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About us

About us

The British Medical Laser Association (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 BMLA is a Registered Charity No. 800062

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 Madan

Vishal Madan MBBS (Hons).MD.FRCP
BMLA President 

Dr Vishal Madan is a fully qualified and GMC recognised (on Specialist Register) Consultant Dermatologist.
email: vishal.madan@srft.nhs.uk
website: www.ukdermatologist.co.uk


Vasant Oswal

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

Vasant Oswal is an Emeritus Consultant Otolaryngologist at the James Cook University and a recognized world authority in Lasers in ENT.
email: voswal@aol.com


Jon Exley

Dr Jon Exley PhD, MBA
BMLA Honorary Secretary
Managing Director, Lynton
email: jexley@lynton.co.uk
website: www.lynton.co.uk


Harry Mosley

Prof. Harry Mosley
Emeritus President of the BMLA
email: h.moseley@dundee.ac.uk


Clare Beach
Clare Beach
BMLA Association and Conference Manager
email: office@bmla.co.uk
Mobile: +44 (0)7584 176583
Office: +44 (0)1803 732362

Sanjay Rajpara

Dr Sanjay Rajpara MD (I), FRCP
Consultant Dermatologist, Derm(Mohs) surgeon and laser specialist NHS Grampian and NHS Tayside, BMI Albyn hospital, SKn Aberdeen, ACE dermatology ltd.
email: sanjay.rajpara@nhs.net


Firas Al-Niaimi

Firas Al-Niaimi
Consultant Dermatologist
email: firas55@hotmail.com


Stan Batchelor

Stan Batchelor
Laser and Radiation Protection Adviser.
email: standadviser@gmail.com


Maninder Kalkat

Dr Maninder Kalkat
Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Birmingham
email: maninder.kalkat@heartofengland.nhs.uk


Tom Lister

Tom Lister
Physicist at Salisbury District Hospital
His interests include skin laser treatments and research into optical diagnostics.
email: tom.lister@salisbury.nhs.uk


Samira Syed

Dr Samira Syed. MBBs DCH DCCH RCPEd RCGP FCM
Paediatric Dermatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
email: SamiraBatul.Syed@gosh.nhs.uk
website: www.gosh.nhs.uk/