Meet Dr. Lamb

Donald R. Lamb, MD., FACS

A second generation plastic surgeon, Dr. Donald R. Lamb joined Lamb Plastic Surgery in 1991. He is highly-trained and board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgeries.

Originally from Fargo, Dr. Donald R. Lamb graduated from Fargo South High School in 1976. He attended the University of North Dakota, earning a BS in medicine in 1982. He continued his education at the University of Utah School of Medicine, attaining his Medical Doctorate in 1984. From there, Dr. DR Lamb returned to the University of North Dakota for his residency in General Surgery, and completed his plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in 1991.

Throughout his career, Dr. DR Lamb has also been instrumental in the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic of Fargo and Grand Forks. He has performed reconstructive plastic surgeries on several humanitarian mission trips to Ecuador, Peru and Haiti.

Helping to develop tomorrow’s health care professionals, Dr. DR Lamb also is involved with training 4th year UND medical students and general surgery residents at Sanford Health. He also lectures students in speech and language pathology at both Minnesota State University – Moorhead and UND.

Serving Fargo and Grand Forks for more than 50 years, Lamb Plastic Surgery was started in 1963 by his father, Dr. Donald L. Lamb, North Dakota’s first plastic surgeon. Dr. Donald L. Lamb also started the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic in Fargo and Grand Forks, which continues to this day. Dr. DL Lamb retired in 1995. Looking to the future, Dr. Donald R. Lamb’s son Patrick, is currently in his surgical residency and is aiming to be a third generation plastic surgeon at Lamb Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Lamb


  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    B.S. in medicine, 1982
  • University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
    M.D., 1984
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND
    General Surgery Residency, 1984-1989
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Fellowship, Plastic Surgery, 1991


  • Board certified in plastic & reconstructive surgeries
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons