Melanie Grossman, M.D., Recipient of the 2017 Ellet H. Drake Award

melanie award

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery has awarded Dr. Melanie Grossman with the Ellet Drake award for her outstanding contributions in the use of lasers and laser medicine.


The Ellet H. Drake Memorial Award was established in 1995 to recognize a practicing physician who has contributed to innovative laser procedures and/or laser products for medicine. It is given in memory of Ellet Drake, MD, co-founder of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.


The award and plaque was presented to Melanie Grossman, M.D., at the Annual ASLMS Conference. Dr. Grossman also presented a lecture during a plenary session at the conference.


About the author

Dr. Melanie Grossman (Princeton A.B., New York University M.D., Yale Internship, Columbia University Residency, Harvard Fellowship) is a board certified dermatologist and laser surgeon. A co-inventor and patent-holder of laser hair removal, Dr. Grossman is renowned globally as a pioneer of laser science. Her private practice features state-of-the-art laser and energy based devices, as well as a broad range of treatments to achieve healthy, beautiful skin for your face and body.