Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD

2019 Recipient


​J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., is Medical Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, and Professor of Surgery, Dermatology and Biomedical Engineering, at the University of California Irvine.Dr. Nelson specializes in the diagnosis, clinical management and treatment of infants, young children and adults with port wine stains, hemangiomas and other vascular malformations. Dr. Nelson’s university-based clinical practice and research combines his expertise in engineering, optics, medicine and surgery. He is the Director of the Port Wine Stain Vascular Birthmarks and Malformations Diagnostic and Treatment Center at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.Dr. Nelson and colleagues developed the “Dynamic Cooling Device” which in conjunction with pulsed dye laser technology has become the treatment of choice for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks, hemangiomas and other vascular malformations.  Dr. Nelson served as President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) 2001-2002. He assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of the ASLMS journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine in April 2005. Dr. Nelson is internationally recognized in the field as an expert in port wine stains, hemangiomas and other vascular malformation.

August 29-30, 2020
San Diego, CA

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