Meet Dr. Jocelyn Leveque - Pensacola Plastic Surgeon




New Beauty Top Doctor - 2015

Dr. Leveque had been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in Pensacola for over fifteen years. She is one of the founding partners of Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery located in the heart of Pensacola, Florida. She has had the distinct honor to treat patients not only from the Pensacola area, but also from all over the United States and throughout the world. As a woman, she feels that she has a unique perspective that allows her to better understand the goals, expectations and concerns of the female patient and can empathize with the desire to restore one’s body image after pregnancy, weight loss or cancer treatment. Dr. Leveque has performed over 2500 cosmetic procedures, specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the breast including breast augmentation, breast lifting, breast reduction and breast reconstruction, as well as cosmetic procedures of the body and face including abdominoplasty, liposuction, body lifting procedures post weight loss, face lifts, brow lifts and eyelid lifts.

Dr. Leveque’s mission is to provide the highest level of quality care to the cosmetic and reconstructive patient in a relaxing, stress-free environment by a compassionate and highly skilled staff. She believes honest communication is the key to establishing a good patient / physician relationship. She enjoys listening to the patient’s concerns, providing patient care education, setting realistic goals and expectations, formulating a plan to achieve the desired results and following the patient along through their post-operative recovery. Patient safety is also a very important aspect of plastic surgery. All surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia are performed in fully accredited facilities and all minor procedures are performed in a relaxing atmosphere in the office using strict safety guidelines.

Dr. Leveque was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked for her veterinarian parents at an early age assisting in surgery and developed a love for the technical aspects of surgery. She was valedictorian of her high school class and received the Joseph M. Brunini and the Presidential Scholarship to attend Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. She graduated cum laude from this prestigious institution with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Biology and Chemistry. She then attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine earning a Doctor of Medicine degree. In medical school she was very active in the American Medical Association Medical Student Section and received the AMA recruiting award. She also participated in surgical research during this time publishing two scientific papers and delivering two presentations at national meetings and participated in several medical mission trips.

Dr. Leveque remained at the University of South Alabama Medical Center to complete a five year general surgery residency which was ranked as one of the top general surgery programs in the country. She continued performing clinical research publishing two more articles in scientific journals. She was chief resident in her final year performing administrative duties for the surgery program. She was also appointed clinical instructor in the department of surgery and had a major role in medical student and resident education.

Dr. Leveque spent the next four and a half years in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane University first completing a plastic surgery residency then an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery. During this time she remained active in clinical research as well as medical student and resident education. She was also a member of several committees including the Operating Room Committee, Medical School Admissions Committee and Women in Medicine Task Force.

Dr. Leveque obtained her board certification by The American Board of Surgery in February, 1999 and The American Board of Plastic Surgery in March, 1999 with a recertification in plastic surgery in 2007. She became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in October, 2000. She also holds memberships in many prestigious professional organizations including the America Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Leveque moved to the Pensacola area in 1999 with her husband of 19 years, Dr. Brett Sullivan, who is an Anesthesiologist and who she works with frequently. They have two children, Danny 17, and Ally 13. She enjoys spending time with them and takes an active role in their events and activities including high school tennis team mom, spearheading school fundraisers and college road trips. Her many hobbies include traveling, painting, cooking, and playing tennis. She is a yearly major sponsor of the Annual Pink Ribbon Tennis Tournament which raises money and awareness for breast cancer and she also plays in the tournament in which she partners with a local tennis pro who is a breast cancer survivor. She and Dr. Butler are generous sponsors of multiple charitable local organizations, and have been awarded The Best of The Bay Award for Plastic Surgery for the past two years.

Dr. Leveque has been involved in many community organizations including a charter member of Pensacola Impact 100, Ballet Pensacola Board of Directors, Pensacola Opera Board of Directors. She was also appointed to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos staff of physicians. She has also been a clinical assistant professor in the Florida State University, Department of Surgery, Pensacola division since 2003 continuing her longstanding commitment to medical education.

