Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson of Donaldson Plastic Surgery has been named one of Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40 recipients for 2014.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 22, 2014 – Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, owner of Donaldson Plastic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio, has been named one of Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40 for 2014. The forty honorees were selected based on their professional achievements, service to the community, reasons for nomination, previous awards/distinctions and age – they are all under forty years old.

Out of approximately 240 nominees, these young high-achievers are recognized as Columbus’ up-and-coming community leaders. The honorees will be profiled in the May 30 issue of Business First, and a gala celebration of their accomplishments will take place on May 29 at the Hollywood Casino Columbus.

“I am pleased and humbled to be selected for this year’s Forty Under 40,” said Dr. Donaldson. “It is a privilege to be counted among this talented, accomplished group of leaders, and I look forward to celebrating with them next month. We are very fortunate to live in a city where young professionals are so productive and motivated.”

The Forty Under 40 program is the longest-running program at Columbus Business First, a business journal that publishes business news from throughout the Columbus area. Its mission is to provide its reader with insightful and relevant business news both in print and online while connecting with members of the Columbus business community. Dr. Donaldson joins the Columbus Business First’s 22nd class of Forty Under 40 recipients.

For more information about plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, please contact him at Donaldson Plastic Surgery, 4661 Sawmill Rd., Ste. 100, Columbus, OH 43220. He can also be reached via telephone at (614) 442-7610.

About Donaldson Plastic Surgery
Donaldson Plastic Surgery was founded by Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson in Columbus, Ohio after more than a decade of medical, surgical and plastic surgical training. Dr. Donaldson specializes in aesthetic surgery for the face, breasts and body, as well as minimally-invasive treatments such as Botox, Juvederm and Voluma.

– Edited interview with Doug Buchanan – Click for full article on Columbus Business First

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What’s your favorite color, and why?  

GT Silver Metallic, because it has a slightly purple sheen at certain angles and hugs a curvy silhouette.

How did you end up in your current profession?

I observed craniofacial surgery as a seventh-grader and was immediately enthralled. After considering cardiothoracic, general and neurosurgery throughout 12 years of medical education and training, I found the deepest and purest satisfaction with plastic and reconstructive surgery. I loved the technical precision and artistry, the anatomic complexity and variety, the sub-specialized role of “the surgeon’s surgeon,” the enthusiasm of my mentors and the unique opportunity for sole-proprietorship in the face of increasingly large medical groups and systems.

Tell us about someone who’s had an impact on you. 

Bob Waterhouse is a plastic surgeon in Maine who elegantly combines surgical skills and human skills to achieve a balanced, fulfilling, authentic life. Outside of his thriving practice, I found him at various times during my tenure walking his dogs in the woods with his wife, crewing a single skull alone through the dawn mist, siding a shed with one of his sons, and having a beer after suturing a “flap repair” onto his horse’s barbwire-injured buttock! His blend of humility, kindness, curiosity, approachability, wit and athleticism lends him a genuine presence, and a profound general wherewithal that continues to inspire me.

How would you describe Ohio to someone who’s never been to the U.S.?

Ohio is central to the American ethos, and home to great pride and productivity. It is geographically varied from the shores of Lake Erie to urban skyscrapers to the Hocking Hills and rolling farm country. The people are friendly, grounded, hard-working and resilient. Economically, the state has ambitiously pivoted from fur-trapping, to agriculture, to industry, to health care, natural gas, finance and technology with consistent entrepreneurism. Sports and culture are easily accessible and there is an affordable high standard of living. Culinary sophistication continues to increase and the airports efficiently provide escape when the weather is uncooperative!

What would make Central Ohio a better place to live?

Continued investment in public aesthetics – repurposed buildings, waterfront leisure, al fresco dining, public art. And recruitment of entrepreneurs – fostering communities of young, educated, diverse, creative, talented, motivated individuals who are excited to participate in an energetic city that is committed to an upward trajectory.


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