Maryland Law Requires to Advertise Board Certification

Below is an article published recently in Health Digest about a law passed in Maryland that limits the use of “ Board Certification “ in advertising. The Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons would like to see similar legislation passed in the State of Virginia. ( – HAGERSTOWN, Md., Oct. 1, 2012 — Effective October 1, […]


Fall 2012 Letter From the President

We continue to try to actively seek ways to proscribe the surgical activities of physicians trained at weekend courses to perform cosmetic surgery.  Progress is slow.  Many parties have different viewpoints.  The Board of Medicine has a laissez faire attitude to the practices carried out in physician’s offices, but they have limited individual physicians after being stimulated to […]

Medical Society of Virginia

MSV to BOM Guideline With Preamble

The Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons has been working with the Medical Society of Virginia, MSV, to improve the safety of plastic surgical procedures carried out in an outpatient environment in the State of Virginia. Board certified Plastic Surgeons have standards directed at safety supplied by the American Society of Plastic surgeons as well as […]