Professional Statement

Dr. James Wethe is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, practicing in the city of Torrance in the Los Angeles/South Bay area of Southern California. He passed his board examination in general surgery in 1986 and became board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1990. Dr. Wethe completed his internship in general surgery at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, in 1981. He completed his residency in general surgery at the same hospital from 1981 until 1985. He began his plastic surgery residency at University of California at Irvine in 1985 and finished in 1987. He was then invited to study in a fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery under Richard Ellenbogen, M.D., in Los Angeles, CA from July 1987 to December 1987. He was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital from 1997 - 1999 and at Torrance Memorial Medical Center from 1996 - 2001.


29 years






James D Wethe MD3440 Lomita BoulevardTorrance, CA 90505


  • General Surgery

Areas (13)

  • Arm
  • Body
  • Breasts
  • Chin
  • Ear
  • Eyebrow
  • Lips
  • Lower Eyelid
  • Neck
  • Nose
  • Skin
  • Thigh
  • Upper Eyelid

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    Office Of R Ellenbogen, MD


  • Residency


    Harbor UCLA MC, University of California At Irvine, California College of Medicine & Surgery

  • Undergraduate School

    University of California-San Diego

  • Graduate School

    University of Southern California

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center - Torrance
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Awards & Recognitions

  • Super Doctor
  • Daily Breeze Readers Choice
  • Silver Award
  • Best of the Beach

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