The Legacy



Published:

After more than 30 years of innovation, dr. Deloach  hangs up the gloves. But his vision lives on in the next generation of plastic surgeons.

With the retirement of Dr. Dan Deloach, a great chapter in Savannah medicine, one which has enriched the lives of thousands, comes to a close. His legacy is one of service and of commitment, not just to his patients in the Coastal Empire but in the lives he touched around the world. Traveling the globe to poverty-stricken corners of Nicaragua and Guatemala, he has given freely of his time and talent treating children born with deformities, cleft lips and palates or who suffered from burns. Closer to home, he has dedicated countless hours to advancing the state of medicine around the Southeast, pushing for more advanced technology and improving education.

Few have as much insight into the legacy of this incredible doctor than wife Cameron, who has worked alongside Dr. Deloach as a nurse for 38 years. When asked what his legacy might be, she responded. “He was a physician’s physician. He has helped and mentored countless medical students and new physicians. He always goes the extra mile. I’m very proud of him for his dedication, his resourcefulness, and his leadership.”

For his own part, Dr. Deloach views his legacy not as a monument to his own achievements, but as a dedication to preparing the next generation of surgeons. “We’ve been successful in bringing in some very successful plastic surgeons to continue to carry on the practice and to continue to improve the services that are available to Savannah and Chatham County,” he said. “I have embraced training as a culture because I learned the value of it when I was in training.”

 

Dr. deloach

The list of accolades and achievements earned by Dr. Deloach during his storied career would be far too numerous to mention, but they form picture of a titan of modern plastic surgery. As co-founder of Savannah Plastic Surgery, he has pushed the frontiers of the art and science of plastic surgery, while overseeing a growing staff who have helped transformed countless lives.

Healing the world

About the Georgia Southeastern Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic Co-founded by Dr. Deloach with Dr. Lawrence Ruf in 1981, the GSCLPC began when the doctors noticed a lack of resources available to patients in the area. At the time, patients were being referred up to the medical college in Augusta, which put undue pressure on not only the patient but their family. The two colleagues formed the clinic and were soon traveling with mission organizations around the world to improve the lives of children in need.

Cheers to 38 Years!

South magazine wishes a happy retirement to Dr. Deloach, you deserve it!
One of the founders of Savannah Plastic Surgery Associates and board certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Deloach, recently retired after 38 years with the practice. Deloach has innovated the plastic surgery realm in Savannah, bringing new techniques and new technologies to the area. A native of Georgia, Deloach is a member of many medical organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

 

Savannah Plastic Surgery Associates / 7208 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, GA / 912.351.5050 / savannahplasticsurgery.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Greatest Kids 2019

Nominate your kid this year and tell us why he or she has to be the winner of our South's Greatest Kids contest. Don't be shy — this could be your year!

Greatest Chefs 2019

Behind every good meal is a great chef; they are the invisible artists, working behind the scenes. Nominate your favorite chef for South magazine’s Greatest Chefs contest!
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Events Calendar

  • SS Savannah (1819-2019)

    May 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Ships of the Sea Museum

    2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the SS Savannah's groundbreaking trans-Atlantic crossing.  In recognition of this monumental achievement,...

  • Savannah Philharmonic Chorus Auditions

    Sep 07, 2019
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle

    The Savannah Philharmonic is holding auditions throughout the year for singers to have the opportunity to join the Chorus for the exciting...

  • "Portrait of the Artist" Exhibition at Telfair Museums

    Aug 03, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM @ Jepson Center

    This exhibition brings together several photographic portraits of recognizable creative individuals from Telfair’s permanent collection....

  • Arthouse Cinema: THE SOUVENIR (2019)

    Sep 17, 2019
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts

    A breakout hit out of this year’s Sundance that won the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema – Dramatic, acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg’s...

  • Historic Savannah Foundation’s 13th Colony Garden Party

    Sep 19, 2019
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

    This event, sponsored by Savannah Dental: Stephanie J. Sweeney DMD LLC, will provide young professionals in the Savannah area with an opportunity...

  • Beverly Willett Book Launch/Signing

    Sep 19, 2019
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 24e

    Join us at 24E on East Broughton from 6-8pm for the launch of Beverly Willett's memoir, Disassembly Required. Willett will have a reading, be...

  • Free Screening of 'Paris to Pittsburgh'

    Sep 19, 2019
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Asbury Memorial Church

    Asbury Memorial Church invites the community to attend a free screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a documentary addressing climate change. This...

  • Girls' Night Out: "Doctor Zhivago"

    Sep 19, 2019
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    Director David Lean’s cinematic masterpiece, it’s the epic tale of a sensitive Russian physician, who is torn between his loyal, long-suffering...

  • Katie Deal: Crazy for Patsy Cline

    Sep 20, 2019
    1:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    Having sold out two national tours of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” including a performance at the Post, Katie Deal takes the stage with...

  • Yoga Relay for Family Caregivers

    Sep 20, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Service Brewing Co.

