Profile of a CMLSO
- Who are you? Mr. Kevin DiCerbo, CMLSO
I am the Director of Operations for Celibre Medical Corporation, a laser dermatology office in Los Angeles, CA. My office is located in a suburb of Los Angeles called Torrance.
- When did you start working with lasers?
I am a civil engineer by training, but now focus most of my efforts on managing the practice for Dr. Harold J. Kaplan. Because of my engineering background, I am responsible for many aspects of the laser technology including purchasing, maintenance and safety. I have been working with medical lasers for almost 7 years.
Becoming an LSO and CMLSO
- How did you become the LSO?
I volunteered to be the CMLSO at our facility because I thought it would be good from a risk/malpractice standpoint. I also thought it would help our patients feel more comfortable with our practice.
- What do you feel are the challenges of today’s LSO?
What challenges me most is continuing to find out how to achieve consistently better and better results while maintaining unwavering standards of clinical safety.
- How has becoming certified helped/benefited you in your career?
It has given me more credibility, which is critical because I am not a licensed physician or nurse.