Throughout the year, Dr. Gerald Goldberg participates in community events and interviews and also lectures across the country. Here are some highlights from his travels and connections to extraordinary people and causes.
January / February 2018
Dr. Goldberg is featured on the cover of MedEsthetics Magazine for the January / February 2018 issue! The article celebrates his dedication to his practice for over three decades and shares his personal story of changing lives every step of the way. You can check out Dr. Goldberg, “The Transformer”, in the issue HERE (page 50).
Dr. Goldberg is featured in Biz Tucson’s Summer Issue for his major professional achievement – winning the prestigious Leon Goldman Memorial Award for his monumental advancements in Laser Medicine Read the article HERE (page 126).
ASLMS Annual Conference
Leon Goldman Award Recipient April 2017
Gerald N. Goldberg, MD, Tucson, AZ Dermatologist Receives National Award for Laser Medicine Excellence at the ASLMS Annual Conference
Tucson, AZ, April 14, 2017 – Gerald N. Goldberg, MD, Medical Director, Laser Surgeon, and President of Pima Dermatology, is the 2017 recipient of the Leon Goldman Memorial Award. This is the most distinguished award in the country for excellence in laser medicine and only one award is given nationwide each year. The prestigious award was presented to him on Friday, April 7, 2017, in San Diego, California during the 37th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS). Established in 1998, it is given in memory of the many contributions of Leon Goldman, MD, the “Father of Laser Medicine.”
Dr. Gerald Goldberg is board-certified in pediatrics and dermatology and has over 30 years of experience as a Dermatologist and Laser Surgeon. Internationally-recognized for his expertise in Laser medicine, he is certified in more than 25 Laser modalities. He has a special interest and extensive knowledge in the laser treatment of vascular birthmarks in children as well as in laser skin resurfacing. He presented his award lecture titled, “Challenges in Dermatologic Lasers: Past, Present, and Future,” during the “Cutting Edge: Laser and Skin Plenary Session” on Saturday, April 8 at the Conference. Dr. Goldberg stated, “I am grateful and humbled to receive this honor which recognizes my focus on providing excellence in patient care throughout my career. I will strive to continue to do work that would make Dr. Goldman (the “Father of Laser Dermatology”) proud!”
This crown award marks his outstanding professional achievement.
The recipient needs to have established longitudinal merit and skill throughout his/her career in performing clinical laser research, providing high-quality laser services to patients or educating others in medical laser applications. The individual honored must also share the characteristics of Leon Goldman, MD himself, possessing an immense dedication to patients with high ethical standards and honesty at the helm.
Canyon Ranch Health Resort, Guest Speaker
2014 – 2017
Canyon Ranch is the world-famous destination resort known for its supreme tranquility, desert splendor, and innovative health and wellness programs. It provides informative lectures for guests year-round. Dr. Goldberg has lectured in the past at the Tucson, Arizona property. His talks provided visitors from all over the world comprehensive information about the newest treatments for skin rejuvenation.
Tucson Lifestyle Magazine
Dr. Goldberg is featured in the July issue of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine in the “Saving Your Skin” article that includes a panel of experts (Dr. Goldberg, Dr. Dyson, Dr. Comstock, Dr. Maxwell, and more) on various skin topics: Read the Article Here for lots of healthy tips for prevention, treatment, maintenance, and the “skinny on skin!”
Noah Worcester Dermatological Society’s 57th Annual Meeting
April 29 – May 3, 2015
Dr. Goldberg lectured at the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society’s 57th Annual Meeting (April 29 – May 3, 2015) in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Goldberg reviewed Laser Treatments for skin over the past 30 years. Work on tattoos, children’s birthmarks, rosacea, skin rejuvenation, scar revision, and wrinkles were among the topics presented. For more information, please visit www.noahderm.org.
