Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship

The OSA Foundation and The Wellman Center for Photomedicine (WCP) at the Massachusetts General Hospital are pleased to announce the creation of  the Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship in Biomedical Optics for research aimed at advancing optical techniques toward understanding and solving important scientific and biomedical problems.

The Fellowship will honor the extraordinary contributions Dr. Deutsch made to the field of Biomedical Optics. A pioneer in the development of lasers and laser applications, trailblazer, mentor, Dr. Deutsch was a role model to numerous physicists and engineers pursuing careers in biomedical optics.

This multidisciplinary Fellowship was created to foster interactions between researchers from diverse fields of science and medicine. The Fellow will perform the majority of their research at the Wellman Center. Applications from any field of biomedical optics are encouraged. For additional information regarding the Wellman Center please visit

This is a term-limited program that will sponsor a Fellow for up to 20 years.

Fundraising and Program Committee

Charles P. Lin, Ph.D. | Wellman Center
Tayyaba Hasan Ph.D. | Wellman Center
R. Rox Anderson MD | Wellman Center
Guillermo J. Tearney, MD Ph.D. | Wellman Center
Susan A. Weeks | Wellman Center
Seemantini Nadkarni, Ph.D. | Wellman Center
Conor L. Evans, Ph.D. | Wellman Center
Chad Stark | OSA Foundation
Terence Rooney | OSA Foundation

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