Peter Vitruk, PhD

Peter Vitruk earned his PhD degree in Physics in the late 1980s in the former USSR. He held a variety of research positions in academia (The Academy of Sciences in the former USSR and then a Royal Society Visiting Research Fellow position at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) and in laser industry in the USA.

In 2005 Dr. Vitruk founded LightScalpel – the only American based designer and manufacturer of surgical CO2 lasers for dental, medical and veterinary uses in the small office out-patient environment.

In 2017 he founded the American Laser Study Club, an educational platform that helps physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and practice staff members to excel at efficient and safe application of laser energy in everyday practice.

Dr. Vitruk has authored 10 patents and over 20 articles on CO2 lasers, and is a Member of The Institute of Physics, UK. He is married to his wife of 34 years Natasha and they together have two children, Olga and Alexander.


Financial Disclosure: Peter Vitruk receives speaker fees for this conferences, as well other speaking engagements and courses he has authored.

Non Financial: Peter Vitruk has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.