Jessee Bustinza, D.O.

Dr. Jessee Bustinza grew up in the jungles of Latin America as the child of missionaries. She and her husband Willy (a general surgeon) met in Peru at the ages of 3 and 5 when their parents worked together to establish a Christian school for impoverished children. Jessee felt God’s call to medical missions during her teen years then received her undergraduate degree in nursing, working in the pediatric ICU. She subsequently completed her medical training at Oklahoma State University and her pediatric residency at the University of Oklahoma. 

 In 2018, the Bustinzas launched to Hospital Misión Tarahumara in Mexico to serve the Tarahumara indigenous community. The Tarahumara are a tribe of approximately 100,000 people living in a remote canyon who are virtually unreached by the Gospel. Sadly, there is a great deal of suffering due to childhood malnutrition. The Bustinzas served for three years through the Samaritan’s Purse Post-Residency Program and Christian Health Service Corps. While there, Jessee established a pediatric malnutrition program and helped develop a medical education department for the hospital. Jessee is passionate about encouraging others to engage in medical missions. The Bustinzas have three beautiful daughters- Lucy (5), Caroline (3) and Emily Joy (1).