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) 2015 Annual Conference /
ASLMS Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care Course
April 22 – 26, 2015
Dr. Goldberg lectured at the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) 2015 Annual Conference held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, April 22-26, 2015. A faculty member of ASLMS, Dr. Goldberg led a number of talks for the Fundamentals in Health Care Course on April 22. This CME credit course is designed to introduce physicians and other clinicians, scientists, researchers, and laser and related technology industry personnel to the field of laser and other light-based technologies and their application in health care. His talks included the plenary session on “30 years of Laser Adventures,” “Addressing Complications of Laser Procedures,” “Tattoos, Pigmented Lesions, Melasma, and Laser Treatment of Darker Skin Types,” and “Video Demonstration and Discussion of Laser Endpoints”.
Arizona Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society
Gerald N. Goldberg, MD is the President of the Arizona Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society(ADDSS). This group focuses on best practices and emerging trends in dermatology as well as advocacy on its behalf. This year, ADDSS will be focused on HB 2493 which is a bill that would ban minors under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices.
The Orlando Dermatology & Aesthetic Clinical Conference
January 16 – 17, 2015
This “must attend” event for professionals in dermatology took place January 16 – 17, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Delegates experienced the industry’s most innovative technology with a variety of hands-on workshops, live demonstrations, and dynamic roundtable discussions. Dr. Goldberg presented on topics which included, “Challenging Cases from a 30 Year Experience or Adventures and Misadventures in Laser therapy”, and a workshop on “Fractional and Full Ablative CO2 Laser Skin Rejuvenation”.
Cosmetic Surgery Forum
December 2 – 4, 2014
Dr. Goldberg spoke about various laser cases at the 7th Annual Cosmetic Surgery / Dermatology Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. This multi-specialty educational, three-day symposium, covers the latest research, treatment, and techniques in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. The course provides interactive and hands-on demonstrations, presentations and discussions. Led by course director Joel Schlessinger, MD, Cosmetic Surgery Forum is intended for dermatologists, core cosmetic surgeons, residents, and fellows. Dr. Goldberg presented “Laser Cases: How Would You Fix This?” and talked at the New Physician Forum.
Best Doctors in America 2014
A very special congratulations to Dr. Goldberg, Medical Director and Owner of Pima Dermatology, for being listed once again as one of the Best Doctors in America. He is featured in Tucson Lifestyle’s “419 Local Physicians” 2014 issue. With over 30 years of experience as a dermatologist and Laser surgeon, he is certified in more than 25 Laser modalities and has performed over 25,000 Laser surgeries to date. Dr. Goldberg is also a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arizona and has been educating and training Dermatology Resident Physicians for over two decades. His tremendous dedication, sincere compassion, and unprecedented expertise are reflected by his constant enthusiasm to see patients each day -many who have been treated by him for years and even decades, from generation to generation.
Best Doctors® commissions an extensive and “exhaustive” peer review survey of the medical profession. More than 45,000 doctors who were identified in previous research as the “best” in their specialties are contacted by Best Doctors, Inc. and asked the following question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” Each doctor surveyed has the opportunity to comment confidentially (and candidly) on other physicians listed in his/her specialty, and to make additional nominations.
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) 2014 Annual Conference
April 4 – 6, 2014
Gerald N. Goldberg, MD lectured at the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) 2014 Annual Conference held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, April 4 – 6, 2014. This conference is the premier venue for Laser education internationally. Dr. Goldberg moderated an all-day session on “Fundamentals of Lasers in Healthcare” where he was a Moderator for the Laser Fundamentals Course. He presented three hours of lectures on Fractional and full Ablative CO2 Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Vascular Lesions (with emphasis on Port Wine Stains) and video endpoints of cutaneous Laser therapy.
He also presented an abstract, “Pulsed Dye Laser, Fractional CO2 Laser and Topical Rapamycin for the Treatment of Hypertrophic PWS”, with Jennifer Ang, MD. He was an invited panel member of experts discussing the Cutera Excel V Laser – the newest state-of-the-art Vascular Laser for cutaneous vascular anomalies.
Dr. Goldberg’s 30-year history with Lasers makes him an international authority on Lasers for the skin and an integral contributor to the ASLMS. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arizona where he has been on the faculty since 1984 instructing medical students and residents. He is a preceptor for Dermatology residents for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) as well as the ASLMS.
