Laura Layden Cassidy
Laura Layden Cassidy is the loving wife of Congressman Bill Cassidy –who is currently in a feud with Kimmy Kimmel over the health care bill.
Laura Layden Cassidy who, like her husband is a physician and is currently retired –is yet to comment on the situation. Laura has written articles on health issues following her retirements and is a loyal supporter of her husband.
Her hubby received both his bachelor’s degree and his M.D. from Louisiana State University and became a liver specialist at the Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge. In 2006, he made the transition to politics as a Louisiana State Senator.
Bill has praised his wife in the past labeling her as a ‘huge influence in his career path.’ Get to know Laura Cassidy in her top facts below.
#1 Laura Layden Cassidy is an Alabama native.
Laura Cassidy was born in Tuscaloosa and raised in Mobile, Alabama. She and her family are currently based in Baton Rouge.
#2 Laura Layden is a retired surgeon
Laura Layden Cassidy attended the University of Alabama –Birmingham Medical School. In the early 90’s, Laura Layden Cassidy served for two years as Chief of Surgery at Earl K. Long Medical Center. In 1992 she opened her private practice, which specialized in the treatment of breast cancer.
#3 She worked in Africa
She did her general surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Laura traveled to Africa twice in her residency to work as a surgeon in hospitals run by World Medical Missions.
#4 She became the first surgeon in the Baton Rouge to practice sentinel lymph node biopsies
Laura expanded the use of lumpectomy in breast cancer surgery in the Baton Rouge area, brought the Minimum Invasive Breast Biopsy technology to Baton Rouge.
#5 Laura co-founded the Louisiana Key Academy
A public charter school focusing on children with dyslexia in East Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. She serves as President of the board.
#6 Laura Layden Cassidy is also an author
Following her retirement in 2006, Laura wrote several guest columns to publications over the years. In one of her columns she thanked Angelina Jolie, who suffered from breast cancer.
#7 She and her husband have three children together
Laura Layden met Bill Cassidy during her time as a resident. The two have welcomed a son Will and daughters, Meg and Kate. She welcomed her first grandchild in 2014.