As Medical Director of Orange County Plastic Surgery, Dr. Juris Bunkis brings more than 30 years of surgical expertise to our communities. He has developed a five star practice in South Orange County and is designed to meet all your aesthetic needs. Dr. Bunkis has a long history of research, commitment and dedication to aesthetic surgery. My commitment, and that of my staff, is to you, our patient. Our practice is based on honesty, integrity, and a dedication to excellence in plastic surgery. Our goal is to help our patients achieve their aesthetic surgery goals and as a result, feel better about themselves.
NAME: Juris Bunkis, M.D., F.A.C.S.
EDUCATION: Dr. Bunkis graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1974. This was followed by a five year general surgery residency at Columbia University and board certification in general surgery, and a two year plastic surgery residency at Harvard University. Dr. Bunkis is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
PRINCIPAL ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD: Dr. Bunkis served as a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at Harvard University from 1979-81 and subsequently as Assistant Professor in Surgery, at the University of California, San Francisco. Private aesthetic practice since 1983.
ANCILLARY POSITIONS HELD CONCURRENTLY: Dr. Bunkis has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the San Francisco General Hospital (University of California San Francisco) and Medical Director of the Blackhawk Surgery Center. He has served on the Board of Directors of Blackhawk Surgery Center, Inc., United Bridges, Inc., the Tassajara Valley Little League, ARPSMA, Inc., the Hospital de la Familia Foundation, OnlySports Inc, Nor Cal Baseball, Inc., Burning Galileo Films, Margarita's Cocina Mexicana, Inc., Orange County Plastic Surgery, Inc. and MD Performance, Inc. As Honorary Consul for the Republic of Latvia, he is a member of the Los Angeles Diplomatic Corps and serves as the Secretary of the Corps.
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Dr. Bunkis is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, Latvian Medical and Dental Association, Plastic Surgery Research Council and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons
SPECIAL AWARDS: Dr. Bunkis has received Honorary memberships, Associatio Medicorum Bohemoslovacorum J.E. Purkyne and the Societas Bohemoslovaca Chirurgiae Plasticae, in Prague. Dr. Bunkis has operated on indigent children in Central America for years and in recognition of his charitable efforts, was knighted by the Cavalieri di San Marco (Knights of San Marco), Venice, received the Angel Wings Award, Angel Wings Foundation and the Man of Character Award, Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. A feature film he helped produce, "F-Stops", won the Silver Medal, Houston Film Festival, Houston TX and was invited to the Cannes Festival.
POSTGRADUATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ATTENDED: Dr. Bunkis has attended sufficient continuing education courses to maintain certification. In addition, he has achieved PADI Advanced Diver Certification, is an instrument-rated, commercial jet pilot and an avid custom Harley, motorcycle enthusiast (Hamsters USA). Dr. Bunkis is a volunteer deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS: Dr. Bunkis has given hundreds of lectures and presentations at meetings locally and around the globe
PUBLICATONS: Dr. Bunkis has published more than 40 scientific publications, abstracts and book reviews, and 17 book chapters in plastic surgery text books.