January 19, 2012

VUMC’s Biesman honored for contributions to laser medicine

Brian Biesman, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, has been named to receive the Ellet H. Drake Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Inc.

Brian Biesman, M.D.

Brian Biesman, M.D.

The award recognizes Biesman’s contributions in the use of lasers for patient care, in laser research and in teaching other physicians best practices in laser medicine.

“I’m particularly proud to receive recognition from my colleagues in the field of laser medicine,” said Biesman, also director of the Nashville Centre for Laser and Facial Surgery. “During my career it has been extremely gratifying to have played a part in developing medical applications for laser technology that can potentially benefit millions of patients worldwide.”

Biesman specializes in laser and facial surgery with a focus on eyelid plastic and reconstructive surgery and technology-based rejuvenation procedures.

His current research interests include technology-based cutaneous rejuvenation, novel approaches to noninvasive tissue tightening, transcutaneous and minimally invasive lipolysis, soft tissue volume augmentation for facial rejuvenation, transcutaneous delivery of botulinum toxin, technology-based modification of facial muscles, laser-enhanced drug delivery, home-use lasers and light devices, advances in ablative fractional skin resurfacing, cutaneous repigmentation and low-level light therapy for photorejuvenation.

The 4,300-member American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Inc. is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care by advancing laser applications and related technologies.