Dr. Sami N. Alsuwaidan

Dr. Alsuwaidan is the President of the Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (SSDDS) and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (JDDS). He is a faculty member at King Saud University, the biggest university in Saudi Arabia, and senior consultant in dermatology and cutaneous laser surgery. Since joining the university, he passed through multiple positions including Chairman of Dermatology Department, Head of Cutaneous laser surgery Division, Director of the Residency Program, Head of Research Committee and others.

For the first time in the region, Dr. Alsuwaidan chaired the first International Laser conference in cooperation with the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery in 2010. Additionally, he chaired other multiple national and international meetings. He established the first laser surgery division in the country and has extensive experience with all types of lasers in dermatology with special interest in fractional lasers with more than 10 years of experience in ablative and non-ablative fractional devices and thousands of sessions being conducted. He has multiple publications and published with his colleagues the first guidelines for ablative and non-ablative fractional lasers in Middle Eastern skin in 2011 in the Journal of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the official journal of the American Society for Laser in Medicine and Surgery.  Dr. Alsuwaidan speaks nationally and internationally and has multiple international contributions. He is a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology.