Pirko Maguina, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Pirko Maguina, M.D., F.A.C.S.




  • Associate Professor and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Shriners Hospitals for Children of Northern California
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).

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Cannery Building

3301 C St., Suite Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Shriners Hospital for Children

Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

To me, plastic surgery is all about restoring what nature intended while keeping patient's safety and well-being as our first priority.

Clinical Interests

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Maguina is actively involved in global surgery and has traveled for global mission trips over 30 times.


Burn Surgery
Plastic Surgery


M.D., Universidad Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, 1998

B.S., Alexander von Humboldt Schule, Germany, 1989


General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI 1999-2005

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL 2005-2008


Burn Surgery, UC Davis, Shriners Hospital for Children, Sacramento CA 2002-2003

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2009

Professional Memberships

American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons

American Burn Association

American College of Surgery - Fellow

American Society of Cleft Lip and Palate

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

California Society of Plastic Surgery

President, Greater Sacramento Society of Plastic Surgeons

Honors and Awards

University of California Davis. Employee Excellence Award for Excellence in Education., 2014

University of California Davis. Employee Excellence Award for Excellence in Social Responsibility, 2012

Select Recent Publications

Reconstruction of Lower Extremity Burns. Chapter 69. Book: “Reconstructive Surgery of the Lower extremity” edited by Pu, Levine and Wei. Quality Medical Publishing. 

Jensen G, Bertelotti R, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri T, Maguina P. Honey Oil Burns: A growing Problem. J Burn Care Res. 2014 May 12 [Epub ahead of print].

Maguina P, Kirkland-Walsh H. Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevention: A Burn Surgeon’s Team Aproach. J Burn Care Res. 2014 Sep-Oct;35(5):e287-93.

Maguina P. Velez M. Review of Epinephrine Solution Use in 400 Consecutive Cases of Burn Reconstruction. Are infusion pumps safe? J Burn Care Res. 2013 Sep-Oct; 34(5): e35-7.

Maguina P, Busse B, Emelin J. Mini-Abdominoplasty in burn Reconstruction. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Mar-Apr; 33(2):e39-42.

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]

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.

P. Maguina, B. Busse. Local Tissue Flaps Definitive treatment for Chronic Blisters After Chemical Burns. J Burn Care Res, 2011 Jul: 32(4): e140.

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.