Meet DR. THOMAS TOOHEY: board certified plastic surgeon

Dr. Thomas D. Toohey, M.D. was raised in Hawaii along with his two brothers and two sisters. He moved to Southern California at age 12, went to Ucla, UCIrvine, and UCDavis.  He married his childhood sweetheart and together, he and his wife Nancy have 7 children. Dr. Toohey lives in Newport Beach, is an avid athlete, and truly enjoys the art and craft of Plastic Surgery. He has been in the same location for 20 years, doing what he loves best... Combining art, science and dexterity of hand to make you happy or happier.

Dr. Thomas D. Toohey earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology from the University of California, Irvine in 1984. He then continued his education and earned a degree in medicine in 1989. He also completed a degree in surgery in 1994 and a degree in plastic surgery in 1996.

Dr. Toohey is now a very seasoned plastic and cosmetic surgeon who offers his services to residents of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. He has earned his certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He also has specialty training in many areas including body sculpting, breast reconstruction and laser surgery.

Dr. Toohey has several affiliations including the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, the Irvine Medical Center and the Newport Beach Surgery Center. He is also a member of the Hoag Memorial Hospital for Plastic Surgery.



Board Certifications:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Board Certification 1998
  • Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1996
  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Medical Societies:

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Specialty Training:

  • Endoscopic Brow and High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty, ASPRS, Dallas
  • Lipoplasty and Body Sculpturing, Lipoplasty Society, Lake Tahoe
  • Advances in Cutaneous Laser Surgery-Resurfacing of the Skin with CO2 Lasers, University of California, Davis
  • Microvascular Laboratory, University of California, Davis
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation, University of California, San Francisco
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction Course, University of California, San Diego
  • Breast Reconstruction Seminar, University of California, Davis
  • The Hand Society, Regional Review Course, University of California, Davis
  • Annual National Meeting, American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Annual National Meeting, New Horizons in Plastic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Active Member, Plastic Surgery
  • Newport Beach Surgery Center, Outpatient Surgical Center Affiliations
  • Newport Center for Special Surgery, Outpatient Surgical Center Affiliations

Surgical Training:

  • Chief Resident and Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,     University of California, Davis
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Long Beach Veterans’ Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Orange County
  • General Surgery Residency, University of California, Irvine, Long Beach Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Anaheim, California
  • Advanced Sub-specialty Training in Face, Breast, and Body


  • June 1996, Degree in Plastic Surgery, University of California, Davis
  • June 1994, Degree in Surgery, University of California, Irvine
  • June 1989, Degree in Medicine, University of California, Irvine
  • June 1984, Bachelor of Science, Biology,     University of California, Irvine
  • 1981 – 1984, Undergraduate, Biology, University of California, Los Angeles