Eminent French plastic surgeon Daniel Marchac, MD, 1932-2012
Renowned craniofacial surgeon Daniel Marchac, MD, Paris, passed away in France on Oct. 15 at age 75 after a long illness.
A skilled surgeon as well as teacher, Dr. Marchac received the ASPS Special Achievement Award in 2007, and he was elevated by the Society's leadership to ASPS Honorary Member status in 2010. He trained under several plastic surgery luminaries including Thomas Cronin, MD; John Converse, MD; Ralph Millard, MD; and Paul Tessier, MD.
Dr. Marchac was a founding member of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery and its president in 1993-95. He also served as president of the French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (1997-98), and president of the European Society of Craniofacial Surgery (1997-99). In addition, he published more than 160 papers, 23 book chapters and five books - including Craniofacial Surgery for Craniosynostosis in 1982.
A former professor of the Collége de Médecine des Hopitaux de Paris, Dr. Marchac most recently worked at the Surgical Center of Boulgogne-Billancourt and in private practice at the Clinique des Princes.
Dr. Marchac is survived by his wife, Nina, and several children.
Additional coverage and remembrances of Dr. Marchac will be printed in the December issue of PSN.