Mathew M. Avram, M.D., J.D. is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center. He is also Director of Laser, Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Avram is the Faculty Director for Laser and Cosmetic Training in the Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School. He is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Avram has been elected President of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) for 2017-2018. He currently serves as President-Elect of ASLMS. and has been elected Treasurer of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) where he also serves on the Executive Committee. Dr. Avram was the recipient of the ASLMS 2015 Annual Leon Goldman Award for excellence in research, patient care and education. Dr. Avram is the 2016 recipient of the ASLMS Annual Ellet Drake Award for innovation in laser surgery. Dr. Avram served as the Program Co-Chair of the 2010 ASLMS annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Avram has also served as Co-Chair for an annual laser teaching session for the FDA in Silver Spring, Maryland since 2009. He has served as Co-Chair of the Cutaneous Laser Surgery Section of the ASLMS meeting in 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2017. He will do so again in 2017.
Dr. Avram has co-authored and/or edited six textbooks. He is co-author of the First and Second Editions of A Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology published by McGraw-Hill (which has been translated into 5 languages) as well as its “I-phone app.” He is co-editor of Lasers and Lights, a textbook published by Elsevier and Laser & Light Source Treatments for the Skin by Jaypee. More recently, he has edited Fat Removal published by Wiley and was co-editor of Procedural Dermatology published by McGraw-Hill. He has published 59 peer-reviewed papers in each of the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology, Lasers in Surgery & Medicine and Dermatologic Surgery as well as other journals as well as multiple chapters in leading dermatology textbooks. He has served Special Guest Editor of Lasers in Surgery & Medicine in 2009, 2014 and 2015.
Dr Avram is co-director of the MGH/Wellman Laser & Cosmetic Fellowship, where he has trained 20 fellows to date. He is an affiliate faculty member of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy and an Assistant Editor of Dermatologic Surgery. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Lasers in Surgery & Medicine, Dermatologic Surgery and Lasers in Medical Science. He also serves on the Surgical Advisory Board of JAMA Dermatology. Dr. Avram has been selected as one of Boston’s Top Dermatologists by Boston Magazine. Dr. Avram is a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and has appeared multiple times in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and numerous other media. Dr. Avram has chaired 23 national meetings and has delivered over 500 invited lectures at national and international meetings. Dr. Avram attended college at Princeton University and completed his dermatology residency training at Harvard, where he served as chief resident. Subsequently, he completed his Mohs micrographic surgery, laser & cosmetics fellowship at UCLA.
Joel L. Cohen, MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, and is Fellowship-trained in Mohs surgery and aesthetic dermatology. He serves as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology of the University of Colorado, and as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California Irvine. He has been named a Top Dermatologist by US News and World Report, and has been voted as a Colorado “Top Doc” 9 times by 5280 Magazine.
Dr. Cohen is an internationally recognized expert an aesthetics and skin cancer, lecturing regularly at both national meetings and international meetings. He also participates in many clinical trials. He has published more than 185 medical articles and book chapters. He is the co-editor of the McGraw-Hill textbook “Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach”, the Wiley-Blackwell textbook “Reconstructive Conundrums in Dermatologic Surgery”, and also the Wiley-Blackwell textbook on Botulinum agents. He has been designated as a teaching instructor by both the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) national preceptorship program and also the American Society of Laser in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) preceptorship program. He has been a recipient of the ASDS Public Service Award, the ASCDAS Distinguished Service Award, and the ASDS Excellence in Education Award.
Dr. Cohen has been quoted in many newspapers and magazines including Glamour, The New York Times (2x), Redbook, Shape (4x), USA Today, US News & World Report, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cooking Light, In Style, BuzzFeed, MSN.com, ABC.com, Esquire, Condé Nast, Real Simple, Prevention, Men’s Fitness, Huffington Post, The International Business Times, Men’s Health, SELF, Consumer Reports, Women’s Health, and MORE. He regularly appears on Denver TV stations, Doctor Radio, and has made over 75 appearances discussing dermatology, skin cancer and aesthetic issues. Dr. Cohen was also featured on the Emmy-Award winning TV show “The Doctors” as an expert dermatologist & Mohs surgeon.
