J. Gregory Kjar, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. J. Gregory Kjar has practiced plastic surgery for over 20 years. He was trained at the University of Utah Medical School, Providence, Mt. Carmel, and Sinai Hospitals in Michigan, and at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. In addition to improving the lives of hundreds of patients through cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he has volunteered countless hours of his time to bring smiles to children around the world through cleft lip and palate repair.
Dr. Greg Kjar was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1949. He completed an LDS mission to England from 1969 to 1971. He married Sue Marcum, a speech therapist, in 1973. Greg entered the University of Utah Medical School in 1974. After medical school, he completed his internship at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He fulfilled his residency from 1979 to 1983 at Providence, Mt. Carmel and Sinai Hospitals, also in Michigan. After residency, Dr. Kjar completed a fellowship in Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery at the famed Mayo Clinic in Minnesota with Dr. Ian Jackson. He received his Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1984.
Following his work at the Mayo Clinic, Greg and Sue decided to return to Utah to open a practice. Dr. Kjar has been building his Intermountain Plastic Surgery practice since that time.
Since 1988, Dr. Kjar and Sue have both been intensely involved in Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that sends volunteer medical teams around the world to repair childhood facial deformities and promote sustainable healthcare systems for families. Dr. Kjar has been a Team Leader on many missions, ranging from the Phillippines to Brazil.
When he is not in surgery, Dr. Kjar shares his time with his family and his church. He and Sue are the parents of five grown children. All five are married now.
While his seven grandchildren are enough to keep the doctor on his toes, he also keeps in shape by pulling himself out of bed nearly every morning to run. He may not be fast, but he’s lumbered along through over a dozen marathons.