ASLMS Beckman Laser Institute Laser Aesthetics Course
October 6 – 7, 2013
Dr. Goldberg, a faculty member of the prestigious Beckman Laser Institute, lectured for the third year in-a-row at the 2013 CME-accredited educational weekend Laser Aesthetics Course in Irvine, CA. Over this weekend, physicians and other clinicians who use or are investigating the use of lasers in their practice acquired a greater understanding of lasers and other light energy-based technology and their use in clinical applications.
Dr. Goldberg gave an insightful talk on “Fractional and Full Ablative CO2 Laser” and a “Video Endpoints Session”. Attendees learned valuable information about these powerful lasers and the various innovative treatments now available for patients and the many conditions they can be applied to.
The program also featured renowned faculty J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., E. Victor Ross, M.D., and Emil A. Tanghetti, M.D.
Talks Around the U.S.
Spring of 2013 was a very busy season for Dr. Gerald Goldberg, who gave talks to national, regional and local audiences. He attended various annual meetings and provided his knowledge and expertise throughout his travels. At the American Academy of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting held in Miami Beach, Florida in March, Dr. Goldberg led a two-hour forum of video endpoints of Skin Lasers. He presented on Vascular Lesions and Port Wine Stains at the 33rd ASLMS Annual Conference (American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery) in Boston, Massachusetts on April 4th, highlighting video treatments using skin Lasers. In addition, he conducted a full one-hour course on the use of Vascular Lasers for the Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care Course.
Also in April, Dr. Goldberg lectured on “Skin Signs of Systemic Disease” at the University of Arizona College of Medicine to the entire second-year class. In May, he spoke with Residents in Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on “Practical Pearls from 30 Years of Private Practice.” The lectures were thorough, entertaining, and well-received.
Pima County Medical Society
Dr. Goldberg presented at the Pima County Medical Society on Skin Cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. He also talked about what’s new in Laser Skin Rejuvenation including the latest advances in Laser Skin Treatment. The presentation included an informative and entertaining Q & A session featuring Dr. Beal.
Tucson Lifestyle Magazine
Dr. Goldberg recently spoke with Wendy Sweet, of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, about Shingles, and whether the vaccine can help.
Read the article here
ASLMS Beckman Laser Institute Laser Aesthetics Course
October 6 – 7, 2012
Dr. Goldberg, a faculty member of the prestigious Beckman Laser Institute, lectured at the 2012 CME-accredited educational weekend Laser Aesthetics Course in Irvine, CA. He shared his superlative expertise on lasers, innovative concepts and approaches with colleagues, physicians, and other clinicians who currently use or are investigating the use of lasers. The program also featured renowned faculty J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., E. Victor Ross, M.D., and Emil A. Tanghetti, M.D.
Tucson Pediatric Society Midday Talk
September 11, 2012
Dr. Goldberg gave a midday talk at the Pima County Medical Society on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. He presented fascinating facts to the Tucson Pediatric Society (local Pediatricians and colleagues), about new and incredibly effective treatments for birthmarks, including Hemangiomas, Port Wine Stains, and Tuberous Sclerosis. The message: Early diagnosis and treatment are essential! With over 34 years of experience, Dr. Goldberg continues to be a vital resource in treating and conquering complicated birthmarks. To learn more about birthmarks and treatments available at Pima Dermatology, please Click Here.
For more information about the Pima County Medical Society, please Click Here.
Canyon Ranch Health Resort, Guest Speaker
August 7, 2012
May 5, 2012
Canyon Ranch has informative lectures for guests year-round. Dr. Goldberg was recently invited to speak to summer guests, providing them with a comprehensive talk on “The Sun, Skin Rejuvenation & Cancer Prevention” in May and in August.
For more information about Canyon Ranch, please visit www.canyonranch.com.
