Member Category: Medical Director

Karl Wustrack, MD
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Karl Wustrack, MD

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...

Rosemary Welde, RN
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Rosemary Welde, RN

I was born in Philadelphia and went to nursing school there. I have lived in California since 1980. I have worked in numerous health care settings as a staff nurse, educator and administrative positions. I got interested in this type of volunteer work as a young OR nurse. Since then, I have been a member...

Karin Vargervik, DDS
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Karin Vargervik, DDS

After receiving my dental and orthodontic education in Norway where I was born, I received a Fulbright scholarship in Boston at Forsyth Institution and Harvard, which led me to a research appointment at the University of California focusing on speech in children with repaired cleft lip and palate. Since then, I have studied and worked...

Chih-Chen Fang, MD
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Chih-Chen Fang, MD

Dr. Chih-Chen Fang first volunteered with AfS in 2010, and since that time has participated in 8 medical missions. He has also become an integral member of the AfS family: he joined the Medical Services Committee as Lead Anesthesiologist in 2012, became a member of the Board of Directors in 2013, and has received two...