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Tola Johnson, M.D.

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Dr. Tola Johnson was born in Nigeria and spent the first few years of life in Nigeria and the UK, before her family settled in Nashville, TN, where she grew up. She earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Natural Sciences from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2004 and then her Medical Degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2008. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA in 2012 and then worked at the Cedars-Sinai Emergency Medicine Department and other hospitals in the Los Angeles area as an Attending Physician until 2016, when she moved with her husband to San Diego. She worked as a staff physician in the Emergency Department at Palomar Medical Center until 2021 and now works at Redlands Community Hospital.

Colleen Buono, M.D.

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Colleen is a native of Southern California, born and raised in Anaheim. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 2000. She went on to receive her Emergency Medicine training at UC San Diego Medical Center, served as chief resident and flight physician, and stayed on at UCSD Medical Center for another 10 years as an attending physician in the ER. There, she was the medical director for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Preparedness for the UCSD Health System and developed then directed the EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship. She responded to multiple disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina, Ike and Gustav, and the earthquake in Haiti.

Dr. Buono met Dr. Holden at UCSD Medical Center where they worked side by side in the ER for 4 years. Dr. Buono is now on staff for Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group here in San Diego.

Dr. Buono developed an interest in medical aesthetics after starting to have her own treatments years ago. She was fascinated by what could be achieved without surgery. She wanted to be a resource for patients, educate them, and help them to achieve their goals in a natural appearing way, so went through extensive medical aesthetics training. During this time, she re-connected with Dr. Holden as a mentor. Dr. Buono opened her own Med Spa, where she enjoyed providing youth-enhancing treatments to many happy patients. Now she is excited to combine her aesthetics talent and skills with Dr. Holden's at Holden Timeless Beauty.

When she is not working with her clients to help them look and feel more youthful, Dr. Buono can be found with her partner Rob, taking care of their dogs, salsa or swing dancing, traveling, doing yoga, or at the beach paddle boarding, rollerblading, or bicycling.

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