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Michael Hailey, MD

Michael W. Hailey, MD was born in Louisville, Mississippi.  He attended the Mississippi School for Math and Science, Delta State University, and Tulane Medical School. After completing his General Surgery Residency in Birmingham, AL at Carraway Methodist Medical Center – he returned to Baton Rouge to practice.  In 2005, he established Breast Specialty of Baton Rouge to call attention to cancer and diseases of the breast.  For many years, he has been involved with Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center providing leadership and care for patients. He annually gives several community and physician-based lectures.  Dr. Hailey is currently in solo private practice on the campus of Woman’s Hospital.  His team has approximately 12,000 patient encounters per year and he annually performs over 1000 surgical procedures and sees 300 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.  Dr. Hailey believes in true Multi-Disciplinary Care for each breast cancer patient.  He believes that this care begins at the time of a breast cancer diagnosis and is carried into survivorship. Dr. Hailey works with all medical disciplines to ensure state-of-the-art care for his patients. His efforts led to accreditation of Woman’s Hospital by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. He was instrumental in their Cancer Navigator Program that has led to improved support after a diagnosis of breast cancer. He continues to work with local professionals to offer better education and care for all breast patients.