Gary Lask M.D., Clinical Professor
Director, Dermatologic Surgery Service
Director, Dermatology Laser Center
Director, Mohs' Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgery Unit

Undergraduate Education
University of Southern California

Medical Education
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

LAC Martin Luther King, Jr
Drew Medical Center

Residency Training
LAC Martin Luther King, Jr.
Drew Medical Center, Dermatology

Fellowship Training
LAC Martin Luther King, Jr.
Drew Medical Center, Dermatology
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics,

Board Certification

Clinical Interest
Dermatologic and laser surgery

Dr. Gary P. Lask is Clinical Professor and the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the Dermatologic Laser Center at the David Geffen School of Medicine-UCLA.  He has been a member of the UCLA Dermatology Faculty since 1989.

Having always had a special interest in the application of lasers in Dermatology, he headed one of the eight investigation sites for the original pulsed dye laser and subsequently was one of three investigational sites for the second generation longer pulsed dye laser. He co-authored of the original publications on the early treatment of capillary hemangiomas with the pulsed dye laser. He also co-authored one of the first publications on the use of the CO2 laser for the treatment of sun damage and wrinkles.

He has co-edited four textbooks: Aesthetic Dermatology, Principles and Practices of Cutaneous Surgery, Lasers in Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, and Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach.  He is a founding editor of the Journal of Cutaneous Laser Therapy

Research Interest
Dermatologic and laser surgery

Recent Publications

Custis T, Beynet D, Carranza D, Greco J, Lask GP, Kim J. Comparison of treatment of melomental fold rhytides with cross-linked hyaluronic acid combined with onabotulinumtoxina and cross-linked hyaluronic acid alone. Dermatol Surg. 2010 Nov;36 Suppl 3:1852-8.

Sherling M, Friedman PM, Adrian R, Burns AJ, Conn H, Fitzpatrick R, Gregory R, Kilmer S, Lask G, Narurkar V, Katz TM, Avram M. Consensus recommendations on the use of an erbium-doped 1,550-nm fractionated laser and its applications in dermatologic laser surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2010 Apr;36(4):461-9.

Ke M, Moul D, Camouse M, Avram M, Carranza D, Soriano T, Lask G. Where is it? The utility of biopsy-site photography. Dermatol Surg. 2010 Feb;36(2):198-202.

Greco JF, Soriano T, Lask GP, Kim J. Combination treatment with broadband light and erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet microlaser peel for photoaged skin: case report of four patients. Dermatol Surg. 2008 Nov;34(11):1603-8.

Litak J, Ke MS, Gutierrez MA, Soriano T, Lask GP. Generalized lichenoid reaction from tattoo. Dermatol Surg. 2007 Jun;33(6):736-40.

Lask G, Friedman D, Elman M, Fournier N, Shavit R, Slatkine M. Pneumatic skin flattening (PSF): a novel technology for marked pain reduction in hair removal with high energy density lasers and IPLs. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2006 Jun;8(2):76-81.

Ke MS, Soriano T, Lask GP.  Optimal treatments for hyperpigmentation.  J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2006 Apr;8(1):7-13.

Lask G, Fournier N, Trelles M, Elman M, Scheflan M, Slatkine M, Naimark J, Harth Y.  The utilization of nonthermal blue (405-425 nm) and near infrared (850-890 nm) light in aesthetic dermatology and surgery-a multicenter study.  J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2005 Dec;7(3-4):163-70.