A Laser Surgeon At Her Best

By: Michael Appleman, M.S.

Tina S. Alster, M.D. is the founder and director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery. This was the first comprehensive laser surgery and skin care facility in North America.


Dr. Alster is the author of numerous medical textbooks, journal articles, and books for the public. She is internationally know for the advancement of laser surgery for several types of scars including burn scars. Her work in the field has been honored by her peers by her selection as the third-ever recipient of the Leon Goldman Lectureship Award conferred by the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Alster us also a public speaker on cosmetic procedures, dermatology isssues and laser surgery. She has been heard on radio health news broadcasting and has appeared on 20/20, Dateline NBC, Oprah, The Today Show and many others.

Dr. Alster is highly recommended for laser treatment. She is talented, caring and well educated. Dr. Alster has been working with Burn Survivors to help rebuild their lives. By working on their physical appearance, Dr. Alster has also helped to stabilize many Burn Survivors emotions.


Dr. Alster is a Clinical Assistant Professor at both Georgetown University and Harvard University. She is an active member of numerous national and international medical organizations, including being a honorary member of the Brazilian Laser Society. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and on the Editorial Board of several medical journals.

BURN SURVIVORS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD is very proud to be working with Dr. Alster to help educate the public. If you want any more information on Dr. Alster or would like to contact her, go to our Medical Links: United States page to get to Dr. Alster's Internet site.