Claude C. “Jack” Coleman, Jr., M.D.

The Virginia Society of Plastic Surgery mourns the loss of one of its founding members, Claude C. “Jack” Coleman, Jr., M.D. of Richmond. Dr. Coleman founded the Division of Plastic Surgery at University of Virginia in 1956 and went on to develop its residency program before establishing a private practice in Richmond in the 1960s. […]

Republican Robert Hurt

Breast Cancer Patient Education Act

VASPS Supported Advocacy: VASPS supported with signage on a coalition statement, and with face to face lobbying with congress by Dr. Vastine, President and Dr. Gross of Northern Virginia. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is pleased to announce the passage of the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2015 through the FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations […]

BRA Day VASPS

Virginia Governor Declares October 21st, 2015 BRA Day

“By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governoe or the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized: Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day” Virginia Governor recognizes October 21, 2015 as Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day) in our Commonwealth of Virginia. Governor McAuliffe in his declaration specifically recognized: Breast cancer […]

Breast Cancer Patient Education Act Coalition Update – September 2015

To date, 35 national and regional organizations have joined the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in our quest to educate breast cancer patients about their reconstructive and prosthetic options. As you know, Senators Roy Blunt (R-NO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced the bill in May, quickly followed by a reintroduced in the House by Representatives […]

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