Board of Directors


Dr. Gary Motykie is a nationally-recognized, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in breast surgery, facial reconstruction, rhinoplasty, and other cosmetic surgical procedures. From the beginning of his career as a personal trainer and fitness specialist through his recent world-wide recognition as a specialist in plastic surgery techniques, Dr. Motykie has been committed to providing an integrative approach to health, wellness, nutrition, and surgery, giving him unique insight into the importance of secondary aesthetic procedures in the emotional and physical recovery of cancer survivors and victims of trauma. He founded The Healing Curve in 2008 because he believes that the true art of plastic surgery is giving patients back the hope that has been taken from them by the physical and emotional damage of their lives.

Dr. Motykie received his Undergraduate Degree in Bio-Medical Engineering, focusing on the development of artificial organs and prosthetic limbs. After graduating with top honors and numerous academic awards, Dr. Motykie studied Medicine at Northwestern University and Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas, one of the world’s foremost cancer and burn reconstruction hospitals. In addition to maintaining a successful private plastic surgery practice and founding The Healing Curve, Dr. Motykie has dedicated himself to promoting The Healing Curve’s outreach mission to educate both the medical and insurance communities, as well as the general public, about the importance of reconstructive surgery and the role it plays in facilitating recovery for survivors and trauma victims. He has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared as a guest surgeon on numerous television programs, most notably Dr. 90210 which led to his decision to open The Healing Curve. As Dr. Motykie himself explains, cancer survivors and trauma victims “have already been through so much, they deserve a chance to see what plastic surgery can truly do for them.”


As a non-profit organization, The Healing Curve is governed by a Board of Directors, led by its founder Dr. Gary Motykie, President of the Board of Directors. The Healing Curve’s current Board of Directors is composed of notable and reputable plastic surgeons from around the country, as well as other successful executives from the medical industry. All members of the Board share and support The Healing Curve’s dedication to providing financial assistance to individuals who could not otherwise afford required secondary aesthetic surgery, as well as The Healing Curve’s commitment to building national awareness about the importance reconstructive surgery plays in a survivor’s ability to achieve a complete and full recovery. Each Board member has donated a minimum of $10,000 to support The Healing Curve’s financial and outreach mission. The Healing Curve is currently in the process of expanding the Board of Directors to include notable breast cancer survivors.


The Heading Curve, located in West Hollywood, is committed to helping individuals who have suffered a disfiguring life event get access to the state-of-the-art surgical techniques they need for a complete recovery. The Healing Curve is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing funding and support to individuals who do not have the financial means to undergo reconstructive surgery. The Healing Curve’s founder—Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie—has extensive experience helping people obtain the medical and aesthetic assistance they need, including researching the development of prosthetic limbs and studying at one of the nation’s premier burn and reconstructive hospitals. Focused originally on working with breast cancer survivors, The Healing Curve now seeks to offer cutting-edge reconstructive technologies to all who need it, ensuring that cancer survivors as well as victims of trauma erase the unwelcome physical reminders of the past and accentuate their natural beauty.

If you or someone you know has a physical deformity due to a birth defect, illness, traumatic event, or previous surgical experience, but cannot afford the reconstructive surgery required for complete physical and emotional recovery, contact us today to find out how The Healing Curve can help. We look forward to speaking with you today!