Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee
Committee Charge: Highlight the excellence of women involved in the ASLMS and implement strategies to advance networking and training opportunities. Promote the professional development of women using energy-based technologies at all career and training levels through teaching, mentoring and organization leadership. Open to volunteers.
Arisa E. Ortiz, MD
Arisa E. Ortiz, M.D. is Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego. She received training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at UC San Diego and also completed the prestigious cosmetic and laser fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Wellman Center for Photomedicine. Dr. Ortiz completed her dermatology residency training at UC Irvine and Beckman Laser Institute. She has authored over forty publications and several book chapters. She has presented at international and national conferences and is an invited speaker at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). She actively serves as a journal reviewer for the Journal of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and the Dermatologic Surgery journal. She has won several awards including the ASLMS Best of Session Award for Cutaneous Applications, the ASLMS research grant, the ASLMS Best Resident in Cutaneous Laser Surgery Research Award, and the ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grant. Dr. Ortiz has also served as the President of the San Diego Dermatologic Surgery Society and Program chair of ASLMS and Co-Chair of the Masters of Aesthetics Symposium. Her research interests are in laser treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer.
Jill S. Waibel, MD
Dr. Waibel practices as a board certified dermatologist specializing in general dermatology, cutaneous laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology for adults and children. She is in private practice in Miami, Florida and Coral Gables, Florida. She is currently the medical director and owner of the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute in Miami. Dr. Waibel is the subsection chief of Dermatology at Baptist Hospital. In addition Dr. Waibel serves as a Clinical Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. She is a world-recognized leader in dermatologic laser surgery and lectures all over the world to train other physicians. In her practice she has over 40 laser devices and treats a wide variety of cutaneous disease. Dr. Waibel is active in basic science clinical trials at the University of Miami and has a clinical trials division Miami Dermatology and Research. One of Dr. Waibel’s primary passions is the treatment of scars by applying today’s latest cutaneous laser technologies. She has successfully developed industry-leading procedures and techniques with lasers, received numerous awards for her contributions to medicine, and published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and several textbook chapters. She was named “Person of the Week” on ABC World News Tonight in 2015, and was recently granted a Cutting Edge Research Grant by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to medicine, including an award given by Surgeon General Koop. The 2016 JDD Humanitarian Award has been given to Dr. Waibel for her innovative work in using lasers to treat patients with traumatic burn injuries. Dr. Waibel lectures, collaborates and trains military physicians to help the wounded warriors. Dr. Waibel makes her home in Coral Gables with her husband and four children.
Anne Chapas, MD
Dr. Anne Chapas, M.D. is a Manhattan based dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon and the Founder and Medical Director of Union Square Laser Dermatology, a state-of-the-art center for medical and cosmetic skin treatments. She specializes in laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer, cosmetic procedures and is internationally acclaimed for her laser and cosmetic treatments. Known for her use of combinations of injectable treatments such as Botox and Fillers, she is dedicated to delivering the most natural looking results for a look that reveals that no cosmetic work was done. Dr. Chapas is a frequent lecturer and has been widely published on advances in cutaneous oncology, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Her current research at Union Square Laser Dermatology is one of the most comprehensive laser, skin surgery and cosmetic practices in the country, which focuses on the use of laser and light devices in the treatment of medical and cosmetic conditions. Additionally, Dr. Chapas is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and she is a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chapas graduated magna cum laude in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in Dermatology and prestigious fellowships in Mohs surgery and in procedural, cosmetic and laser dermatology. A strong believer in evidence-based medicine, she is a regular presenter at the top research meetings in laser dermatology and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters.
Jennifer K. Barton, PhD
Dr. Jennifer K. Barton received her bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California-Irvine, respectively. She worked for McDonnell Douglas on the Space Station program before returning to UT to obtain the Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 1998. She is currently professor and head of biomedical engineering at the University of Arizona. She is also the assistant director of the BIO5 Institute, an interdisciplinary biosciences organization. Her research interests include optical imaging of tissue and laser-blood vessel interaction.
Laura L. McDermott, RN
Laura L McDermott, VP Clinical Affairs & Business Development. Laura brings almost 15 years of experience in the medical aesthetics industry, including 5 years hands-on as an esthetician and certified laser technician. Her vast expertise includes training, educating, research, product and protocol development as well as presenting CME lectures at SDSS, SPSSCS as well as ASLMS. In 2014, she was the recipient best abstract for Nursing-Allied Health at ASLMS. Most recently, her focus has been on she designing and conducting a series of pilot studies. Over the years, Laura has been a liaison and worked alongside many luminaries and Key Opinion Leaders, like UCI Dermatology and Scripps.
Anne Marie Tremaine, MD
Board Certified, Fellowship trained Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon in private practice in Naples, Florida.