Karl Wustrack, MD

Chairman of the Board

I have been serving on cleft missions for 35 years now. My passion and dedication to this cause started after medical school at Yale. It was the answer to my personal question of how I could contribute to those who were born with less than I had.

Although I have done 1,000 surgeries in many other countries, I am continuing to head up our surgical teams on foreign missions. I am excited now that I am retired to have taken on the roles of Medical Director and Board Chair for AfS. This means I can continue to work on what is most important to me while helping AfS to grow and prosper.

I live with my wife in San Francisco, where we moved to be close to our three daughters and granddaughters.