Following years of training and hospital work in Colombia, Chicago and Los Angeles, Dr. Luque founded the Faces of the Mission Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2009. His practice focuses on complex cases with an emphasis on maxillofacial trauma, facial reconstruction, and surgical procedures to treat sleep apnea, joint related disorders, and oral pathology. In addition, Dr. Luque performs hundreds dental implants each year, utilizing state-of-the-art 3-D imaging technology rarely available in the private clinic setting. See Expertise & Technology.
Dr. Luque is on staff at California Pacific Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. As a staff hospital surgeon, he performs emergency operations for people who have experienced facial trauma such as from car accidents, pathogens or violence. Sharing his professional time between the practice and hospital work, Dr. Luque finds that the balance of the two settings keeps him on the leading edge of developments in maxillofacial surgery, treatments and technologies.
Dr. Luque has a passion for using his advanced medical training to serve people around the world. To date, he has made close to 20 pro bono trips to Brazil, Colombia, Philippines and elsewhere to treat over 2,500 children and adults in need of medical care. The work he performs each year includes surgeries for uncommon, difficult cases of cleft palate and cleft lip, tumors, and facial trauma reconstruction. In conjunction with medical providers in each of countries he visits, Dr. Luque also conducts medical evaluations and treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions.
In his free time, Dr. Luque enjoys philosophy, triathlons, water polo, traveling the world and learning about different cultures. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Reducing environmental impact is very important to the practice. We have implemented a paperless system while working toward conversion to a 100% green medical building.
On working in the Mission District
“In the Mission there is change and transition and endless possibilities. The small businesses here in the community are personal, friendly, and genuine. I love the diversity and opportunity for interaction with people of all backgrounds. It’s very important to me to feel connected to the people around me. This makes me content and truly happy.”
Current Practice, Affiliations and Certifications
- Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Member, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Member, California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Member, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- Staff Surgeon, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
- Staff Surgeon, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA
- Head Surgeon, Faces of the Mission Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – certification for intervention in cardiovascular and other life threatening emergencies
- American Pediatric Life Support (APLS) – certification for pediatric
- Certified General Anesthesia Examiner for the Dental Board of California
Past Clinical Experience
- King Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
- Oral Surgeon, Riano Luque Dental Corporation, San Francisco
- Medical Director, Central American Resource Center, San Francisco
Past Teaching Experience
- Assistant Professor of Oral Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Anatomy Science, University of Javeriana, Bogotá,
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), 1989, and Doctor of Medicine (MD), 1995,
joint degree program, Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia
- Medical residency at Northwestern Medical Center and King Drew Medical Center.
The Mission at home and abroad: Pro Bono Service
- 273 pro bono surgeries on individual children and adults in need worldwide
- 2553 people served through pro bono efforts worldwide
- On average, Dr. Luque performs fifty pediatric surgeries per pro bono trip
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