Dr. Alastair Carruthers is Clinical Professor of Dermatology with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He received his medical degree from Brasenose College, Oxford (UK) in 1969, did his dermatology residency at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London and completed his graduate studies in dermatologic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (USA) in 1982. During his 20 years of practice, Dr. Carruthers has made several major contributions to the field of Dermatology, foremost is use of BOTOX® for cosmetic applications, a discovery he made with his wife, Dr. Jean Carruthers, in 1987. He has over 100 published articles to his credit and has authored numerous text books. He is a member of several associations, including the American Dermatological Association and the Canadian Dermatology Association, where he served as President from 1998 to 1999. In addition, he was President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery for 2006-2007.