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Meet World-Renowned Laser Expert Paul M. Friedman, MD

Paul M. Friedman, MD, is a Board-Certified Houston Dermatologist, and the director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, as well as a practicing dermatologist at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center in New York. He is also the current President-Elect of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the field of medical laser and energy-based applications.

Dr. Friedman is a leading authority on skin rejuvenation and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, as well as an experienced researcher and physician in the field of dermatologic surgery. He has been featured in several media outlets and is a frequent guest on Doctor Radio’s Dermatology Show. Dr. Friedman is dedicated to research and patient education, which is evident in his prolific authorship of over 100 medical articles and textbook contributions. He co-wrote Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin and is co-Editor of the textbook Lasers and Light Source Treatment For The Skin. Dr. Friedman is also a contributing author and featured expert on WikiHow, where he has shared his insight on a number of topics, including How to Have a Good Face Care Routine and How to Determine Skin Tone.

Dr. Friedman’s expertise has been recognized with several awards, including the prestigious 2019 Leon Goldman Memorial Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS). in addition to several awards during his medical residency. Dr. Friedman’s professional accomplishments include serving on the ASLMS Board of Directors and as Co-Chair for the Cutaneous Laser Surgery Section of several annual ASLMS conferences, and as a current member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery. He has been featured as a speaker nationally and internationally for several professional organizations, including the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Friedman is a faculty member for the Procedural Dermatology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center and also serves as one of the fellowship directors for the ASDS-accredited cosmetic dermatologic surgery fellowship program. He is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital. In addition to seeing patients at Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, Dr. Friedman is also on staff at Memorial-Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Paul M. Friedman, MD in The Media

Dr. Friedman has been featured in several magazines and periodicals, such as the New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Harper’s Bazaar, New Beauty, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and Prevention Magazine. Dr. Friedman has also been featured in over 30 news programs on the Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC networks. As a leading researcher and physician in the field of dermatology, Dr. Friedman has been recognized by H Texas Magazine as one of Houston’s Top Doctors, by Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctors, and has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America.

Dr. Friedman has been involved in the development of several new dermatological laser systems and techniques that are now commonly used around the world and he continues to be involved in the development of leading-edge technology to help find better solutions for today’s most common skin conditions.

Dr. Friedman is the co-author of Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin, a must-have beauty resource to help readers separate help from hype concerning a variety of common skin conditions. The book was released in July, 2010, and Dr. Friedman is the first physician to have a book published by New Beauty Magazine’s Sandow Media Corporation.

Dermatologist and Author


Dr. Friedman is proud to announce his latest achievement: the publication of Laser & Light Source Treatment for the Skin. The new book is co-edited by Dr. Friedman and published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. This practical guide to laser treatments discusses the many fascinating applications for lasers in remedying common skin conditions such as vascular lesions, tissue tightening, tattoo removal, acne scars, and hair removal. Informative yet engaging, this book can be a useful tool for trainees, dermatologists, and cosmetic surgeons alike, providing a wealth of information in an accessible format.

Laser & Light Source Treatment for the Skin is the second release by Dr. Friedman in addition to Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin. These two invaluable beauty resources can assist both medical professionals and consumers alike in demystifying dermatologic laser treatments and cosmetic dermatology  – providing guidance to achieving beautiful, healthier skin, and anticipating the exciting future of dermatology.