TMC for Children Interview: Here Comes the Sun – Tips to Protect your Children from the Arizona Sun from Dr. Goldberg
June 21, 2012
Dr. Goldberg’s helpful sunscreen tips for children. The article, written and posted by Rachel Miller, TMC for Children’s Social Media Consultant, provides important information to better protect you and your children from the sun: Here Comes the Sun – Tips to Protect your Children from the Arizona Sun from Dr. Goldberg
KGUN9 Interview: FDA Makes Labeling Changes to Sunscreen
May 15, 2012
Dr. Goldberg was interviewed by KGUN9 Reporter, Corinne Hautala, in May (National Skin Cancer Awareness Month) to discuss FDA labeling changes to sunscreen.
“I think the biggest misconception is the higher the number the better the sunscreen.”
To see the interview, CLICK HERE.
Guest Speaker at the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds at the University of Arizona: Update on Birthmarks 2012
February 23, 2012
Dr. Goldberg gave a riveting talk, “Update on Birthmarks 2012,” at the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds at the University of Arizona on February 23, 2012, for resident and community physicians. He spoke about some of the latest medical and surgical advances and new approaches to the management of birthmarks, particularly those concerning children with Hemangiomata, Port Wine Stains, and Angiofibromata in Tuberous Sclerosis. Almost all of the patients featured in this presentation are his own. To view the presentation in full, please visit http://streaming.biocom.arizona.edu/event/?id=23834.
Dr. Goldberg’s Patient Before Treatment
Lecture at Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS)
April 18 – 22, 2012
This past April, Dr. Goldberg lectured at the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference in Kissimmee, Florida. His talk, “Fractional Ablative and Full Ablative Resurfacing,” was presented at the teaching course on Laser Basics. He also included a video conference on visual endpoints in Laser Skin Treatments.
Memorial Tribute for Sandra “Sandy” Tountas
November 29, 2011
Dr. Goldberg was a key speaker at a memorial tribute for Sandra “Sandy” Tountas, who passed away from Melanoma in May 2011. Her friends, known as the “Divot Divas,” organized a special luncheon held at La Paloma Country Club on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, to honor their dear friend and to focus on Melanoma awareness. Dr. Goldberg spoke to the group about the dangers of sun and skin, skin cancer, and the many options available for skin cancer prevention and skin rejuvenation. It was a very pleasant afternoon of caring, sharing, and raising skin cancer awareness among those gathered to honor Sandy.
Lecture at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Laser Aesthetics Course at the Beckman Laser Institute
November 12 & 13, 2011
Dr. Goldberg attended the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Laser Aesthetics Course at the Beckman Laser Institute November 12 & 13, 2011. As a member of ASLMS, his lecture, “Fractional Ablative and Full Ablative Resurfacing,” provided physicians with inspiring information to further facilitate investigating the use of lasers in their practices. He also presented a video demonstration with Dr. Victor Ross on Fractional, Ablative, Vascular, Tattoos, Pigmented Lesions, and Hair Removal.
The mission of ASLMS is to be the world’s preeminent resource for biomedical laser and other related technologies, research, education, and clinical knowledge. For more information, please visit ASLMS.
Lead Speaker at the International Sturge-Weber Foundation Family Conference
July 17 – 19, 2011
At the international Sturge-Weber Foundation Family Conference held in Orlando, Florida in July 2011, Dr. Goldberg was lead speaker for “What’s New in Laser Treatment for Facial Port Wine Stains”. He reviewed the natural history, diagnosis, and the latest treatment advances for Facial Port Wine Stains. In addition, he received the honor of being asked to be on the board of the SWS Foundation. For more information about Port Wine Stains and/or Sturge-Weber Syndrome, please visit www.sturge-weber.org
Lecture at the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society’s 53rd Annual Meeting
April 6 – 10, 2011
Dr. Goldberg lectured at the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society’s 53rd Annual Meeting (April 6 – 10, 2011) in Austin, TX: “25 Years of Lasers”. Dr. Goldberg gave a review of the uses and challenges of Skin Laser Treatment over the past 25 years. Work on tattoos, children’s birthmarks, rosacea, skin rejuvenation, scar revision, and wrinkles were among the topics presented. For more information, please visit www.noahderm.org.