Mathew M. Avram, MD
Mathew M. Avram, M.D., J.D. is the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center. Dr. Avram is Faculty Director for Laser and Cosmetic Training in the Department of Dermatology, 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 Vice President of ASLMS. Dr. Avram has also been elected Treasurer of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) where he will also serve 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 will be the 2016 recipient of the ASLMS 2015 Ellet H. 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. He has served as Co-Chair of the Cutaneous Laser Surgery Section of the ASLMS meeting in 2009, 2011 and 2015. 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 54 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. He 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 both Dermatologic Surgery and the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. 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 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 22 national meetings and has delivered over 350 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.