Columbia Plastic Surgery announces with great sorrow the passing of our beloved John Doliver Newkirk PhD, MD on February 16, 2021. Dr. John Newkirk was born January 6, 1944 in New Brunswick, NJ. He is survived by three sons, along with many close friends who were like family to him.

Dr. John Newkirk received his MD from Northwestern University in 1976 and practiced medicine for over 40 years where he specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery. In his spare time he enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, crossword puzzles, hiking, hunting, and exercising.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to support: COVID-19 Research, c/o Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 420 E. Superior Street, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611 or


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Iron Mountain
11333 E. 53rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80239
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For non-surgical treatments, facials, and permanent make up needs please contact:

Lauren Ward (certified PMU artist)

For facial plastic surgery or injectables:

Dr. Alan Brill, MD
3 Richland Medical Park Rd Suite 130
Columbia, SC 29203

For all other plastic surgery needs or injectables:

Lexington Plastic Surgery
Dr. Todd Lefkowitz
2728 Sunset Blvd. Suite 105
West Columbia, SC 29169

Columbia Plastic Surgery

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At Columbia Plastic Surgery, we're committed to making you look your best. Dr. Newkirk and his compassionate staff are dedicated to educating you on the latest procedures, while maintaining the highest level of quality in care. Columbia Plastic Surgery also employs state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to provide you with the results you need.

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