J. Stuart Nelson is Associate Director of the Beckman Laser Institute
and Medical Clinic, and Professor of Surgery, Dermatology and Biomedical
Engineering, University of California-Irvine.
The principal goal of Dr. Nelson’s research has been to address
the problems associated with light propagation and dosimetry in
human skin with the end goal of improved clinical efficacy. Dr.
Nelson developed a novel and efficient method of cooling (“Dynamic”
or cryogen spray cooling) human skin in conjunction with laser dermatologic
surgery. Clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy
of this approach during laser treatment of pediatric port wine stain
birthmarks and other hypervascular skin lesions, removal of unwanted
human hair, wrinkle reduction, scar improvement and management of
Worldwide, this methodology developed by Dr. Nelson has now been
incorporated into several thousand laser devices. Dr. Nelson has
published more than 270 scientific articles and 13 book chapters.
Dr. Nelson served as President of the American Society for Laser
Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) 2001-2002 and was the Program Chairman
of the Joint International Laser Conference (co-sponsored by the
ASLMS, British Medical Laser Association and European Laser Association)
held in Edinburgh, Scotland in September 2003. He was the Program
Chairman for last year’s Annual ASLMS meeting. He assumed
the position of Editor-in-Chief of the ASLMS journal Lasers in Surgery
and Medicine in April 2005.
Dr. Nelson was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia,
and has dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.
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