Dr. Bryan Doonan, while originally from New Jersey, was raised in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in sunny CA, he was no stranger to skateboarding, but at the age of 12 everything changed when he attended Paskowitz Surf Camp at San Onofre. He developed a strong love of surfing, becoming quite proficient in the sport. During a surfing session in Newport, he was spotted by a scout, and went on to receive a highly coveted sponsorship from the well-known surfing and lifestyle brand, Quicksilver. However, after a heart-wrenching ankle injury that sidelined his surfing career, he changed course, and wanted to learn how to help fellow athletes, (such as himself), recover from such debilitating sports injuries.
Dr. Doonan went on to attend the University of California San Diego for his undergraduate studies, where he received a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Minored in Economics. He then received a full scholarship to St. Louis University School of Medicine.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Doonan moved to Newport Beach to begin his internship and residency at the University of California, Irvine. Greatly inspired by his younger years of surfing and skateboarding, he began his fellowship in sports medicine at Kramer Orthopedic Group in Newport Beach, where he learned first-hand from some of the best Orthopedic Surgeons in Southern California.
Since then, he has opened up a Sports Medicine and Family Practice, and owns and operates 5 urgent care centers in southern California, (including Newport Center Urgent Care).