The British Medical Laser Association

Registered Charity No. 800062

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About us

About us

The BMLA was founded in 1980 and is the leading society for medical lasers in the UK. It’s membership comprises a wide range of individuals, including dermatologists, surgeons, nurses, beauty therapists, manufacturers, researchers and safety advisors.

The British Medical Laser Association is a scientific society established to:

  • Promote the safe operation of lasers and light based technology in the treatment of human diseases.
  • Promote research and development in laser and light based technology in medicine and by the publication of the useful results of such research.
  • Establish standards in the medical application of lasers and light based technology.
  • Promote collaboration and understanding between clinical and scientific disciplines in the field of laser and light based technology application.

  • Vishal Maden MBBS (Hons).MD.FRCP, President of the BMLA

    Dr Vishal Madan is a fully qualified and GMC recognised (on Specialist Register) Consultant Dermatologist.



  • Vasant Oswal MBBS, DORL, MS, DLO, FRCS, Vice-President of the BMLA

    Vasant Oswal is an Emeritus Consultant Otolaryngologist at the James Cook University and a recognized world authority in Lasers in ENT

    ENT, Cleveland

    tel: 01287622000

    mobile: 07515682388


  • Dr Jon Exley PhD, MBA. Honarary Secretary, BMLA

    Managing Director, Lynton

    tel: 01477 536977


  • Dr Sanjay Rajpara MD (I), FRCP. Honarary Treasurer, BMLA

    Consultant Dermatologist, Derm(Mohs) surgeon and laser specialist NHS Grampian and NHS Tayside, BMI Albyn hospital, SKn Aberdeen, ACE dermatology ltd.


  • Dr Samira Syed, MBBs, DCH, DCCH, RCPEd, RCGP, FCM

    Paediatric Dermatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

    t: 020 7405 9200 ext 0064


  • Tom Lister

    Tom Lister is a medical physicist at Salisbury District Hospital. His interests include skin laser treatments and research into optical diagnostics.


    Tel: 01722 345520


The BMLA is grateful for the kind support of its sponsors. The BMLA does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Thus, the presence of the above logos does not signify BMLA endorsement or recommendation.