Education & Training
POSTGRADUATE 1995-1997 – Tulane University
Fellowship in Plastic Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana
1990-1995 – University of South Alabama
Residency in General Surgery, Mobile, Alabama
GRADUATE 1986-1990 – University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Mobile, Alabama, M.D. 1990
UNDERGRADUATE 1982-1986 – Spring Hill College
Mobile, Alabama, B.S. Psychology (Minor-Biology, Chemistry)
Licensure
Alabama 1991-Present
Louisiana 1995-Present
Florida 2000-Present
Certification
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners (1991)
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery(February 1999)
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery (March 1999)
Recertification 2007
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (October 2000)
Academic Appointments
September 2003 – Present Clinical Assistant Professor
Florida State University
Department of Surgery
Pensacola, Florida Division
July 1997 – November 1999 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
July 1994 – June 1995 Clinical Instructor
Department of Surgery
University of South Alabama Medical Center
Mobile, Alabama
Hospital Staff Appointments
Baptist Hospital, Pensacola – Pensacola, Florida – 01/2000 (Active)
Baptist Hospital, Gulf Breeze – Gulf Breeze, Florida – 01/2000 (Active)
Sacred Heart Hospital – Pensacola, Florida – 01/2000 (Courtesy)
Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile Road – Pensacola, Florida (03/2000)
North Florida Surgery Center – Pensacola, Florida (08/2002)
Honors & Awards
Spring Hill College Joseph M Brunini Scholarship 1982-1986
Presidential Scholarship 1982-1986
Dean’s List 1982-1986
Cum Laude 1986
Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities 1986
Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society)
Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)
University of South Alabama AMA Recruiting Award 1987
Activities & Committees
Tulane University Hospital and Clinics Operating Room Committee
July 1998-June 1999
Tulane University Medical School Medical School Admissions, Interviewer Women in Medicine Task Force

Community Involvement

  • Pensacola Blue Wahoos Physician Team
  • Impact 100 Charter Member
  • Ballet Pensacola Board Member (2010-present) | VP special events 2013-2014
  • Pensacola Opera Board of Directors (2003-2005)
  • Society of The Debutante Charity Cotillion (2015-present)
  • Women’s Business Center Board of Directors
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement

  • Pensacola Blue Wahoos Physician Team
  • Impact 100 Charter Member
  • Ballet Pensacola Board Member (2010-present) | VP special events 2013-2014
  • Pensacola Opera Board of Directors (2003-2005)
  • Society of The Debutante Charity Cotillion (2015-present)
  • Women’s Business Center Board of Directors
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Escambia County Medical Association
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Operation Smile (1995-1999)
  • Tulane Surgical Society

RESEARCH

  • A pilot within-patient controlled study to Evaluate Persistence of Graft-skin Cells in Donor Site Wounds Comparing Graftskin, Graftskin without Epidermis, and Film Dressings $4000-$5000 per patient with Organogenesis; David Jansen (PI) Jocelyn E. Leveque, January 1999-November 1999
  • Effects of Truncal Fat Reduction on Glucose Control in Diabetics, Medical Center of Louisiana New Orleans; Jocelyn Leveque (PI) David Jansen, January 1999- November 1999
  • Retrospective chart review of unusual organisms in breast abscesses in non-lactating women as a marker for Malignancy University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Department of Surgery Jocelyn Leveque, John Ferrara, 1987.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Jansen DA, Stoetzel RS, Leveque JE. “Premenarchal Athletic Injury to the Breast Bud as the cause for Asymmetry: Prevention and Treatment.” The Breast Journal (Accepted)
  • Safran DS, Sullivan BS, Leveque JE, William MD. “Cholecystectomy following the Introduction of Laparoscopy: More, But for the Same Indication.” The American Surgeon 1997;63;6:506-511.
  • Ferrara JJ, Leveque JE, Dyess DL, Lorino CO. “None-surgical Management of Breast Infections in Non-lactating Women: A Word of Caution.” The American Surgeon 1991;56:
  • Thomas WO, Dyess DL, Leveque JE, Strohmeyer SE, Wong SG. “Giant Hamartoma of the Breast Presenting as Macromastia: A Case Report.” Breast Disease. Submitted
  • Leveque JE, Ferrara JJ, Lorino CO. “The Role of Mammography in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Breast Disease in Non-Lactating Females.” Alabama Journal of Medical Science. 1988;25(3).

