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Glen Komatsu

SIY Certified Teacher

Languages Offered

  • English


Dr. Glen Komatsu earned a BS in biological sciences at the University of Arizona and his MD at the Arizona College of Medicine. After completing a pediatric residence at UC Irvine Affiliated Hospitals and a neonatology fellowship at Long Beach Memorial/Miller Children’s Hospital, he entered private practice. He served as medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance from 1985-2004, as well as director of bioethics for Providence Health & Services in the South Bay. In 2004, Dr. Komatsu pursued an additional specialty by taking an adult palliative care fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Returning to California in 2005, he now serves as Chief Medical Officer for Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Regional Palliative Care Southern California, Medical Director for TrinityKids pediatric hospice, director of the Edmond R. and Virginia G. Doak Center for Palliative Care at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance, and Senior Advisor for Strategy and Education to Providence Institute for Human Caring. Dr. Komatsu became a certified Search Inside Yourself teacher in 2019.