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Dr. Dani SantiDaniella Santi, MD

Caracas, Venezuela

About Me: 
I was born in Venezuela and moved to Chicago when I was 13 years old. I received my undergraduate degree in biology from DePaul University in Chicago, and my M.D. from the Chicago Medical School. While in medical school, I also completed a Master of Science degree in healthcare administration at Rosalind Franklin University. After being in Illinois for so long, I am looking forward to making winters a thing of the past, and being a drive away from family. Most importantly, I am a huge animal lover;I have a lot of dogs back home and two with me currently (Prince and Abby). Needless to say, they cannot wait to make California their new home!

What I love about Valley Children’s: 
What I love most about Valley Children's is the commitment that faculty and residents have toward providing excellent medical care to children of the area. Since I started medical school, I knew I wanted to be part of a team that is passionate about serving a community in need of resources and availability of healthcare. Valley Children's not only offers the opportunity to help a highly underserved population, but also provides me with infinite support to grow into a dedicated and compassionate pediatrician.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my dogs, going on walks and runs, baking and cooking, traveling and learning about other cultures, and music.

Advocacy, Interests and Research Accomplishments: 
I am highly interested in addressing the healthcare needs of Latinos in the community. During medical school I was part of the founding members of Rosalind Franklin University's chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), which focused on serving the Latino community of North Chicago, motivating high school and community college students to pursue a higher education and providing guidance for Latino students interested in a career in medicine.