J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD


J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD John S. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Surgery, Dermatology and Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine and Associate Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic. The principal goal of Dr. Nelson's research has been to integrate experimental and theoretical descriptions of light propagation in biological tissues to yield a basis for dosimetry of laser-tissue interactions.

He has published 12 book chapters and 260 scientific articles in authoritative journals covering basic science and multiple medical disciplines. He has been awarded nine patents for developing biomedical devices from the Patent and Trademark Office, United States Department of Commerce.

Dr. Nelson served as President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) 2001-2002 and is the Editor-in-Chief of the society’s journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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