||Reilley to Lead Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Ann Ford Reilley, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Associates in Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, was elected president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons at the annual meeting held in Amelia Island, Florida, in June. Dr. Reilley’s election marks the first time that the 55-year-old organization will have a female president.
Dr. Reilley is a 1979 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Following completion of a residency in general surgery at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, she completed her residency in plastic surgery at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. She became the first board certified female plastic surgeon in Louisiana in December 1988.
Dr. Reilley and her SESPRS colleagues, Drs. Holly and Simeon Wall of Shreveport and Dr. Kenneth Odinet of Lafayette, have been instrumental in passing the “Truth-in-Advertising” legislation in Louisiana, where physicians advertising services must now state their certifying board rather than just indicating “board certified.” The certifying board must be a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association. The Louisiana law, LA ACT No. 337, is currently one of the strictest “Truth-in-Advertising” laws passed in the nation.
The Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons represents over 500 board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Caribbean.