Mr. Bankowski joined Palomar in 2000 and came to Cynosure (division of Hologic) as part of the Palomar acquisition and currently serves as Vice President of Field Clinical. He works with leading cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide on the clinical development of new technology. For the past 20 years he has been directly involved with research & development, clinical applications & training and sales & marketing of energy-based systems. Richard is the former co-founder of a private cosmetic laser dermatology clinic. For fifteen years he worked with the center to develop and test new technologies. He is an adjunct member of ASDS and a member of the Industry Advisory Council. Richard is also a Fellow of the ASLMS and has served on multiple committees. He is also involved with the Strategic Planning Session and other educational initiatives of the Society and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014 for a three year term.