Gary R Donath

Gary R Donath, MD

Associate Professor

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About Gary R Donath

I am an associate professor in the division of plastic surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. My clinical interests include reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery.

I received my bachelor’s in biochemistry and medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. After achieving these degrees, I went on to pursue two residencies, one in general surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and another in plastic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, I completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at California Pacific Medical Center.

Upon completing my training, I practiced in California for over 25 years, and focused on aesthetic surgery, breast reconstruction, skin cancer reconstruction and hand surgery. I returned to academics and teaching at Albany Medical Center in 2020. I am a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and am certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Additionally, I contributed to several research publications, attended seminars, and served as a consultant for the development of tissue expanders and biomaterials for breast reconstruction.

Teaching Profile

Teaching Philosophy
We are fortunate at UF/Shands to have the opportunity to educate the next generation of plastic surgeons. Our division is part of an exceptionally talented surgery department and we benefit from strong leadership and advocacy for patient care and resident training. Our residents and fellows are part of our team and are treated as colleagues. Teaching and learning are bi-directional and it is a privilege to be part of a great plastic surgery division.

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Breast augmentation surgery
  • Breast reconstruction – implants
  • Breast reduction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Facelift
  • Head and face reconstruction
  • Liposuction
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs micrographic surgery


Primary nasoplasty in unilateral and bilateral cleft nasal deformity.
Clinics in plastic surgery. 20(4):781-91 [PMID] 8275640.
Prostacyclin synthetase activity in human diabetic and nondiabetic vascular tissue.
Journal of vascular surgery. 4(1):63-7 [PMID] 3522943.
Idiopathic spontaneous deep venous thrombophlebitis in an adolescent: a case report.
Angiology. 36(11):815-20 [PMID] 3840661.
[Autoplastic reconstruction of ductus choledochus using the appendix vermiformis].
Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen. 41(12):560-4 [PMID] 5495214.


Fellowship, Hand and Microsurgery
1992-1993 · California Pacific Medical Center
Residency, Plastic Surgery
1990-1992 · University of Pennsylvania Affiliated Hospitals
Residency, General Surgery
1985-1990 · University of Texas Southwestern Affiliated
Medical School
1985 · Tulane University School of Medicine

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