It is with deep sadness that we heard of the death of Dr Clayton Lang, a plastic surgeon and RACS Fellow and his father Dick in the Kangaroo Island fires.

RACS President Dr Tony Sparnon said that Dr Lang was highly regarded and respected as a surgeon and a supervisor of surgical training.

“We express our condolences to the Lang family. This is a tragic loss which will touch many in the health sector in South Australia.  Our thoughts are also with all those impacted by the fires in our country.”

Dr Lang was one of Adelaide's leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons, specialising in hand surgery. He was also a supervisor of surgical training and clinical lead of hand surgery at Adelaide's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.