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Programma San Francisco de Asis is a completely volunteer program that has helped more than 6000 poor children of Peru over the last 35 years.  This organization was created by Dr. Frank Pilney, a St. Paul, Minnesota plastic surgeon, after a chance meeting with a missionary priest who was working in Peru.  Since the early 1980s yearly trips in late January to Lima, Peru and more recently Arequipa, Peru have afforded needy children, without means for care, treatment for cleft lip, cleft palate, and cleft dental care.


Dr Frank Pilney

Dr. Pilney is a St. Paul, Minnesota plastic surgeon and founder of Programa San Francisco de Asis.  He has had a long and productive career in plastic surgery in the Twin Cities.  He has been instrumental in exposing local doctors, nurses and other volunteers to mission work in Peru.

Volunteer Plastic Surgeons and Physicians

Frank T. Pilney, MD - Founder

Marie Christensen, MD

Julie Blake, PharmD.

Sean Blashko,MD

Michael Bryant, MD

Kathy Clinch, MD

Mark Destache, MD - Anesthesia Lead

Chris Dillon, MD

David Dvorak, MD

Tom Dresen, DDS

Paul Erickson,MD

Alan Fuller, MD

Joe Gryskiewicz, MD

Jennifer Harrington,MD

Eric Haug, MD

Tom Koelz, MD

Brian Kobienia, MD

George Landis, MD

Travis Lien, MD

Joseph Lynch, MD - Medical Lead

S. Rhiannon O'Connor, MD

Jonathan McCue, MD

Mike Messenger, MD - in Memoriam

Mark Migliori, MD

J. Bart Muldowney, MD - Surgical Lead

Brian Prokosch, MD

Amos Szajner, MD

Robert Thomas, MD

Allen Van Beek, MD

Rob Wilke, MD

Jonathan Witzke, MD

John Woell, DDS

Scott Wolfe, MD

Betty Wu, MD

Thomas Wyatt, MD

Paul Zenker,MD






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