About 

About Dr. Toranto

Dr. Jason Toranto is a plastic, reconstructive and craniofacial surgeon. Dr. Toranto is board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, and is fellowship trained in Craniofacial surgery. Dr. Toranto is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). His diverse clinical interests include Aesthetic Surgery, skin cancer reconstruction, complex Craniofacial surgeries (including mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO)), injectables (such as Botox and Juvederm), skin health, and Facial Trauma. Dr. Toranto practices at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Scripps Encinitas Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Children's Hospital Orange County,  and the University Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Dr. Toranto was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Stanford University with honors. Dr. Toranto then attended the University of Michigan Medical School, where he earned his medical degree. Dr. Toranto is fluent in Spanish, and while at the University of Michigan Medical School, he received two awards – the International Institute Award for Latin American Studies as well as the Global REACH International Studies Award – to study alongside Latin American doctors and serve Latin American patients in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After medical school, Dr. Toranto matriculated to the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he completed his general surgery residency. Dr. Toranto then completed a plastic surgery residency at Duke University. During his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Toranto was selected as a Regan Fellow and worked with Operation Smile in Jamshedpur, India performing cleft lip and cleft palate repairs for indigent patients with no other access to such care. Upon the completion of his second residency, Dr. Toranto continued to train and completed a craniofacial fellowship at the University of Southern California/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Before opening his own Private Practice, Dr. Toranto was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Senta Clinic. Prior to joining Senta, he was an Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Craniofacial Surgery, and Co-Director of Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine.

 

Dr. Toranto invites you to become a patient and looks forward to taking care of you.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

 

Fellowship

University of Southern California/Children's Hospital of Los Angeles


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Duke University

 

General Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medical School​

University of Michigan 

 

Undergraduate
Stanford University

AFFILIATONS

Dr. Jason D. Toranto provides services at the following hospitals:

  •  Scripps La Jolla Hospital   

  •  Sharp Memorial Hospital

  •  Scripps Encinitas Hospital

  •  Sharp Grossmont Hospital

  •  Children's Hospital of Orange County​​

  •  Scripps Mercy Hospital

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

 PUBLICATIONS

 

  Refereed Journals:

  1. Walsh CJ, Toranto JD, Gilliland CT, Noyes DR, Bodine AB, Luer CA.  “Nitric oxide production by nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) and clearnose skate (Raja eglanteria) peripheral blood leucocytes.”  Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2006 Jan;20(1):40-6.

  2. Toranto JD, Yu D, Cederna PS.  “Endoscopic Versus Open Tissue Expander Placement: Is Less Invasive Better?” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Mar;119(3):894-906.

  3. Hollenbeck ST, Toranto JD, Erdmann DE, Zenn MR, Levin LS. “Perineal and Lower Extremity Reconstruction.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov; 128(5):551e-563e. Review.

  4. Toranto JD, Migaly J, Erdmann DE. “Early Mechanical Failure of Highly-Crosslinked Porcine Dermal Matrix for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.” Am Surg. 2011 Dec;77(12):287-8.

  5. Toranto JD, Ward SD, Lin A, Urata MM. “Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome and Respiratory Obstruction: A Novel Use of Distraction Osteogenesis.” J Craniofac Surg. 2014 May;25(3):e287-9.

  6. Thomas S., Widgerow AD, Lakey JR, Krishnan R, Banyard DA, Salibian AA, Wirth GA, Toranto J, Paydar K, Evans GR. “Adipose Derived Stem Cells and Wound Healing in Patients with Diabetes: a Promising Therapeutic Modality” CellR4 2014; 2 (6): e1309.

  7. Guo J, Widgerow AD, Banyard D, Toranto J, Wirth GA, Paydar K Tocco-Tussardi I, and Evans GR. “Strategic Sequences in Fat Graft Survival.” Ann Plast Surg. 2015 March: 74(3):376-382.

  8. Chiang RS, King K, Banyard D, Lalezari L, Tocco Tussardi T, Toranto JD, Widgerow AD, Evans GR. “An exploration of the relationship of fatty tissue, burn injury and scarring.” Wound Healing Southern Africa 2014;7(2):66-69.

  9. Widgerow AD, Guo J; Nguyen A; Banyard D; Fadavi D; Toranto JD; Wirth G; Paydar K; Evans GR. “Stromal Vascular Fraction - a regenerative reality? Part 1 - Currents Concepts and review of the literature” Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery – in press.

  10. Widgerow AD, Guo J; Nguyen A; Banyard D; Fadavi D; Toranto JD; Wirth G; Paydar K; Evans GR. “Stromal Vascular Fraction - a regenerative reality? Part 2 - Mechanisms of regenerative action” Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery – in press.

  11. Salibian AA, Rosario AT, Severo LA, Nguyen L, Banyard DA, Toranto JD, Evans GR, Widgerow AD. “Current concepts on burn wound conversion - a review of recent advances in understanding the secondary progressions of burns” Burns – in press.

  12. Chiang RS, Borovikova AA, King K, Banyard DA, Lalezari S, Toranto JD, Paydar KZ, Wirth GA, Evans GR, Widgerow AD. “Current Concepts Related to Hypertrophic Scarring in Burn Injuries.” Wound Repair Regen. – in press.

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

 

MAJOR INVITED LECTURES

  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Transplant Surgery. “Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Transplanted Kidney.” Birmingham, AL  Sept 2006.

  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. “Perineal Wounds: Reconstructive Solutions for the Urologist, Gynecologist, Surgical Oncologist, and You.” Birmingham, AL  May 2009.

