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MEET OUR DOCTORS
Our Practice Is Assembled Of Providers And Staff Who Have A Passion For Helping People Feel Enhance And Restore Their Natural Beauty.
DR. DEVAN GRINER
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Devan Griner is a Utah native and returned home in 2016 after years of training and fine tuning his surgical skill. He is double board-certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, and fellowship-trained in Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery. A widely published author, he speaks at conferences both nationally and internationally instructing other surgeons.
As a Junior at Skyline High School, Dr. Griner had the opportunity to join an Operation Smile mission to Vietnam. This was a life altering experience for him and where he decided to become a Plastic Surgeon. He attended Brigham Young University, where he studied biology and published his first research on cleft palates. During his undergraduate and medical school years he worked as a surgical technician, working closely with some of the top plastic surgeons in Utah. Tutored by them, he learned the intricacies of suturing and gave him quite an advantage later on as he was able to fine-tune his skill, while his colleagues were learning the basics.
DR. GRINER’S SCHOOLING
Dr. Griner graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and was honored to serve as class president. During his tenure there he founded an Operation Smile outreach program that helped local children with craniofacial disorders receive continued care plans that had been abandoned due to financial or other social issues.
After medical school, he completed a 5-year general surgery residency at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. As a board-certified General Surgeon, he secured a competitive 3-year Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, arguably one of the busiest plastic surgery programs in the country for both reconstructive and aesthetic procedures. Chasing his passion for pediatric reconstructive surgery, he pursued further training, and was chosen for the top Craniofacial fellowship with Dr. Fearon at Medical City Children’s in Dallas, Texas.
Returning to Utah, Dr Griner brought with him new techniques and unparalleled experience from all over the country in both pediatric and aesthetic surgery. He founded the Cleft and Craniofacial Institute of Utah and put together the most comprehensive Cleft and craniofacial team in Utah and is providing unparalleled comprehensive cleft care to hundreds of children throughout the state. He and his wife also started the Utah Smiles Foundation – a non-profit organization founded to help local children along their reconstructive journey.
DR. GRINER’S PASSION
The attention to detail Dr. Griner has as a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon is the foundation of his cosmetic and aesthetic practice. His precise results are stunning and unmatched. It is not uncommon for patients desiring cosmetic surgery to seek out pediatric-trained Plastic Surgeons, knowing this attention to detail they possess. Dr. Griner is no exception to this and he finds a lot of gratification in the artistry of Aesthetic Surgery.
Dr. Griner and his wife, a nurse, share the passion of helping children with deformities. Together they have been on over twenty medical missions to over 15 countries. Jointly they raise funds and donate their time and operative talent to help unfortunate children all over the world. When not in the Operating room or office, you can usually find Dr. Griner camping at one of Utah’s many national parks, fly-fishing, skiing, biking, or any other outdoor activity to balance out the many hours he spends dedicated to his practice.
As a well-published researcher, Dr. Griner believes in evidence-based methods. He refuses to involve himself in trendy and gimmicky treatments that don’t provide consistent and reliable results. He stands behind his work and only recommends the best treatment plans for his patients.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Guilfoyle was born and raised just south of Boston, MA. He grew up a competitive athlete pursuing passions in hockey, soccer, and golf. He was a graduate of Thayer Academy and the University of Vermont where he volunteered at the local Ambulance squad. There he was first exposed to medicine.
He relocated to southern Maine where he became a graduate of the University of New England college of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon graduation he later matched at Lankenau Hospital in the Main line Of Philadelphia where he completed his training in general surgery.
Being the son of a breast cancer survivor, he found his passion in taking care of breast cancer patients and decided to pursue a career in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. He then completed his plastic surgery training at Temple University and became board certified by the America Board of Plastic Surgery. He met his wife while at Temple where she was training to eventually become a Breast Oncology surgeon, and they were married in 2010.
MORE ABOUT DR. GUILFOYLE
Upon graduation he and his wife relocated and started a successful practice in Lehigh Valley, Pa for the last ten years.
After becoming a father for the first time in 2019, Dr. Guilfoyle and his wife decided to make a permanent transition to Utah where they can continue to pursue their dreams of taking care of their patients, as well as follow their personal passions of cycling, mountain biking, skiing and raise their children with their same passion for the beautiful outdoors that the Greater Salt Lake City areas offer.
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