About Medical Laser Dynamics
Medical Laser Dynamics, founded in 1990 as support for new laser procedures in hospitals, has been developing, training, and supporting energy-based procedures, programs, education and regulation across the United States and around the world. Mr. Clark has worked in major hospital settings (North Carolina Memorial Hospital UNC and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas), Free-Standing Surgery Centers (Grandview Surgery Center), and in establishing both Aesthetic Centers (EpiCentre Dallas) and aesthetic practices around the globe since 1988.
Mr. Clark brings a team of experienced experts and educators from many fields together to support both government entities and private practices and businesses. MLD has been an active partner with many states as they develop and promulgate their certification programs (Texas, Georgia, Minnesota). MLD and Mr. Clark have cooperated with many manufacturers to bring their products and clinical support to market. The experience base over three decades+ is an invaluable tool in getting your business/practice, your staff, and your administrative needs to world level standards meeting all local and national requirements.
Mr. Clark and his associates have a world-renowned history of bringing the most difficult concepts in an easily digestible form to business, organizations and users around the world. Having worked with every US manufacturer and many around the world for over 30 years brings a very unique outlook and overview to the industry. Their independent nature allows for a clear no nonsense evaluation of procedures, practices, and devices without the possible cloud of sales bias. MLD sells no devices and does not specifically endorse specific manufacturers.
MLD has the reputation in the marketplace of fair and unbiased informative forums based on clinical needs and the best known and developing methods of addressing them. Many professional organizations endorse MLD and have Mr. Clark or his associates as an active part of their annual meetings. On the private office/business level MLD has a long reputation of coming to the client’s own environment and assisting in device evaluation and implementation, staff and physician training, and all administrative/regulatory needs without the expensive need for staff travel and expenses to remote sites. MLD has client practices that it has visited and supported continually for decades helping them through growth, expansion, and retraining with a comfortable knowledge of what they desire and need in a unique on-going and personal basis.
Being in the international speaking forum allows MLD and Mr. Clark the ability to bring ideas, concepts, and applications from the thought leaders from both the US and around the world. Thousands have found MLD an indispensable part of their ongoing needs and development.
Patrick J. Clark | CMLSO
CEO / Director of Clinical Education Dallas, Texas
Mr. Clark has been active in clinical light applications since 1988. Pat moved from his first administrative and clinical exposure of laser use and control at the University of North Carolina Memorial Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to being a member of the team to first accomplish and teach routine laser laparoscopic cholecystectomy in several Northeast states. A Texas native, Pat returned home in 1992 to be selected as the founding director of the laser program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and the allied hospitals. In that position he refined a teaching and administrative process that included the control of some 117 laser and light sources in a myriad of applications and a recurring education process for physicians, residents, nurses, and paramedicals. Numbers of internationally known facilities and organizations call upon Pat to assist in development, testing, application and safety of light on tissue worldwide.
Pat has direct experience in complete hospital programs, outpatient and freestanding surgery centers, the beginnings of office and spa applications, and the development of light applications for nonprofessional and home use. His commercial experience includes being Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Product Development for both a national publically held mobile laser-surgical services company, Medical Alliance, and with the device division of an international pharmaceutical company, ICN. Often called upon by laser manufacturers and having given over 400 clinical and lay lectures in the last 20 years, Mr. Clark can bring a world of experience to your select needs.
Michael H. Gold | MD
Chief Medical Officer Nashville, Tennessee
Dr. Gold is the founder of Gold Skin Care Center and Advanced Aesthetics Medi Spa located in Nashville, Tennessee. The Center began serving the Nashville community in 1990. Dr. Gold is a board certified dermatologist who oversees the various facets of the Center’s operations, a combination of medical and surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic services and research endeavors. Dr. Gold has earned a national and international reputation for providing patients with leading edge technological advances and has expertise in all facets of dermatology and aesthetic care. He is the author of over 75 published scientific articles. Dr. Gold completed his undergraduate studies at Tulane University in 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in 1985 and was part of the first class to utilize and graduate from the North Chicago Medical School campus. He performed an internship in internal medicine at Emory University in Atlanta before returning to the Chicago area to complete his training in dermatology at Northwestern University Medical Center.
Gregory S. Wright | JD
President / General Manager Seattle, Washington
For the past eighteen years Mr. Wright has worked as a corporate business consultant, civil litigation attorney, senior business manager and corporate general counsel for both private and publicly held companies. Mr. Wright has broad management experience in business formation, operations, risk management, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and medical practice management. Mr. Wright is the former president of Agea Laser & Skin Clinics a Scottsdale, Arizona based physician owned and operated group of medical aesthetic practices. Between 1997 and 2002 Mr. Wright served as corporate general counsel for a Seattle based software company and managed numerous business projects and product development ventures. Recently Mr. Wright has worked with Verizon Wireless and Lucent Technologies in business projects, has assisted the purchase of a commercial office buildings in Europe worked on a joint systems integration project with Motorola (Shanghai) and did a software development and licensing transaction with the Czech Republic. Mr. Wright received a bachelor degree in communications/sales from Brigham Young University, a Juris Doctor degree from McGeorge School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Washington (1990) and Utah (2003). In recent years Mr. Wright has done many national speaking engagements and seminars on business operations for aesthetic medical practices, white-collar crime detection and sexual harassment in the workplace.