Dr. Glen I. Komatsu, Associate Medical Director Palliative Care

Dr. Komatsu earned a BS in biological sciences at the University of Arizona and his MD at the Arizona College of Medicine. After completing a pediatric residence at UC Irvine Affiliated Hospitals and a neonatology fellowship at Long Beach Memorial/Miller Children’s Hospital, he entered private practice. He served as medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance from 1985-2004, as well as director of bioethics for Providence Health & Services in the South Bay. In 2004, Dr. Komatsu pursued an additional specialty by taking an adult palliative care fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.

Returning to California in 2005, he now serves as Chief Medical Officer for Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Regional Palliative Care Southern California, Medical Director for TrinityKids pediatric hospice, director of the Edmond R. and Virginia G. Doak Center for Palliative Care at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance and Associate Medical Director of Palliative Care at CHOC Hospital in Orange.


CHOC Specialists
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-509-4373
fax: 714-509-7800


  • Medical School
    University of Arizona, School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
  • Pediatrics Residency
    UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, Boston, MS

  • Glen I. Komatsu MD
    • Office: 310-303-6840
    • Specialty: Palliative Care
    • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    • On Staff at: CHOC Hospital in Orange