Dr. Gear has been married to his wife Heather since 2004, and they have three beautiful children, Hannah, Julia and Daniel. They have co-labored at Providence Plastic Surgery since its inception. Dr. Gear had a Damascus Road experience in 1991 and gave his life to Christ with African American Pentecostals as his chaperones. He has been following Him ever since and is the foundation of all that he is and does. Dr. Gear has a passion for medical missions and has been to Kenya, Guatemala, Peru, and China. He also enjoys having church at home with Heather and the kids.
Dr. Gear has a long list of hobbies and passions, including coffee, wine tasting, the outdoors and gardening, tennis, music (in the form of audiophilia or stereo equipment), reading, writing, thinking, philosophizing, and debating. Dr. Gear has been an active hobbyist photographer since the 1980s, an art form he learned from his father. It is a beautiful way of “seeing” that dovetails nicely with plastic surgery. Like his father, Dr. Gear has a photographic memory and is left-handed, both strong traits for the visual and tactile science of plastic surgery. He has the ability to measure things with his eyes and to “know” if a piece of clothing will fit his wife while still in the box (which drives Heather CRAZY).