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Invited Speakers

Steven E. Wolf, MD, FACS, American Burn Association President, will be discussing “Game Theory for Burn Providers”

Richard Anderson, MD will be discussing “Laser and Burn”

Dr. Anderson graduated from MIT, and then received his MD degree magna cum laude from the joint MIT-Harvard medical program, Health Sciences and Technology.  After completing his dermatology residency and an NIH research fellowship at Harvard, he joined the faculty where he is now Harvard Medical School Professor in dermatology, Director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine; and adjunct Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT. 


Dr. Anderson conceived and developed many of the non-scarring laser treatments now widely used in medical care.  These include treatments for birthmarks, microvascular and pigmented lesions, tattoo and permanent hair removal.  He has also contributed to treatment for vocal cords, kidney stones, glaucoma, heart disease, photodynamic therapy for cancer and acne, optical diagnostics and non-invasive fat removal.


He co-invented fractional laser treatment, which is useful for improving burn scars, and recently developed a new strategy for epidermal grafting of wounds. His research has advanced the basic knowledge of human skin photobiology, drug photosensitization mechanisms, tissue optics, and laser-tissue interactions.  In addition to research at the Wellman Center, Dr. Anderson practices dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches at Harvard and MIT.


Active research includes diagnostic tissue imaging and spectroscopy, photodynamic therapy, mechanisms of selective laser-tissue interactions, adipose tissue biology and novel therapy for skin disorders. Dr. Anderson has been awarded over 60 national and international patents, and has co-authored over 250 scientific books and papers.

David Crandell, MD will be discussing “Amputations”

Dr. Crandell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Harvard Medical School and a physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital  Boston.  He is the Medical Director of the Amputee Program and an Attending Physician on the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program where he works with patients with limb loss and a variety of musculoskeletal trauma. He is the Chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee of the Amputee Coalition and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Public Health.


He is a graduate of Cornell University and the State University of NY at Buffalo Medical School and Life Sciences. He did an internship in Internal Medicine at the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo. He did his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a NIH NRSA Fellowship in Sport Medicine at the Tufts-New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center) in Boston.


As a rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Crandell provided care to twenty-five of the most severely injured survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013, including fifteen survivors with lower limb amputations. 


Dr. Crandell has received the Patient Advocacy Award from the Harvard Medical School Department of PM&R in 2013 and 2017 and the Distinguished Public Service Award for the AAPM&R in 2015.

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