About Us

Meet Dr. Furnas

Dr. Heather Furnas is an accomplished Santa Rosa plastic surgeon who obtained both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University in 1980. She then completed her medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine in 1984 before returning to Stanford for a 6-year plastic surgery residency.

After spending a year in Kenya with her father, a world-renowned plastic surgeon who also volunteered with the East African Flying Doctors, Dr. Furnas was inspired to volunteer as well, using her skills and experience abroad to serve the needs of children with birth defects in Peru, Honduras, Western Samoa, the Philippines, and El Salvador.

An artist in many ways, Dr. Furnas also has a passion for theatre, ballet, and music. Her work can be found on display at the practice.

Meet Dr. Canales

Santa Rosa plastic surgeon Dr. Francisco Canales earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors at Harvard College and then completed his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Canales was particularly interested in plastic surgery and elected to take on additional surgical training and received a Plastic Surgery Residency at Stanford University Hospital.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Canales feels a strong connection to Latin America. He shares his volunteer spirit with his wife, offering his skill and experience repairing cleft lips and birth defects to children in Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina, and Kenya. Outside of work, he participates in Masters Swimming with the Santa Rosa Masters Swimming Team and enjoys many other area events.