PRESENTATIONS

National

  • “The Principles of Surgical and Traumatic Wound Closure.” Leveque JE, 1999 ASPRS 25th Anniversary Annual Convention, Radisson Hotel, October 23, 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • “Looking Good – Feeling Better.” Leveque JE, 1998 ASORN Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, November 10, 1998, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • “Etiology and Treatment of Premenarchal Breast Asymmetry.” Leveque JE, Society of Clinical Surgery Meeting, Chateau Sonesta Hotel, November 7,1998, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • “The Use of Osseous Anchors in Medial Thigh Lift.” Leveque JE, Jansen DA. Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, April 16-20, 1997; Sacremento, California
  • “Acute Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Thyrotoxicosis: When “Storm Clouds Meet.” Tolbert GA, Walker GT, Krecker MT, Leveque JE, Grosse JW, Warner BA. Eleventh International Thyroid Congress, September 10-15, 1995: Toronto, Canada
  • “Selective Therapy of Breast Infection in Non-lactating Women: A Word of Caution.” Ferrara JJ, Dyess DL, Leveque JE, Lorino CO. Southeastern Surgical Congress, January 29-31, 1990; Naples, Florida (Poster presentation)
  • “Medical Management of Breast Infections in Non-lactating Women: A Word of Caution.” Leveque JE, Lorino CO, Ferrara JJ. Eighty-second Annual Scientific Assembly of Southern Medical Association, November 6-9, 1988; New Orleans, Louisiana (Poster Presentation)

Local/Regional

  • “Body Contouring After Gastric Bypass Surgery.” February 5, 2003; Baptist Hospital, Pensacola Florida
  • “Aging Gracefully, Update on Cosmetic Surgery.” Emerald Coast Woman’s Club, November 1, 2001; Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • “Aging Gracefully, Update on Cosmetic Surgery.” Baptist Medical Park Navarre, July, 2001; Navarre, Florida
  • “Breast Reconstruction, Reviewing the Options.” Breast Cancer Support Group, Concord Baptist Church, October 2003; Pensacola, Florida
  • “Aging Gracefully, Update on Cosmetic Surgery.” Baptist Medical Park Nine-Mile Road, August, 2000; Pensacola, Florida
  • “Current Concepts in the Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma,” Tulane University Medical School, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, May 16, 1998; New Orleans, Louisiana
  • “Body Contouring.” Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, April 3, 1998; Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • “Immediate and Delayed Breast Reconstruction.” March 23, 1998: Houma, Louisiana
  • “Body Rejuvenation.” March 9, 1998; Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • “Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ptosis.” Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, Tulane University Medical School, November 4, 1997; New Orleans, Louisiana
  • “Recent Advances in the Reconstruction of Lower Extremity Trauma.”Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Tulane University Medical School, May 5, 1997; New Orleans, Louisiana
  • “Current Treatment of Melanoma.” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of South Alabama, April 5, 1995; Mobile, Alabama
RECENT CME
2015 The Aesthetic Meeting; Montreal, Canada
Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium; Atlanta, Georgia
2014 Skin Medica Physician Summit; Dana Point, California
Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium; Atlanta, Georgia
2013 Skin Medica Physician Summit; Dana Point, California
Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium; Atlanta, Georgia
2012 American Society of Plastic Surgery; New Orleans, Louisiana
Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium; Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Aesthetic Meeting; Boston, Massachusetts
Miami Fat Grafting; Miami, Florida
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