Dr. Gary Donath is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine. After his time at Tulane, he completed his five year residency in General Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX and was chief resident in 1990. He subsequently trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and was chief resident in 1992. Following his plastic surgery residency, he completed an additional year of post-graduate training as a Fellow in Hand and Microsurgery at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Donath is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He remains active and takes a recertification exam every ten years. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeonsand the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Donath travels to Central America often to provide reconstructive surgery for children in developing nations that are unable to provide services such as cleft lip and palate repairs, burn reconstruction, and other developmental and acquired deformities.
Dr. Donath has been very active locally in San Luis Obispo County to facilitate improvements in health care delivery. He served as President of the San Luis Obispo County Medical Society in 2004 and President of the Society Group Foundation in 2005. He remains dedicated to work with other physicians to improve medical services in our community. Dr. Donath has active staff privileges at French Hospital, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, Costal Surgical Institute and the San Luis Obispo Surgery Center.