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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 […]


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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2015 Biennial Educational Meeting

  The 2015 Biennial Educational Meeting will be at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond & The Westin Richmond Hotel on November 6th & 7th, 2015. Keynote Speaker: Loree Kalliainen, M.D., FACS When: November 6th & 7th Where: VCU Richmond & Westin Richmond Hotel Meeting Info: Phone:(757) 574-0260 Email: Hotel Information: The Westin Richmond […]

2015 Q1 Newsletter

Dear VASPS Members, Another year has come and gone and during 2014 the VASPS leadership was busy on behalf of members. We continued to work with MSV and the BOM to draft revised regulations for Office based surgery. The proposed regulation changes are currently in the Governor’s office waiting his approval. From there the document […]

2014 Chicago Meeting Summary

by Victoria L. Vastine, MD, FACS President, VASPS We had a nice meeting in Chicago with good conversation, food and drink. The venue was a bit difficult for the business meeting, but with the understanding of those present we were able to get some work done. The VASPS welcomed new member Anne Dzrewiecki, of Virginia […]

VASPS in Chicago 2014

Going to Chicago for the ASPS Meeting?

Going to Chicago for the ASPS Meeting? Join us for the VASPS Annual Business Meeting and Reception!  Spouses are welcome. Get an update on past year activities of the VASPS while meeting face to face with your Virginia colleagues. Hosted by VASPS President, Dr. Victoria Vastine. When:      Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 pm What:       […]