George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, clinical professor of dermatology and otolaryngology at St. Louis University and director of the Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center in St. Louis, Missouri, is the new president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). Hruza was sworn in at the ASLMS Annual Conference in Kissimmee, Florida.
A member of ASLMS for 25 years and former vice president and treasurer on the ASLMS Board of Directors, Hruza earned his medical degree from New York University and completed his dermatology residency at New York University Medical Center in 1986 followed by a laser surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School and a Mohs and dermatologic surgery fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology.
Also at the meeting, ASLMS Vice President Jeffrey Dover, MD, a director of SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill, MA, became president-elect, and Juanita Anders, PhD, professor of anatomy, physiology, and genetics at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, was elected vice president.
Other new officers include Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, co-director of laser surgery at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C., who was elected secretary and Stuart Nelson, MD, medical director at the Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine, CA, who will become the historian. Continuing as treasurer for ASLMS is Mathew Avram, MD, JD director of the MGH Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center in Boston, MA.