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Lilibeth L Torno, MD

(714) 509-8636


Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Special Interests:
Bone and soft tissue sarcomas, germ cell tumors, and histiocytosis

Research Focus:
Cancer survivorship and educating cancer survivors on the long-term impact of their cancers and treatments


Dr. Torno is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8636
fax: (714) 509-4748
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Dr. Lilibeth Torno is the Clinical Director, Outpatient Services and the CHOC ACTS (After the Cancer Treatment Survivorship Program. She also leads the Ambulatory Care Services of The CHOC Cancer Institute and directs the CHOC Long Term Follow-up Clinic for survivors of childhood cancer. The outpatient clinic provides comprehensive care of children undergoing chemotherapy, as well as those who have completed therapy. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. Dr. Torno completed her fellowship training at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She completed her residency at CHOC. She attended medical school at University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.

Administrative Appointments

  • Oncology, CHOC Children's Specialists
  • Clinical Director, CHOC After the Cancer Treatment Survivorship (ACTS) Program, CHOC Cancer Institute


  • Medical School
    University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Pediatrics Residency
    Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, CA


Dr. Torno is currently involved in a number of research projects in association with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). She is currently clinical investigator in several COG bone and soft tissue cancer treatment studies.

Independent of her work with COG, Dr. Torno is very involved in researching cancer survivorship and educating cancer survivors on the long-term impact of their cancers and treatments. To further this interest, Dr. Torno is involved in the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Study. In this multi-center study, Dr. Torno and others are looking at long-term health and quality of life in childhood cancer survivors. Dr. Torno is also in the process of developing an educational curriculum for survivors ages 15 and older. In the future, she hopes to create curriculum for younger children.

Dr. Torno has spoken at numerous conferences and symposiums regionally and internationally on long-term cancer survivorship, histiocytosis treatment, and more.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of Excellence
    OCMA, Multiple years

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Histiocyte Society

Published Works

Hassan M, Lin C, Torno L. (2013) Risk Factors for Obesity and Time Frame of Weight Gain in Non-Irradiated Survivors of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Journal of Cancer Therapy 4: 124-132 doi:10.4236/jct.2013.41017. Published online February 2013

Lectures and Presentations

  • Liver Lesions in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Review of Case Reports and Institutional Observation"
  • "Navigating the Healthcare System for the Childhood Cancer Survivor."
  • "Mediastinal Mass and Its Treatment: A single Institution Experience."
  • "Time Points in weight changes among survivors of childhood cancer."
  • "Tracking Psychosocial needs post treatment in the Cancer Institute"

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