgery fellowship training program and also serves as faculty for the Procedural Dermatology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Friedman has been a featured speaker of ASLMS, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and other national and international audiences. He served as Co-Chair for the Cutaneous Laser Surgery Section of the 2009, 2011, and 2018 ASLMS Annual Conferences and served as program co-chair for the 2015 ASLMS Annual Conference. Dr. Friedman’s abstract received the Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Best Clinical and Innovations Award at the 2015 ASLMS Conference and he was awarded the Best of Cutaneous Applications Abstract Session Award at the 2016 ASLMS Conference. He served on the ASLMS Board of Directors from 2015 to 2018 and has served as chair of the public service committee for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Friedman has published over 100 medical articles and book chapters and co-authored the book Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin. He is co-Editor of the textbook Lasers and Light Source Treatment For The Skin. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Friedman has been recognized as a leading physician and researcher in the field and also been involved in the development of several new laser systems and therapeutic techniques now commonly used throughout the world.
Ellet H. Drake Memorial Award
Gerald N. Goldberg, MD
Dr. Gerald N. Goldberg is an internationally recognized dermatologist with unique experience in laser surgery spanning more than 3 decades. Being board-certified in pediatrics and dermatology he has a special interest and expertise in the Laser treatment of vascular birthmarks in children as well as in laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Goldberg has lectured nationally and internationally in three languages on four continents on a variety of Laser related topics. He is a frequent speaker and session moderator for the ASLMS. He speaks French and Spanish. Currently Dr. Goldberg is certified in more than 30 Laser and light modalities. He brings his patients expertise based on more than 35,000 Laser surgeries to date. Over more than 34 years Dr. Goldberg has been in private practice at Pima Dermatology in Tucson, Arizona and works in a state of the art facility providing comprehensive dermatologic services spanning medical, surgical, cosmetic, and laser dermatology. Dr. Goldberg graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1973. In 1978 he obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his residency in Pediatrics in 1981 and a fellowship in Dermatology in 1983 from the University of Arizona. Dr. Goldberg is a clinical professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center where he has been involved in resident and medical student education. He is a preceptor for Laser physician education for both the ASDS and ASLMS. He has been involved in a number of dermatologic societies having been a past president of the Tucson and Sonoran dermatology societies in addition to being active in a variety of national dermatologic committees and a reviewer for a number of national Dermatology journals.. He is the immediate past President of the Arizona State Dermatologic and Dermatologic Surgery Society and is on the board of directors of the ASLMS. Dr Goldberg is the 2017 recipient of the ASLMS Leon Goldman award for lifetime achievement in Laser Surgery. He has been honored with the presentation of the Nancy Esterly Memorial lecture for the Society for Pediatric Dermatology meeting in February 2019. Over the years Dr Goldberg has been instrumental in local community activities such as skin cancer screenings as well as doing volunteer medical missions in Mexico and Central America. He is married and has two children and two beautiful grandchildren. His son currently is a board certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist in New York City, and his daughter has a doctorate in Public Health and resides in the bay area where she is a health management consultant. His hobbies are photography, tennis, sailing, running, cycling and hiking.
Excellence in Laser Nursing/Allied Health Award
Rebecca L. Sprague, RN, NP-C
A nurse practitioner for the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, Rebecca earned her nurse practitioner/physician assistant certificate at the University of California, Davis. She is involved in peer and public education and speaks at professional organizations. Rebecca is a fellow member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Dermatologic Nurses Association, Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a recipient of ASLMS 2006 Excellence in Nursing/Allied Health Award. She served as Section Chair for the 2009-2010 ASLMS Nursing/Allied Health conference. Rebecca recently served a three-year term on the Board of Directors as a representative of Nursing/Allied Health section of ASLMS and is currently serving as a board representative. Areas of interest include a variety of laser treatments, skin cancer monitoring, acne treatments and the use of neurotoxins and fillers.
Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development - Young Investigator Award
Judith Su, PhD
Judith Su is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering and an Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. She is also a Visiting Associate in the Division of Biology & Biological Engineering at Caltech. Judith received her B.S. and M.S. from MIT in Mechanical Engineering and her Ph.D. from Caltech in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics. Her background is in imaging, microfabrication, and optical instrument building for biological and medical applications. In general, her research interests are to develop new imaging, sensing, and rheological techniques to reveal basic biological functions at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. Recently her work has centered on label-free single molecule detection using microtoroid optical resonators with a focus on basic research, and translational medicine through the development of miniature field portable devices.