A native of Germany, Dr. Pirko Maguiña (Dr Pirko) is fluent in three languages – German, Spanish and English – and brings a variety of international experiences to his profession. After living in Europe, Asia, South, Central and North America, he studied medicine in Lima, Peru before completing his residency training and fellowships in the United States.
Dr Pirko began his career in Plastic Surgery in 2005 training at the University of Chicago, where his surgical skills and his dedication to his patients were quickly recognized and gained him the unique distinction of graduating Plastic Surgery with honors. Having previously completed residency training in General Surgery and in Burn Surgery Dr Pirko is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Burn Association.
Having trained under Mimis Cohen, an internationally renowned leader in Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr Pirko gained the skills and artistry for surgery of the face on patients of all ages- from reconstructive surgery for infants with congenital anomalies to restoring youthfulness for adult patients.
Dr Pirko first came to Sacramento to join the medical team of both the University of California Davis and the Shriners Hospital for Children in 2008. Having performed thousands of surgeries in all areas of Plastic Surgery Dr Pirko has gained the skills and experience that allow him to visualize his patients’ problems and help them get the results they want.
As an associate professor of Surgery, Dr Pirko has trained dozens of surgeons in the art of Plastic Surgery. He has given over 100 lectures on Plastic Surgery both nationally and internationally and has traveled the world to help children and adults in need or Plastic Surgery. To date, he has completed over 30 trips. Though his charitable work, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help those in need of Plastic Surgery.
Dr Pirko is an award winning Plastic Surgeon who has been recognized not only for his excellence in patient care, but also for excellence in education and in social responsibility. He has published dozens of scientific articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial board and as a reviewer for Plastic Surgery publications.
In his spare time Dr Pirko enjoys playing piano, exercising, gardening and cooking. He lives in West Sacramento and continues to travel the world on mission trips.
Dr. Pirko Maguiña is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Burn Association, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, The American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Greater Sacramento Society of Plastic Surgeons.