Robert Barsley, DDS, JD, Professor of Diagnostic Sciences and Director of Oral Health Resources, Community and Hospital Dentistry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.
CSSP member societies are represented by their presidents, presidents-elect, and recent past presidents of leading scientific societies and federations whose combined membership is over a million.
Barsley is a 1977 graduate of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and a 1987 graduate of the Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. He has been a member of the faculty of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry for more than three decades. He has also served as Acting State Dental Director of the Louisiana Office of Public Health and as the Chief Compliance Office for LSU Health Sciences Center.
He is currently the President of the Louisiana Dental Association, a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
He has served as a consultant to numerous coroners’ offices in southern Louisiana and is on staff at the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office and the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office. As a member of Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) Region VI, he served an extended tour of duty in the dental section of the hurricanes Katrina and Rita morgues in St. Gabriel and Carville, Louisiana. He was a co-chair of the Odontology section of the Scientific Working Group on Disaster Victim Identification.
Barsley was admitted to the Bar in Louisiana in 1987 and is a former Magistrate Judge for the Ponchatoula City Court. He is member of the Board of Commissioners of the North Oaks Health System in Tangipahoa Parish.