Our Team

Nicholas Bastidas


Hello and thank you for visiting the Saving Faces Foundation. Saving Faces is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to bettering the lives of children with visible birth defects. We provide access to expert medical care and specialty surgeons who work together in a multi-disciplinary approach to solving complex deformities. 

Pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery is a highly complex discipline with a limited number of available surgeons. Many of these patients are uninsured and often find difficulty obtaining the appropriate medical treatment. Rather than have local physicians who only occasionally see these deformities, Saving Faces will provide access to a team of specialists who are specifically trained in this field and can achieve superior outcomes. Surgery will be performed at our affiliated Children’s Hospital to provide the best safety and peri-operative support. All physician services are donated and no fees will be assessed.

In addition, Saving Faces performs charitable work overseas in International destinations.  We currently attend a cleft and craniofacial mission trip annually in the Dominican Republic.  Surgery for these children is provided as well as training for the local surgeons to perform these operations during the year in our absence.  We have local doctors also followup on the results to make sure the children do well after their operations and recover appropriately. 

Your donations are used to help fund these efforts.  We do not take a salary or any compensation for our services.  We use the money to help fund our mission, provide surgical education free of charge, and provide ancillary services for our patients. 

On behalf our children, we thank you in advance for your support.  Please consider donating here in our secure portal (attach link)

If you are a patient or family member in need of services we welcome you and offer you our expertise, knowledge and care.  Please fill out our online application form to get your child the help they need. 


Nicholas Bastidas, MD
Director, Saving Faces Foundation