Baton Rouge, LA – Dolleen Licciardi, MD, of River Ridge assumed the presidency of the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) during its annual meeting on Jan. 30th in Baton Rouge. The meeting was the beginning of the one year presidency of the New Orleans native.
“When I realized that I wasn't alone and that together physicians could affect change for the betterment of all physicians and their patients,” said Licciardi, “that’s when I became active in organized medicine.”
Licciardi currently serves in the LSMS’ delegation to the American Medical Association and participates in annual congressional visits to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the LSMS. Licciardi is a tireless supporter of organized medicine and will approach the job of LSMS president with the same dedication she displays in every responsibility and activity she undertakes.
Licciardi has been an active member of the LSMS since joining in 1994. She was elected vice president in 2013 after having served in the LSMS leadership as a member of the Board of Governors since 2006. She is also a valued member of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society, serving as president in 2006 and leading their organization through the challenges of rebuilding following Hurricane Katrina.
Licciardi graduated from Tulane University, LSU Medical School and completed her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt. A board certified pediatrician, she is in private practice in Destrehan.
Established in 1878, the LSMS serves as the premier advocate for patients and physicians. The LSMS is the largest voluntary physician organization in the state and represents all specialties.
Sadie D. Wilks, APR