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Department of Surgery

Pirko Maguina, M.D. View profile as PDF

Pirko  Maguina


Assistant Professor


Surgery - Burn, Surgery - Plastic Surgery




Burn Surgery
Plastic Surgery


Shriners Hospital for Children

Driving Directions
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS

Other Languages:

German, Spanish


M.D., Universidad Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, 1998
B.S., Alexander von Humboldt Schule, Germany, 1989


Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 2005
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2008


UC Davis, Shriners Hospital for Children, Sacramento, California, 2003

Professional Memberships:

American Burn Association
American College of Surgery-candidate
American Medical Association
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Peruvian Medical Association

Select Recent Publications:

Greenhalgh DG, Chang P, Maguina P, Combs E, Sen S, Palmieri TL. The ABC Daycare Disaster of Hermosillo, Mexico. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Maguina P, Busse B. Local tissue flaps: definitive treatment for chronic blisters after chemical burns. J Burn Care Res. 2011 Jul-Aug;32(4):e140-2.

Rehal B, Golshanara N, Maguina P. Burn unit experience treating giant melanocytic nevi: 10-year review. J Burn Care Res. 2011 Jul-Aug;32(4):475-80.

Maguina P, Chaar MY, Nadimi S, Szczerba SM. Subcision with a wire dissector as an approach to human immunodeficiency virus lipoatrophy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 May;125(5):206e-208e.

Maguina P, Hoffman R, Szczerba S. Autologous dermal graft in breast reconstruction and treatment of breast implant malposition. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Apr;125(4):170e-171e.

Maguina P, Paulius KL, Kale S, Kalimuthu R. Medial thigh fasciocutaneous flaps for reconstruction of the scrotum following Fournier gangrene. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jan;125(1):28e-30e.

Szczerba SM, Paulius KL, Nadimi S, Maguina P. Wire subcision as a treatment for nipple inversion. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jun;123(6):206e-7e.

Paulius KL, Maguina P. Ultrasound-assisted percutaneous trigger finger release: is it safe? Hand (N Y). 2009 Mar;4(1):35-7. Epub 2008 Oct 2.

Paulius KL, Young M, Maguina P. Antibiotic beads: tips and tricks learned at a busy county hospital. Orthopedics. 2008 May;31(5):450-2.

Paulius K, Maguina P, Mejia A. Ultrasound-guided management of hand fractures. Orthopedics. 2008 Dec;31(12). pii:

Paulius K, Napoles P, Maguina P. Thigh burn associated with laptop computer use. J Burn Care Res. 2008 Sep-Oct;29(5):842-4.

Maguiña P, Jean-Pierre F, Grevious MA, Malk AS. Posterior interosseous branch palsy following pneumatic tourniquet application for hand surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Aug;122(2):97e-9e.

Maguina P, Kalimuthu R. Posterior rectal hernia after vacuum-assisted closure treatment of sacral pressure ulcer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jul;122(1):46e-47e.

Maguina P, Grubb K, Kalimuthu R. Single-stage immediate breast reconstruction after skin-sparing mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Dec;122(6):223e-224e.

Maguina P., JP Fritz, M. Grevious, A. Malk. Posterior Interosseous Branch Palsy Following Pneumatic Tourniquet Application for Hang Surgery; 2006.

Maguina P., M. Shah-Khan, G. An, M. Hanumadass. Chemical Scalp Burns after hair highlights. Journal of Burn Care and Research; Mar-Apr; 28(2): 361-3. 2004

Maguina P., TL Palmieri, DG Greenhalgh. Treadmills: a preventable source of pediatric friction burn injuries. Journal of Burn Care Rehabilitation; 25(2): 201-4. 2004

Maguina P., TL Palmieri, T. Curri, K. Nelson, DG Greenhalgh. The Circle of Safety: A Campfire Burn Prevention Campaign Expanding Nationwide. Journal of Burn Care Rehabilitation; Jan-Feb; 25(1): 124-7; discussion 119. 2004

Maguina P., TL Palmieri, DG Greenhalgh. Car seat heaters; A Potential Hazard for Burns. Journal of Burn Care Rehabilitation; Sep-Oct; 24(5): 315-6. 2003

Maguina P., TL Palmieri, DG Greenhalgh. Split thickness skin grafting for recreation of the scrotum following Fournier’s gangrene. December Burns; 29(8): 857-62. 2003

Ditmars DM Jr., P. Maguina. Neck Sin Sporotrichosis after Electrolysis. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery; Feb; 101(2): 504-6. 1998

To see if Pirko Maguina is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).