Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS

Dr. Peter Vitruk earned his PhD degree in Physics from the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute, Moscowin the late 1980s, and has since held a variety of research and development positions around the globe. In the 1990s he held a Research Scientist position with The Academy of Sciences in the former USSR, followed by a Royal Society Visiting Research Fellow position at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He later worked as a Senior Scientist with Synrad Inc.and then as Chief Scientist with Luxar/ESC/Lumenis, both in Seattle, WA. His work contributed to the development of high power RF-excited CO2 lasers and atomic Xe lasers. His most recent interests include the physics of soft tissue surgery and dentistry.

In 2002 Dr. Vitruk founded Luxarcare LLC – an exclusive certified Luxar laser service and accessories provider for 12,000+ surgical Luxar laser installations around the globe. In 2005 Dr. Vitruk founded LightScalpel LLC – the only American-based designer and manufacturer of surgical CO2 laser for the small office out-patient market. Dr. Vitruk has authored 10 patents and over 20 articles on CO2 lasers, and is a Member of The Institute of Physics, UK, and a Member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, USA. He is married to his wife of 34 years, Natasha, and they have two children together, Olga and Alexander.

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