Darryl Willoughby attended UCLA graduating in 1988 with a B.S Degree in Psychobiology. Dr. Willoughby then fulfilled his lifelong dream by becoming a doctor. He attended the DREW/UCLA School of Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Willoughby undertook a one year research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. After the completion of Medical School, Dr. Willoughby did a one year surgical internship at USC Surgical Residency Program prior to completing a five year orthopedic residency at the Martin Luther King-Charles Drew Orthopedic Residency Program. Dr. Willoughby then did specialized fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle at the West Coast Center for Sports Medicine.