About Dr. Donath
Welcome to the practice of Dr. Alexander S. Donath, a renowned facial plastic surgeon who has gained an international reputation for excellence in facial cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Donath is honored to be invited regularly to present his techniques at international conferences in aesthetic surgery and has patients fly in from all parts of the U.S. and many foreign countries.
Dr. Donath has also earned the respect of fellow physicians, having been nominated as a Top Doctor in Cincinnati Magazine and by Castle Connolly for many consecutive years, is a national trainer of other physicians for both Galderma and Allergan, and is a frequent guest on multiple media outlets to present the public with the most recent facial aesthetic techniques.
A proud native of Cincinnati
Facial plastic surgeon
A proud native of Cincinnati, Dr. Donath traveled extensively to hone his skills through first-hand experience with the best facial plastic surgeons in the world, from Beverly Hills to New York City, in order to bring that expertise back to his hometown.
It was in Cincinnati where he grew up in a distinctly medical family, with his father a physician and his mother a nurse. The course of medicine through the family did not begin there, though – 14 other doctors preceded Dr. Donath in setting a standard for excellence.
Graduated with the highest honors
Dr. Donath graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) from Ohio University, where he was a scholarship recipient and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. He then completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, widely recognized as one of the top medical centers in the country, where he was President of the school’s American Medical Student Association chapter, Secretary of the Surgery club, and where he was selected from among his peers for a Research Scholars grant.
Even before medical school, Dr. Donath knew his interest was in surgery, and so during medical school when he fell in love with the anatomy of the face, head, & neck, he elected to pursue a goal of becoming a leader in facial plastic surgery by completing a rigorous five-year residency training program in all aspects of Head and Neck Surgery at St. Louis University, including extensive experience in Facial Plastic Surgery. During this residency, he was fortunate to learn the latest techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from Harvard-trained Facial Plastic Surgery faculty. He additionally spent time studying at Harvard Medical School with the Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Mack Cheney, gaining invaluable insights on a multitude of procedures while working with Dr. Cheney and his team directly in the operating room at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Donath is also involved with many charitable organizations.
Residency and other studies
During residency, Dr. Donath had the unique opportunity to attend a master’s course in rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), at which he learned from some of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. Dr. Donath was stimulated by the challenging nature of this most unforgiving area of the face, and the fact that nose reshaping surgery is widely recognized as the most difficult procedure in all of plastic surgery. It was this interest that led him to seek out the best possible fellowship training in rhinoplasty. This, in turn, led to the honor of being selected from among his peers for a highly competitive fellowship in facial plastic surgery with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This fellowship, located in the suburbs of New York City, is recognized as among the best in the world in facial cosmetic surgery procedures, such as facelifting, injectible fillers, and the correction of post-surgical nasal deformities created by other surgeons (revision rhinoplasty), including those in Manhattan, the rest of the U.S., and indeed the rest of the world. The surgeons at this fellowship are also pioneers in the field of Complementary Fat Grafting–the use of a patient’s own fat cells to naturally restore volume in the face which all patients lose with age, to complement other facial procedures – and Dr. Donath is the exclusive surgeon in the Tristate Area to have been personally trained in this revolutionary technique.
During fellowship, Dr. Donath also maintained his commitment to academics with multiple presentations including one at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) in Washington, D.C. He also wrote an invited expert commentary on state-of-the-art facial rejuvenation for the internationally-renowned journal Current Opinion in Otolaryngology, which adds to his numerous prior publications and has been cited by numerous other doctors in their scientific journal articles.
Dr. Donath has logged literally thousands of facial surgery cases in areas with such uncompromising standards as the New York City region. A doubleboard certified surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic Surgery, you can therefore be assured of truly unparalleled results by choosing Dr. Donath for your facial plastic surgery needs. A consummate perfectionist, he will not rest until you have the look you desire, from a surgeon you can talk to. Trust your face to the Facial Plastic Surgeon – trust your face to Dr. Donath.
Dr. Donath is an internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon, speaking and training other Physicians all over the world. Some of which include: Rio, Dubai, London, Nashville, Barcelona, Vietnam, Lisbon, and Bangkok.
Cincinnati Magazine Awards
Top Doctors Awards
Vitals Patients’ Choice Award
Vitals Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Honors doctors who provided excellent patient care – as reflected in their near perfect patient ratings.
On-Time Doctor Award
Dr. Donath has been recognized and awarded with the On-Time Doctor Award for 2014
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)
Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award
Dr. Donath has been recognized and awarded with the Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Top 10 Doctor
Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area (2014)
Top 10 Doctor – City (2014)
Top 10 Doctor – State (2014)