June 19, 2014
Dr. Jason Toranto, CHOC Children’s plastic surgeon, will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning health care television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on June 20 at 5:30 p.m. He will discuss the topic of Pierre Robin Sequence, a name given to a birth condition that involves the lower jaw being either small in size (micrognathia) or set back from the upper jaw (retrognathia).
As an expert in pediatric plastic surgery, Dr. Toranto specializes in craniofacial surgery, including cleft lip and cleft palate repair; neonatal mandibular distraction; orthognathic surgery; cleft rhinoplasty, alveolar bone grafting and otoplasty. He’s an assistant professor/co-director of research at the Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute at UC Irvine. He is board certified in general surgery and fellowship trained in craniofacial and plastic surgery.
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.. CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
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