Dr. D. Glynn Bolitho's Credentials
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Dr. Bolitho received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (cum laude) in 1986. He was awarded several prizes, including the prize for Surgery, and the final year student demonstrating the most clinical ability. He then completed surgical training over a twelve year period including residency at the University of Cape Town and Emory University in Atlanta for plastic surgery training. During this time he was awarded a PhD in organ transplantation research, a diploma in primary emergency care and numerous other awards for laboratory and clinical research. His clinical fellowships in hand and microsurgery, aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, and surgical oncology prepared him for his current practice. In addition to aesthetic surgery, he maintains an active interest in breast reconstruction after mastectomy. He has made numerous contributions to textbooks and journals on plastic surgery in the fields of pediatric hand surgery, facial aesthetic surgery and tumor reconstruction. After completion of his training in plastic surgery at Emory University, he remained in university practice as Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Emory University. After moving to San Diego, Dr. Bolitho was appointed to the faculty at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, where he is currently an associate professor (non-salaried) in Plastic Surgery. His hospital affiliations include Scripps Memorial La Jolla, Sharp Memorial, and Mary Birch Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic surgeons. He is quadruple board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the United States, Britain, Canada and South Africa. Dr. Bolitho is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bolitho is the current Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla. He was featured in San Diego Magazine’s “Top Doctor” annual issue for the consecutive years of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Dr. Bolitho was voted by his peers in conjunction with the San Diego County Medical Society. He was also selected to be part of the esteemed 2014 Castle Connolly Top Doctor List. Doctors From his La Jolla practice, Dr. Bolitho performs aesthetic, breast, hand and micro vascular surgery. He combines enthusiasm for his chosen field with a wealth of surgical training to deliver quality care to all his patients.
- Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa (Grad. 1986)
- University of Cape Town (Grad. 1993)
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