Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Changing lives with each pulse -----

Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Changing lives with each pulse -----

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The TSLMS started as a small group of caring laser surgeons who were interested in sharing ideas, fostering new relationships, and enhancing patient outcomes. We now find our roster of members ever expanding, with one of the most recognized national educational events in the US which focuses on Lasers & Energy Based Devices, Injectables for Cosmetic Concerns, Skin Care, Practice Management and Medical Dermatology as well.

Scale 2019 featured upwards of 850 attendees and 125 industry vendors. Now, in the midst of Coronavirus and COVID-19, we are making plans for 2020 to have a Virtual Event unlike anything which has preceded us.

Drs. Brian Biesman and Michael Gold have the same vision for a Virtual SCALE Meeting and we work as hard as is needed to assure that we have checked all the boxes, crossed every “T,” and dotted every ”I” to make sure that this is the best meeting of 2020.

Virtual SCALE is going to be a special event in 2020 – and we want you there!!!

Brian S. Biesman, MD and Michael H. Gold, MD
Board Members of Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Co-Directors of Music City SCALE

15th Annual Meeting July 24-26, 2020


Board of Directors

President: Michael H. Gold, MD
2010-2015   (2010-Present)

Secretary: John Moore, MD
2010-2015   (2010-Present)

Past President: John Binhlam, MD

Board Members

Brian Biesman, MD
John Binhlam, MD
Don Clemons, MD
Wayne Day, MD
Sam Fulk, MD
Albert Kattine, MD
John Moore, MD
Adrian Rodriquez, MD
Jason Wendel, MD

For more information contact Karen Dennis:

Government Relations Committee Mission

PURPOSE: The Government Relations Committee develops and advocates positions on relevant issues impacting patient welfare and the practice of lasers and aesthetic medicine, and surgery.

ROLE: Committee members work with the TSLMS’s lobbyist in promoting the TSLMS mission and defending against legislation, regulations and public policy potentially threatening to the practice of lasers and aesthetic medicine, and surgery and our patients.

Government Relations Committee members will have the opportunity to work with state legislators, legislative leadership and key public policy officials to further the mission of TSLMS.


  • Serve as an information resource to the TSLMS lobbyist;
  • Provide testimony in Tennessee General Assembly committee hearings and face to face meetings with lawmakers and other public policy officials;
  • Contact state legislators and policy officials by phone or email to advocate for TSLMS’s interest;
  • Identify supportive key lawmakers for campaign contributions; and attend fundraising events;
  • Engage medical and other healthcare professionals in the practice of lasers and aesthetic medicine, and surgery to join TSLMS.

Effective Laws Proposed and Forwarded by TSLMS Government Relations Committee

TSLMS is the nationwide leader in successfully passing legislation that is at the forefront of state government oversight in the practice of lasers and aesthetic medicine, and surgery. TSLMS also supports legislation in the interest of all medical patients.

Tennessee Patient Safety Cosmetic Medical Procedures Act

Tennessee Medical Spa Registry

Tennessee Medical Spa Update

Medical Spa Application and Renewal Form

Tennessee Approved Med Spas

Code of Ethics


The goal of the Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (TSLMS) is to promote patient welfare and advance the science of laser technology in the health care professions. The Society was established for the purpose of maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards in the practice of laser medicine and surgery.

The pursuit of this goal by the Society is through the means of promoting an active exchange of information, encouraging research in both clinical and non-clinical fields and monitoring the use of lasers in the health professions. The Society is an amalgamation of engineers, scientists, technologists, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. In order to promote the patient welfare, the Society establishes this Code of Ethics as a standard of conduct to which each member is expected to adhere. TSLMS is committed to establishing an environment free from sexual harassment. It is against the policies of TSLMS for any member, male or female, to sexually harass another person.

Membership in the Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery implies that the member is of good moral character and adheres to these tenets, instructions, and principles, the ultimate goal of which is to benefit the patient. Failure to uphold these tenets may subject the member to dismissal from the Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.


I recognize that membership in the TN Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is a privilege, not a right, and is subject to and governed by the Society’s Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Administrative Regulations, Code of Ethics, and other rules the TN Society may adopt. If accepted as a member of the TN Society, I agree to abide by its rule and recognize the importance of the TN Society’s ability to investigate the qualifications of the applicants for membership and maintain standards of conduct for it s members. The TN Society must be able to perform its investigatory and disciplinary functions without fear of litigation by rejected applicants or disciplined members. I consent to any investigation the facts disclosed in this application, to any disciplinary investigation during my membership in the TN Society, and to any statements made in the application or discipline process, by whomever made and whether defamatory or not. In return for consideration of my application, I consent to the TN Society inviting and receiving information and comments about me from any member or other person, and I agree that any information and comment furnished to the TN Society in response to such an invitation shall be conclusively deemed confidential and privileged, and I waive any claim or course of action and release the TN Society, its members, directors, officers, or agents and any person furnishing information or comment in response to an invitation from the TN Society for any damage or liability by reason of any action any of them may take in connections with this application.

If elected to membership in the TN Society, I further waive any claim or cause of action and the TN Society, its members, directors, officers, Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee members, agents or any person reporting, furnishing information or commenting about in connection with any disciplinary action of the TN Society.

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