Beren Tomooka, D.O.
Dr. Beren Tomooka is a native Californian, born in San Diego to parents Lee & Kris. Soon after, his family relocated to the Bay Area and he grew up primarily in Palo Alto, CA. He received his B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and received his M.S. in Physiology & Biophysics from Keck School of Medicine of USC. Prior to medical school, Beren conducted medical research at both Stanford and USC and has currently co-authored 16 publications. In addition, Beren also worked on clinical research studies at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles, and he credits that time as being largely influential in sparking his interest in Orthopaedics. Beren then attended medical school at Western University, where he was a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi honor society, awarded a Summer Research Fellowship Grant, and graduated with honors. Always heeding his parents’ advice, Beren continued to follow his heart and was fortunate enough to find a home in the Orthopaedic Surgery residency program at CMH. Outside of the hospital, Beren enjoys playing almost any sport and spending time with his loving fiancée, Teresa. Together they enjoy the finer things in life, such as relaxing with friends and family, eating peanuts at Dodger games, snowboarding in Mammoth, repeatedly watching the same movies, traveling when they can, and taking care of their Himalayan cat.