Dr. Jason D. Toranto, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Toranto is dedicated to the field of plastic, reconstructive and craniofacial surgery. He has been on the medical staff at CHOC Hospital since 2013. He is board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery (2014) and the American Board of Surgery (2009) and is fellowship trained in craniofacial surgery (2013). An active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2015) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2016), he specializes in cleft lip repair, neonatal mandibular distraction, facial trauma, and aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas and fluent in Spanish, Dr. Toranto earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University with honors. He then attended the University of Michigan Medical School, where he earned his medical degree (2004). During his time 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 (2009). He then completed a plastic surgery residency at Duke University (2012). 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 completion of his second residency, he continued to train and completed a craniofacial fellowship at the University of Southern California/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (2013). Dr. Toranto is currently with SENTA Clinic where he is the Chief of Plastic Surgery. Prior to this position 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 is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and Rady Children’s in San Diego.

Clinical Interests

Cleft/Mandibular Distraction/Craniofacial Surgery


3590 Camino del Rio North, Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92108


  • Medical School
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Internship
    University of Alabama Hospital/Birmingham, General Surgery
  • General Surgery Residency
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • Plastic Surgery Residency
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship
    University of Southern California
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


  • SENTA Clinic

  • Jason D Toranto MD
    • Office: 619-810-1243
    • Specialty: Cleft Palate, Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
    • Board Certified: Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
    • Additional Languages: Spanish
    • On Staff at CHOC Children’s in Orange and Rady Children’s in San Diego

Health Topics

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What Parents Need to Know About Cleft Palate Repair

Cleft lip and cleft palate are anomalies of the mouth and lip where the sides of the lip and the roof of the mouth do not fuse together as they should.