    You are invited to join us in raising support for our local caregivers by joining together in a yoga relay! What’s a Yoga Relay? We will do...

  • Hilton Head Choral Society's September Song Concert - Music for Family and Friends

    Sep 20, 2019
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Holy Family Catholic Church

    The Hilton Head Choral Society will kick off their new season with a fall concert of music meant to soothe the soul and lift the spirit –...

  • Friday Concert Series

    May 03, 2019
    7:00 PM - 12:00 AM @ Historic Courthouse, Downtown Blairsville on the S

    Come enjoy live music every Friday Night from the first Friday of May through the end of October. The Historic Union County Court House will host...

  • Katie Deal: Crazy for Patsy Cline

    Sep 20, 2019
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    Having sold out two national tours of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” including a performance at the Post, Katie Deal takes the stage with...

  • Leather & Latex Fetish Party

    Sep 20, 2019
    10:00 PM - 3:00 AM @ Club One

    Tied & Tasseled is bringing you another one of our fetish parties!Our goal is always to bring the BDSM community together and celebrate our...

  • Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K

    Sep 21, 2019
    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Race Start: Blowing Rock American Legion

    20th annual 5K and kid’s fun run in neighborhood roads in Blowing Rock! Benefits the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

  • Marietta StreetFest

    Sep 21, 2019
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    The Marietta StreetFest celebrates arts & crafts, family fun, live music and classic cars in historic Marietta Square. Held Saturday, Sept. 21...

  • Forsyth Farmer's Market

    Jun 29, 2019
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South end of Forsyth Park

    The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese,...

  • Out of the Darkness Savannah Walk

    Sep 21, 2019
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Mayer Park

    When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow...

  • Power Yoga Principles

    Sep 21, 2019
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM @ Savannah Power Yoga

    This class is intended for students who are new to Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, as well as those hoping to learn more about finding their best...

  • Cruise In “On The Square”

    May 18, 2019
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Downtown on the Square

    Join the Blairsville Cruisers every 3rd Saturday of each month to enjoy cruiser contests like the best interior, best engine, best custom and more!...


Show More...

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Scenes of the South

Grand Opening Studio 60 | Body Brite

Studio60BodyBrite owner and girl boss Bobbie Ciaccio unveiled Savannah’s newest salon to the public by hosting a grand opening, “Pink Party,” on Friday, Sept. 13.

The Laughter After: George Montero's Visual Art Show

Savannah's art world gathered at the Cork House, Thursday to experience the award winning SCAD graphic design professor, Jorge Montero's opening exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and more!

Buy Local's Big Barn Business Bash

Brews for a Cause at Husk, August 22, was truly an unforgettable night, featuring live music by Thomas Claxton and some fantastic craft beer by Southern Eagle — along with the top-notch cuisine of Chris Hathcock. A variety of incredible auction items benefited the Royce Learning Center and the Chatham Academy, including a pearl necklace from International Diamond and several rounds on the Bacon Park Golf Course!

Ruth's Chris National Taste Maker's Veuve Clicquot Wine Dinner

Ruth's Chris held their Veuve Clicquot Tastemaker Dinner on Friday, August 23, pairing their signature steaks with renowned Veuve champagne — which was founded in 1772 and is one of the largest champagne houses in the world. The Tastemaker Dinners are held at Ruth's Chris locations across the country, featuring a five-course meal inspired by the French heritage of Veuve Clicquot, including dishes such as filet mignon and lobster agnolotti.

August Brews for a Cause at Husk

Brews for a Cause at Husk, August 22, was truly an unforgettable night, featuring live music by Thomas Claxton and some fantastic craft beer by Southern Eagle — along with the top-notch cuisine of Chris Hathcock. A variety of incredible auction items benefited the Royce Learning Center and the Chatham Academy, including a pearl necklace from International Diamond and several rounds on the Bacon Park Golf Course!

Leopold's Ice Cream's 100 Year Birthday Block Party

Leopold’s celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday, August 17, throwing a birthday block party to commemorate the event.

Savannah Downtown Business Association Luncheon

The Savannah Downtown Business Association held its monthly luncheon on Aug. 14

Bohemian Hotel 10th Anniversary

The Bohemian Hotel celebrated their 10th year in business with an incredible night of cocktails and appetizers. Guests ventured up to the stunning rooftop deck overlooking the Savannah River to celebrate the hotel's decennial anniversary — reveling in the scenery with a glass of champagne.

Stonewall50 - A Legendary Block Party

The Stonewall 50 block party, held on June 28th outside the LGBTQ Center on Bull Street, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Protest — one of the most important moments in LGBTQ history and the catalyst for the gay rights movement.

Pelindaba Lavender Savannah Grand Opening

Pelindaba Lavender Grand Opening was this past Thursday, June 28th! This fun night included ribbon cutting, product sampling, lavender refreshments and special prizes! During this festive evening 10% of sales benefitted the good work of Coastal Pet Rescue. Stop by the store at 112 E Broughton St, Savannah, Ga to see the many products they offer!