Dr. Santander is a fellowship-trained surgeon in foot and ankle reconstruction, revision, and limb preservation.

He is a diplomate of both the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine with additional qualifications in foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Santander has served in the medical field from the age of 17 when he enlisted in the United States Army in a Combat Support Hospital and deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon returning, Dr. Santander attended UCLA before earning his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences in California and completing a three-year podiatric surgical residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. Dr. Santander went on to a reconstruction, revision, and limb preservation fellowship with Foot & Ankle Specialist of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

As a Los Angeles native, Dr. Santander returns with excellent advanced surgical training and diverse experience serving people of all backgrounds to join Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

When not helping patients, he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cooking, and experiencing cultures through food and people.