Joe Gryskiewicz, MD of Minneapolis, MN, is in private practice at the Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery with offices in Edina and Burnsville. He is a past president of The Rhinoplasty Society (2011-2012). He has practiced medicine in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul for more than 30 years and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Cleft Palate Clinics School Of Dentistry. Dr. Gryskiewicz is a moderator for the Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery symposia at the annual meetings of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Dr. Joe” is also a past President of ASERF (Aesthetic Society Education & Research Foundation) as well as past president of the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons. You can visit his website at www.tcplasticsurgery.com.
Dr. Gryskiewicz speaks internationally and has given over one hundred presentations to professional organizations on topics such as rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. He writes regularly for numerous medical journals and other publications, and is a guest reviewer for the international journals Aesthetic Surgery Journal and the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Joseph Gryskiewicz was inspired to pursue a career in plastic surgery after a six-month trip as a volunteer in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. Journeying by Jeep to the remote, guerrilla-occupied mountain regions, he worked around the clock, seven days a week, treating patients plagued with parasites, malnutrition, and tuberculosis. His most moving experiences came while living at the Casa Feliz orphanage, where he worked with the Cachchequal tribe of Central American Mayan Indians. Many of the orphans suffered from cleft lips or palates, and the life-changing result a simple procedure made for them altered Dr. Gryskiewicz’s life as well.
He and his family are devoted to assisting the people of Third World countries. His heartwarming, electrifying adventures with the Cachchequal Mayan Indians, as well as other medical journeys, will be featured in his upcoming book, tentatively titled Three Faces.
Dr. Gryskiewicz travels annually to South America with the international aid organizations Interplast and San Francisco de Asis to operate on children with cleft lips, cleft palates, and burns. This work is featured in the book, Caring Hands: Inspiring Stories of Volunteer Medical Missions by Susan I. Alexis, in the chapter “Correcting the Negative.” For this and other volunteer work, he received the WCCO Radio Good Neighbor Award and the University of St. Thomas Humanitarian of the Year Award in. Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine has named him one of the area’s Top Doctors and he has been quoted in Elle and Allure magazines and the New York Times.