  3. Duke University Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. “Perineal and Lower Extremity Reconstruction.” Durham, NC  September 2009.

  4. Duke University Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. “ABC’s of Syndromic Craniosynostosis.” Durham, NC  December 2010.

  5. Duke University Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. “Operation Smile: Jamshedpur, India.” Durham, NC  May 2011.

  6. Duke University Operating Room Plastic Surgery Nursing Grand Rounds. “Operation Smile: Jamshedpur, India.” Durham, NC  June 2011.

  7. Duke University Operating Room Nursing Grand Rounds. “Operation Smile: Jamshedpur, India.” Durham, NC January 2012.

  8. Duke University Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. “Research Grand Rounds: A Tale of Two Projects.” Durham, NC April 2012.

  9. Duke University Perinatal Grand Rounds. “ABC’s of Syndromic Craniosynostosis.” Durham, NC  April 2012.

  10.  Children’s Hospital Orange County Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. “Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis: The New Paradigm in Neonatal Airway Compromise.” Orange, CA  January 2014.

  11.  University of California, Irvine Department of General Surgery Grand Rounds. “How May I Help You?  Plastic Surgery for the General Surgeon.” Orange, CA  January 2014.

  12. Children’s Hospital Orange County Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. “Pierre Robin Sequence: A Study in Multi-Disciplinary Care.” Orange, CA July 2014.

  13. Rotary International Club of Orange, CA. “The Children of CHOC: Doing Good in the Neighborhood.” Orange, CA October 2014.

  14. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Neonatal Rounds “Pierre Robin Sequence: A Study in Multi-Disciplinary Care.” Newport Beach, CA December 2014.

  15. Children’s Hospital Orange County Operating Room Nursing Grand Rounds. “Facial Trauma: It’s Here!!!!  What You Need to Know.” Orange, CA February 2015.

  16. Children’s Hospital Foundation Board Meeting. “Craniofacial Surgery at CHOC: Programmatic Growth in Fertile Soil.” Orange, CA March 2015.

  17. PIH Hospital Neonatal Rounds “Pierre Robin Sequence: A Study in Multi-Disciplinary Care.” Whittier, CA July 2015.

  18. St. Jude Neonatal Rounds “Pierre Robin Sequence: A Study in Multi-Disciplinary Care.” Fullerton, CA August 2015.

  19. University of California, San Diego Pulmonary Medicine Sleep Conference “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Surgical Interventions and Their Efficacy.” San Diego, CA September 2015.

  20. UCLA-Harbor Neonatal Rounds “Pierre Robin Sequence: A Study in Multi-Disciplinary Care.” Torrance, CA October 2015.

  21. California Association of Neonatology Annual Meeting “When and Whether to Perform Jaw Distraction” San Diego, CA March 2016.

  22. Scripps Memorial Hospital Grand Rounds “Tips for Improved Healing for Surgeons (and Non-Surgeons, too!) How can Plastic Surgery help YOU?!!?”  La Jolla, CA December 2016.

 

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Yu D, Toranto JD, Cederna PS. “Endoscopic vs. Open Placement of Tissue Expanders:  Does Less Invasive Mean Better?” Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, Summer Scientific Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI, July 18-21, 2004.

  2. Yu D, Toranto JD, Cederna PS. “Endoscopic Versus Open Tissue Expander Placement in Burn Reconstruction: Is Less Invasive Better?” 37th Annual American Burn Association Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 10-13, 2005.

  3. Yu D, Toranto JD, Cederna PS. “Endoscopic Versus Open Tissue Expander Placement in Burn Reconstruction: Is Less Invasive Better?” 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, IL, September 24-28, 2005.

  4. Toranto, JD, Fisher M, Marcus JR. “Prelamination of Banked Cartilage in Second Stage Ear Reconstruction: Modification of Nagata’s Technique.” North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, White Sulfur Springs, WV,  October 2010.

  5. Toranto, JD, Fisher M, Marcus JR. “Prelamination of Banked Cartilage in Second Stage Ear Reconstruction: Modification of Nagata’s Technique.” 16th International Congress of International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, & Aesthetic Surgery, Vancouver, BC, May 2011.

  1. Toranto JD, Ward SD, Lin A, Urata MM. “Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome and Respiratory Obstruction: A Novel Use of Distraction Osteogenesis.” California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, CA, May 25, 2014.

  2. Mattison G, Olaya W, Yi M, Jenkins B, Yakuby N, Toranto J, Muhonen M, Olaya J. “Improved Outcomes Treating Deformational Plagiocephaly with Helmet Therapy.” California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, May 24, 2015.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  1. Garza RF, Toranto JD, Long JN, de la Torre, JI, Vasconez LO. “The Challenge of Reconstruction for Carcinomas of the Perineum.” Southeastern Surgical Conference. Birmingham, AL, February 2008.

  2. Ahmad I, Sundine M, Toranto JD, Yost P, Anderson T, Dhar V. “Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis in Newborns with Pierre Robin Sequence.”  California Association of Neonatologists. San Diego, CA, March 2015.

  3. Anderson TJ, Ahmad I, Dhar V, Sundine M, Toranto JD. “Mandibular Distraction Ostogenesis in Infants with Pierre Robin Sequence 2008-2014 at CHOC Children's Hospital.”  National Advanced Practice Of Neonatal Nurses Chicago IL, March 2015.

  4. Toranto, JD. “3-D Printing & Calvarial Reconstruction: A Conceptual Framework.” Peds 2040 Conference Laguna Beach, CA, January 2016.