Dr. Orlando Pena

I was born and raised in Southern California in the Santa Clarita Valley.

In high school, I had the opportunity to be a three-sport athlete and always made attempts to excel at my craft in each season.

In college, I was given the opportunity to play soccer for The Master’s College in my home town while majoring in Kinesiology and Pre-Physical Therapy.

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2010—2015
–Selected for a 1 year Predoctoral Fellowhip in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine during medical school education. This scholarship opportunity further developed my diagnostic skills in musculoskeletal medicine as I delivered hands-on manual treatment to patients with various painful ailments.

Residency: University of Texas Health at San Antonio, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. San Antonio, TX 2015—2019

In residency my training was diverse and unique as I had a chance to treat patients in the acute setting with major injuries such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputations, stroke, and other life-altering hospitalizations. I also trained under a world-renowned expert in electrodiagnostic medicine, Dr. Daniel Dumitru, to sharpen my skills as an electromyographer.

“Caring for people during periods of time in their lives in which they are most vulnerable through encouragement, guidance, and specialized treatment is what rehabilitation medicine is all about. My mission as a physiatrist is to aide in the restoration of function and to optimize quality of life by implementing a patient-centered, team-oriented approach to the delivery of healthcare. “

Hobbies/Interests:

All things LA for sports including Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Galaxy, and most recently Rams
Hiking with a specific interest in visiting every national park. All-time favorite: Yosemite