Dr. Fried is a board certified dermatologist and medical director of the Westchester Dermatology Center. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology and is one of only a handful of dermatologists who treat all aspects of venous disorders of the lower extremities.
Dr. Goldberg, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, is world-renowned in the field of dermatologic surgery. He is a leader in Mohs micrographic surgery and is both a recognized speaker and author of more than 300 publications on this subject. He was Chief of Dermatologic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and is a member of numerous professional societies and committees, including the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a Fellowship Director for the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and a President of the Houston Dermatological Society. Dr. Goldberg is an active staff member of the Methodist Hospital and a Program Director of The Procedural Dermatology Fellowship sponsored by the Methodist Hospital – Houston. Dr. Goldberg is Clinical Professor at the Weill-Cornell Medical College, Department of Dermatology, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School – Houston, TX.
Dr. Allan C. Halpern is Chief of the Dermatology Service and co-Leader of the Melanoma Disease Management Team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Halpern is an internationally recognized expert in melanoma and pigmented lesions with a special interest in nevi as precursors and risk factors for melanoma. He is among the pioneers of the application of total body photography for melanoma surveillance in high risk individuals and of the application of novel technologies, including reflectance confocal microscopy, to aid melanoma detection and diagnosis. Dr. Halpern has held many leadership positions and is currently president of the International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin, Vice President of the Skin Cancer Foundation, and a member of the executive board of the International Dermoscopy Society. Dr. Halpern initiated and leads the International Skin Imaging Collaboration, an exciting effort to create standards and resources that will help leverage computer science and medical informatics as aids to melanoma diagnosis.
Jeffrey A. Klein, MD (born in Los Angeles, 1944) is a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. His academic background includes Mathematics (MS, UC San Diego), Medicine (MD, UC San Francisco), Biostatistics (MPH, UC Berkeley), Internal Medicine residency (UCLA), NIH Research Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology, Dermatology residency (UC Irvine). In 1985, was done under general anesthesia and frequently required autologous blood transfusion. Motivated by the goal of doing liposuction totally by local anesthesia he developed tumescent lidocaine anesthesia (TLA), which permits liposuction with virtually no blood loss. His professional activities include private medical & surgical dermatology practice in San Juan Capistrano, California, and research involving novel applications of tumescent drug delivery including, tumescent anesthesia antibiotic delivery (TAAD) for preventing surgical site infections and pre-hospital trauma care, tumescent anesthesia acyclovir (TAAcyc) delivery for treating Herpes zoster, and tumescent envenomation rescue (TER) for pre-hospital care of venomous snake bites. Jeff’s wife Kathleen Hutton-Klein is also a dermatologist. They have separate practices and are therefore happily married. They have five children Élan 34, Luke3 3, Dora 19, Paytra 17 and Bram 12.
Dr. Eve Lowenstein grew up in Israel and Long Island. She graduated with highest honors from Queens College, having majored in Chemistry and literature, religion and philosophy of the Western Tradition. She completed the New York University School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program, where she earned a MS (1992), a PhD (1994) in Cellular and Molecular Biology and her MD (1995). As a graduate student, Dr. Lowenstein made a significant discovery of the gene Grb-2, important in cell signaling and cancer growth.
Dr. Lowenstein was Chief of Dermatology at Brookdale University Hospital for over 7 years. She is currently Director of Medical Dermatology at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn and Kings Count Hospital, where she is involved in resident education. She is also an Associate of South Nassau Dermatology PC, at its offices in Oceanside and Long Beach, New York.
Dr Lowenstein has authored over fifty research articles and four book chapters, is on the editorial board of 17 journals. Her primary areas of research interests include acne, medical error and iatrogenic injury, Turner’s Syndrome, history of medicine and forensics in dermatology. She has won awards, honors and grants, including an Outstanding Physician Award at Kings County Hospital.