J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.
J. Stuart Nelson,
M.D., Ph.D., is Medical Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical
Clinic, and Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, at the University
of California Irvine, located in Southern California in Orange County.
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. In
addition to Dr. Nelson's faculty, research, teaching and clinical
responsibilities, 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. Worldwide, this methodology developed by Dr. Nelson has now been
incorporated into more than 20,000 laser devices. Because of Dr. Nelson’s
expertise and the program’s reputation for providing high quality care with the
latest technology, patients with port wine stains, hemangiomas and other
vascular malformations travel from all over the world to the Beckman Laser
Institute to seek treatment.
Dr. Nelson has
published more than 300 scientific articles and 13 book chapters. 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. As such, he has been invited to Belgium, Canada, China,
Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands,
Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom and Vietnam to
address major international meetings.