Famous plastic surgeon, former Toledoan, dies in accidentWritten by Michael Stainbrook | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Ryan, a renowned plastic surgeon and Toledo native, died Aug. 16 in a car crash. He was 50 years old.
Ryan graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1978 and remained close to the school after he moved to California.
“Obviously, this is a tragedy for us and his mother,” said Joe Sweeney, director of development for St. Francis. Sweeny said a family member called the school Aug. 17. Ryan’s mother, Mary Kate Ryan, was also living in Los Angeles.
“Frank is just a very generous guy.”
Sweeney said Ryan sponsored a St. Francis student to enable him to attend the high school last year.
“Dr. Ryan hosted a couple different alumni reunions we had out in Los Angeles. He helped sponsor a young man to attend SFS last year,” he said.
Through his Bony Pony Foundation, Ryan helped inner-city children find a place in mainstream society. The foundation enabled these children to remove tattoos.
Ryan attended the Ohio State University College of Medicine and moved to California in 1986. He operated on celebrities such as Heidi Montag and Gene Simmons.