Dr. Bolitho was raised in South Africa. His passion in medicine was directly influenced by his father who was also a physician. With honors and receiving numerous awards, Dr. Bolitho attended the University of the Witwatersrand. He completed his residencies at the University of Cape Town in general and plastic surgery, and then proceeded to Oxford’s Radcliffe Infirmary in the United Kingdom continuing in plastic surgery.
His multiple plastic surgery fellowships included hand surgery at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, plastic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, and surgical oncology at Emory University.
After leaving a full-time faculty position at Emory University, he and his family moved to San Diego, where he opened the doors to his La Jolla private practice in 2000. His unwavering vision was to offer patients a tailored approach for their aesthetic goals through sophisticated surgical techniques, minimally invasive procedures, to non-operative treatments for unparalleled cosmetic rejuvenation.
Dr. Glynn Bolitho is quadrupled certified in plastic surgery in the United States of America, Canada, Great Britain, and South Africa. At the University of California in San Diego, Dr. Bolitho fulfills a non-salaried appointment as Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery and is serving his second consecutive term as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla.
Adjacent to Dr. Bolitho’s office, located at the Scripps Memorial La Jolla campus, he maintains a private operating suite which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.
Dr. Bolitho is an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., selected Dr. Bolitho as a “Top Doctor” in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Regionally, Dr. Bolitho’s peers at the San Diego County Medical Society chose him as “Top Doctor” for a total of four consecutive years. Each year, this announcement is published in a special edition of San Diego Magazine.
Providing extraordinary patient care is the foundation of Dr. Bolitho’s medical practice.
Dr. Bolitho’s extensive surgical experience and commitment to ongoing education has enhanced a sterling platform of patient-centered care punctuated by genuine consideration. His persona, accentuated by thoughtfulness, allows his patients to be candid with him regarding their aesthetic wishes.
For more than two decades, Dr. Bolitho has transformed lives one patient at a time.
Dr. Bolitho, his wife, Colette, their three children and Airedale Terrier, Bismarck, live in Del Mar. When time permits, Dr. Bolitho thoroughly enjoys family vacations since the entire brood consists of adventure aficionados be it in on the water or ski slopes.