Dr. Robert Weiss Introduced as ASLMS President

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Dr. Robert Weiss of Maryland Laser Skin and Vein is now president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

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“I will do everything in my power to help advance our knowledge and applications of laser and energy devices."

Dr. Robert Weiss was introduced as President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, or ASLMS, at the Annual meeting on April 24,2015 in Orlando, FL. ASLMS is the largest scientific organization in the field of medical laser and energy applications, and Dr. Weiss is honored to serve as President of this leading organization.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as president of such a distinguished society,” said Dr. Weiss. “ASLMS is at the forefront of laser and energy based technologies. My goal is to help increase educational opportunities, increase membership and reach out to laser scientists and clinicians around the world.”

Dr. Weiss is the director and co-founder of MD Laser Skin and Vein, or MDLSV, a landmark dermatology practice in Baltimore, MD. MDLSV is known for their wide range of laser and energy devices, which can treat a number of concerns, from precancerous lesions to body fat. In addition, the new MD Body Sculpting Center was just launched earlier this year, focusing solely on body contouring procedures.

“Laser and energy technologies are constantly improving, and more uses are being discovered for them each day,” explained Dr. Weiss. “ASLMS is a wonderful resource for research, education, and clinical knowledge that can advance our understanding and use of these technologies. At MDLSV, we constantly strive to provide the best and most advanced technologies to our patients, and so I appreciate what ASLMS does and will continue to advance the goals of the organization as President.”

Some of the activities that ASLMS organizes in the pursuit of its goals are to hold an Annual Conference, which is the largest laser therapy and biology conference in the United States, raise money for research projects and grants, and reinforce safety standards for the use of laser and related energy technologies, as well as publish new information in the journal “Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.”

“As incoming president, I will strive to uphold the core goals and tenets of ASLMS,” stated Dr. Weiss. “I will do everything in my power to help advance our knowledge and applications of laser and energy devices, and to help foster a creative spirit in order to generate new and innovative uses for laser, light and energy technologies.”

Dr. Weiss was board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology in 1983, and is a Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Phlebology, and member of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. Since 1993, Dr. Weiss has served as Associate or Contributing Editor for the journal Dermatologic Surgery. He also served on the Editorial Board for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. He is Past Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins U School of Medicine and currently is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. Dr. Weiss is the author of over 200 publications, including dozens of textbook chapters and textbooks. He has been an invited speaker for hundreds of worldwide scientific presentations. Dr. Weiss’ present clinical research consists of evaluations of various lasers and energy sources for the treatment of photoaging, non-invasive body contouring and dermatologic conditions such as acne. Numerous clinical trials are being conducted by Dr. Weiss for innovative uses of laser and energy devices across a broad range of skin applications.

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