Integrity . . .
We are sad to announce the passing of our Mentor, Teacher, and God-Father of the Plastic Surgery Industry as we know it today. Dr. Ralph Millard passed away Father's Day 2011.
D. Ralph Millard, Jr., MD passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 in his 92nd year on this Earth. Dr. Millard was a unique, refined, enigmatic man whose drive and intellect led him to the pinnacle of Plastic Surgery and resulted in his inclusion as one of the Best Plastic Surgeons of the 20th Century. He trained more than 180 young, and not so young, men and women in whom his legacy is entrusted. The “Chief,” as he was known to his residents at the University of Miami, was an exacting task master, an elegant surgeon and a consummate teacher. His surgical greatness cannot be denied, but his most profound legacy may be as a teacher of Plastic Surgery. Through the gift of his text books and manuscripts he tried to pass on to all Plastic Surgeons his vision of our specialty.
Dr. Millard wrote eloquently of high ideals of human endeavor including integrity, honesty, and a life of principles. He not only wrote about principles, he lived a principled life, having three children Duke, Bond, and Meleney, who were the light of his life and married his first love and soul-mate, Barbara.
Those of us who were lucky enough to be chosen for his residency are proud that his legacy of scholarship, technical skill, and teaching may live on through us.
Dr. Paul S. Howard
Click the link about to be taken to the Miami Herald newspaper article 6-21-2011
The Millard Family has requested donations can be made in honor of their father to:
The Dr. Ralph Millard Medical Society
Post Office Box 660180
Birmingham, AL 35216
This site is currently still under construction. Due to the passing of our Chief, we decided to post this site pre-mature of completion.