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Alison L. Laidley MD FACS FRCS(C) completed her medical school at the University of Alberta, Canada in 1984, a general surgery residency at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1990 and a critical care fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1992. Dr. Laidley has been in private practice as a breast surgeon at Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas since 1993. In September 2009, she joined Texas Oncology, a large multidisciplinary cancer practice with offices throughout Texas, and the practice changed its name to Texas Breast Specialists.
Dr. Laidley is a past-member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) serving from 2005-2008. She is active on several ASBS Committees including the Mastery of Breast Surgery Committee, a quality improvement initiative for surgeons. Dr. Laidley participates in breast cancer clinical research through NSABP trials and the ASBS. She is frequently asked to speak about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as new and emerging breast cancer technologies.
In 2004, she formed a group for her patients and their families called “Laidley’s Ladies and Gentlemen”. The group provides patients access to each other so that no one walks their breast cancer journey alone. The group is now formalized as a charitable organization, Laidley’s Ladies Foundation, the Mission of which is to assist underfunded families access to excellent breast cancer care and to promote survivorship care and awareness. The Laidley’s Ladies Foundation is part of Texas Oncology Foundation, Inc. established in 1997 and dedicated to providing support to cancer patients in the communities where they live, work and receive treatment.