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Gregory Ginsburg, MD, General Surgery, Torrance, CA, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center - Torrance


General Surgery Torrance, CA

Breast, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery

Medical Director and Chief Surgeon at Pacific Surgical Institute

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  • I am a board-certified general surgeon who grew up in the South Bay area of Los Angeles and who now practices in the same area. My degree in medicine is from UCLA and I did a research fellowship at USC. I completed my general surgery internship and residency in Torrance, CA at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. At first I partnered with a prominent surgical oncologist in Century City, Hollywood, and Glendale. Later I entered solo practice back in the South Bay. While my focus had been primarily on surgical oncology before, in my new location I have been doing a more typical case mix for a general surgeon. I still relish the challenging cancer cases, but I do enjoy doing hernias and gallbladders too. It was inevitable, I suppose, that I would find my clinical practice taking advantage of my prior research focus. I had done much research in wound healing and had even written an NIH RO1 grant. There was clearly a need for expertise in this area, so I now devoted a significant portion of my time to it. I have pursued further training in hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and I joined the staff at a comprehensive wound clinic to focus on wound healing and reconstruction. I would say my practice has become well-rounded. While I have never been interested in academia, I have enjoyed the challenges and interactions that come with various administrative and committee roles at the local hospitals. In my roles as Chief of Surgery, Chair of Bioethics, and others, I am and have been pleased to work with my peers to improve patient care.

Education & Training

  • Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Surgery, 1991 - 1999
  • Los Angeles General Medical Center
    Los Angeles General Medical CenterFellowship, Surgical Research , 1993 - 1995
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAClass of 1991
  • University of California
    University of CaliforniaBS, Accelerated Biomedical Sciences , 1984 - 1988

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1992 - 2026
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Mesenchymal Commitment to Digital Joint Formation  
    Ginsburg GT, Royster D, Kassabian G, Shuler CF, Dougherty WR, and Sank AC, Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • A New Paraspinous Muscle Flap  
    Schwartz RJ, Turk AE, Kobayashi M, Ginsburg GT, and Lesavoy, MA, Plastic Surgical Forum


  • Inhibition of Adhesion After Tendon Surgery.
    Lesavoy MA, Schwartz RJ, Yospur GL, Mueller MP, Wyatt L, Caputo A, Shitabata PK, and Ginsburg GT, American Association of Plastic Surgery 77nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
  • Predicting Pediatric Boutonniere Deformities Based on Initial Assessment of the Severely Burned Hand.
    Ginsburg GT, Couchman P, and Dougherty WR, American College of Surgeons Southern California Chapter Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, CA
  • Epidemiologic Variables, Clinical Signs, and Treatments Which Affect Outcome.
    Ginsburg GT, Runyon T, and Dougherty WR. Pediatric Hand Burns, ACS Southern California Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, CA
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Grant Support

  • Topical Clobetasol Propionate in Burn Wound ManagementInternational Association of Fire Fighters1993–1995
  • Effects of DNase on Sputum Viscosity from Patients with Inhalational InjuriesGenentech, Inc1993–1995
  • Tracheal Reconstruction Using a Prefabricated Porous Polyethylene ProsthesisPlastic Surgical Educational Foundation1993–1995
  • Tracheal Reconstruction Using a Prefabricated Porous Polyethylene ProsthesisHealth Research Association1993–1995
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology of Digit SeparationWright Foundation1993–1995


  • Member, Physician Well Being, MHG 2010 - Present
  • Member, Quality Assurance, KSB 2010 - Present
  • Member, Peer Review, MHG 2009 - Present
  • Member, Medical Executive Committee, MHG 2008 - Present
  • Chair, Performance Improvement, MHG 2012 - 2014
  • Chair, Palliative Care, MHG 2011 - 2013
  • Chair, Biomedical Ethics, MHG 2010 - 2012

Research History

  • Research FellowSurgical Research at the USC Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology1993 - 1995

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations