Physicians

Lawrence J. Santora

"The practice of medicine is a privilege. I believe with this privilege comes the responsibility to treat patients with dignity and respect. Part of the respect comes in educating and informing patients, enabling them to actively participate in their medical care."

Credentials and Education

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

Internship: King/LA County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Residency: King/LA County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship: University of California, Irvine, CA

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Cardiovascular Disease

Diplomate, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Professional Organizations & Directorships

Medical Director, The Center for Heart and Vascular Wellness & Prevention, St. Joseph’s Hospital

Medical Director, The Dick Butkus Cardiac Screening Program

Medical Director, St. Joseph Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians

American Heart Association, American College of Chest Physicians

Society of Computed Cardiac Tomography

Books, Cable Programs, TV

TV Host, “Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora”, PBS/SoCal/KOCE

The OC Cure for Heart Disease, co-author

Women and Heart Disease An Epidemic, co-author

Special Interests

Preventive Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology — Coronary Stenting

Cardiac CT— CT Angiography, Coronary Calcium Screening with EBCT

Languages: English