Professor Taro Kono discusses the importance of understanding the basics of laser safety and physics in this course. You will learn how to operate the different lasers in a safe environment and understand the laser radiation properties. Topics include:

  • Laser safety
  • Laser physics
  • Types of laser
  • Laser protection

About the speaker

​Prof. Kono obtained his M.D. at the faculty of medicine of the Kagoshima University in Japan in 1993. He completed his professional training in the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of the Tokyo Women’s Medical University from 1993 to 1995 and the Department of Surgery of the Metropolitan General Hospital from 1995 – 1997. ​He obtained his PhD. At the Tokyo Women’s Medical University in 2007.

Prof. Kono is the President of Japanese Society of Surgical Dermatology and the Director of Japanese Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine, and Japanese Society of Haemangiomas and Vascular Lesions. He is now the Lecturer and Chief of Laser Unit and Associate Professor at the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Tokai University in Japan and a visiting professor of Nippon University.​ Prof. Kono has been working together with other professions in publicizing more than 200 publications on plastic surgery and laser surgery. He is an Associate Editor of Lasers in Medical Science and a manuscript reviewer of more than 20 international journals.


  • Professor Taro Kono, MD, PhD - Japan