Suzanne Kilmer, MD

Dr. Suzanne Kilmer, a board certified dermatologist, is the Director of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California. She received her M.D. degree and completed her dermatology residency at U.C. Davis Medical Center, then moved east for a one year clinical and research fellowship in laser surgery at Harvard Medical School's Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine. She remained at Harvard as a faculty member for two years following her fellowship, researching Q-switched laser treatment of tattoos and pigmented lesions.

In addition, she was involved in a burn debridement study using the rapidly pulsed CO2 lasers now popular for laser resurfacing. Upon returning home to Sacramento, Dr. Kilmer continued her research with Q-switched lasers at the laser center she founded. A principal investigator in the multicenter trials on UltraPulse skin resurfacing and laser hair removal, her research also involves skin cancer treatment with the CO2 UltraPulse, erbium lasers for laser resurfacing, and pulsed dye laser treatment of scars.

Chosen as one of the "Best Doctors in America" by her peers, she lectures internationally, has published numerous articles and chapters on cutaneous laser surgery, and is a frequent instructor of laser surgery to her peers. Dr. Kilmer is currently on the editorial review board for the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and the International Journal of Laser Surgery. She is past President of ASLMS's, chairs the Standards of Training and Finance committees, and has served as the Dermatology/Plastic Surgery co-chair, Poster Section chair, Laser Safety Officer and on the Board of Directors. She has been featured in Newsweek and Self Magazine where she was listed as one of the top ten laser surgeons in the country. Very active in the community, she has been honored with Outstanding Community Service Awards for the gang tattoo removal project, which she founded in 1993.

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