Dr. Tasto graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the Harvard Combined Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Following his internship and a general surgery residency, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy from 1967 through 1970. He served in Japan, South Vietnam, Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, as well as USS Oklahoma City.
Dr. Tasto lives in San Diego with his wife, four children, and seven grandchildren. He enjoys golf, mountain biking, volleyball, writing, and traveling.