Patrick J. Clark, CMLSO
Curriculum Vitae
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

  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
  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.




Joseph R. Feste, MD
  Joseph R. Feste, MD
JD Aesthetic Business Solutions Austin, Texas

Dr. Feste is the President and Owner of JD Aesthetic Business Solutions. He retired after 34 years of practicing OB/GYN. In 1982, seeing the potential in laser cosmetics, he decided to apply his laser surgery skills and became one of the first OB/GYNs to organize laser surgery workshops at Women's Hospital of Texas for all specialties. He is Board Certified in Laser Surgery and has more than 25 years of laser experience. After retirement, Dr. Feste decided to open a full-service medical spa in Austin, TX. He sold his spa for a profit in it's second year after realizing the need for consultants, that not only had the knowledge and experience in cosmetic medicine, but also the ability to successfully run and operate a business.


Leslie J. Pollard
  Leslie J. Pollard, CMLSO
Southwest Innovative Solutions Richardson, Texas

Ms. Pollard worked as a clinical laboratory supervisor at UTMB for 6 years, specializing in hematology and transplant research. After attending TSTC for her associates in Laser Electroptics Engineering, she was recruited to start a surgical laser program at a medical center facility in Asheville, NC. There Ms. Pollard established the first laser program in WNC. She established the program to the growth of 21 laser systems, multi disciplinary, as well started and supervised the Minimally Invasive Surgical Team for the Health System providing multiple technologies for both clinical application and teaching and training of physicians, residents, nursing, and surgical technologists in the many facets of laser technology as well as other energy modalities and multiple endoscopic programs such as laparoscopy, endoscopy lab, urology, arthroscopy, cardiovascular MIS, and neurosurgical MIS.

In 1999, Ms. Pollard took a position as the product development director and educator for a mobile laser technology company. In 2002, she established her own business, Southwest Innovative Technologies, Inc. to dedicate herself to the education of those in healthcare to new medical technologies and lasers. She provides services to both hospital environments as well as medical spas utilizing medical laser technology.