Miami, FL: The Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons (SLS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA, FACS to the position of Chairman. Dr. Lanzafame has been a key part of SLS's success since joining the Society in 1992. He continues to serve as the Society's Executive Director and Scientific Program Chair.
Dr. Lanzafame is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He received a Bachelor of Science with Honors and Distinction from Cornell University, an MD from George Washington University, and an MBA from the William E. Simon School of the University of Rochester.
He holds 24 organizational memberships including: Society of University Surgeons, SAGES, and Central Surgical Association. He is Executive Editor of Photobiomodulation Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, on Editorial Boards for General Surgery News, Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery (JLAST), Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons (JSLS), Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and Lasers in Medical Science. He is past president of the Upstate Chapter American College of Surgeons, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and The North American Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (NAALT). He Chairs the ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care 2019 Revision Committee, delivered testimony on device regulation, participates national panels on lasers and laser safety, credentialing, laparoscopy, managed care, performs medicolegal and biotech consulting, and is consultant to the General and Plastic Surgery Devices and Medical Devices Advisory Committee panels of FDA-CDRH. His publications include over 250 scientific papers and 4 textbooks. He received numerous awards, has 8 Who's Who listings, and is Director of CME for ASLMS.
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The Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons Is a non-profit, multidisciplinary and multispecialty educational organization established in 1990 to improve patient care and promote the highest standards of practice through education, training, and information distribution. SLS provides a forum for the introduction, discussion and dissemination of new and established ideas, techniques, technologies and therapies in laparoscopic, endoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive surgery. SLS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.