Dr. J. Stuart Nelson, is Medical Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, and Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He is also the Director of the Vascular Birthmarks and Malformations Diagnostic and Treatment Center. 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 developed the “Dynamic Cooling Device” which, in conjunction with pulsed dye laser technology, has become the standard of care for the treatment of cutaneous vascular malformations. Worldwide, this methodology developed has now been incorporated into more than 25,000 laser devices. Dr. Nelson has published more than 340 scientific articles and 15 book chapters. He served as President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) 2001-2002 and Editor-in-Chief of the ASLMS journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 2005-2015.