Our staff has been charged with the mission of helping patients reach their goals in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. From the person that answers the phone to the physician and nurse that perform surgery we are committed to this task.
Dr. Gary Donath is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine. He then completed a 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 Surgeons and 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.