Alexander S. Donath, MD
Dr. Donath is a proud native of Cincinnati. He grew up in a distinctly medical family, with his father a physician and his mother a nurse, and fourteen other doctors in his family who preceded Dr. Donath in setting a standard for medical excellence. From Cincinnati, Dr. Donath traveled extensively around the country, from Beverly Hills to New York City, honing his skills by working first-hand with the world’s best facial plastic surgeons. He returned to his hometown, bringing that expertise back with him.
Dr. Donath graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) from Ohio University. There, he was a scholarship recipient and member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. He attended and completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top medical centers. He served as President of the University’s American Medical Student Association chapter and as Secretary of the Surgery Club. He was also chosen by his peers to receive a Research Scholars grant.
Dr. Donath knew his interest lay in surgery before he’d even attended medical school. There, however, he developed a particular interest in the anatomy of the face, head & neck, thus leading him on his path toward becoming a leader in facial plastic surgery. He achieved this goal by completing a rigorous five-year residency training program at St. Louis University which covered all aspects of Head and Neck Surgery along with extensive training in Facial Plastic Surgery. During his residency, Dr. Donath learned the most up-to-date techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from Harvard-trained Facial Plastic Surgery faculty. In addition, Dr. Donath spent time at Harvard Medical School where he studied with Dr. Mack Cheney, the Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He worked with Dr. Cheney and his team directly in the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary operating room, where he gained invaluable insight into numerous procedures.
During the early years of his residency, Dr. Donath was fortunate to attend a master’s course in rhinoplasty where he learned from some of the world’s best rhinoplasty surgeons. Through this experience, Dr. Donath became inspired by the challenging nature of the face’s most unforgiving area, as well as the widely-held belief that nose reshaping represents the most difficult of plastic surgery procedures. Because of this, Dr. Donath sought out the best possible fellowship training in rhinoplasty. As a result, he was selected by his peers for a highly competitive fellowship in facial plastic surgery with the Glasgold Group. Located in the suburbs of New York City, the surgeons at the Glasgold Group are recognized as being among the best providers in the world of facial cosmetic surgery procedures like facelifting, injectable fillers and revision rhinoplasty. They are also pioneers of Complementary Fat Grafting, a procedure used to complement other facial procedures which utilizes a patient’s own fat cells to naturally restore lost volume in the face. Dr. Donath is the only surgeon in the Tri-state area who has been personally trained in this innovative technique.
Dr. Donath continued his commitment to academics during his fellowship by giving numerous presentations. He spoke at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) in Washington, D.C. He has also published extensively, including an invited expert commentary on state-of-the-art facial rejuvenation for Current Opinion in Otolaryngology, an internationally-renowned journal.
Dr. Donath has performed thousands of facial surgery cases in numerous areas across the country with such uncompromising standards as the New York City area. He is board certified with a specialization in Facial Plastic Surgery. Selecting Dr. Donath for your facial plastic surgery needs ensures that you receive truly unparalleled results. In fact, as a consummate perfectionist, Dr. Donath will not rest until he has provided you with your desired look. Just as you should trust your face to no less than a Facial Plastic surgeon, you should trust your face to no less than Dr. Donath.