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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Lawrence J. Santora, MD

  • Cardiology
    (Board Certified)
  • Vascular Medicine
Additional Language Spoken
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Providence
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Orange County Heart Institute - Orange
1140 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Orange County Heart Institute - Orange
1140 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868
Get Directions
(714) 564-3300
(714) 564-3318
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Cardiology
      (Board Certified)
    • Vascular Medicine
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      New York Medical College - 1976
    • Internship
      Martin L King/Univ CA Med Center - 1976
    • Residency
      Martin L King/Univ CA Med Center - 1977
    • Fellowship
      University of California- Irvine
    Areas of Interest

    Preventive Cardiology
    Interventional Cardiology - Coronary Stenting
    Cardiac CT - CT Angiography
    Coronary Calcium Screening with EBCT

  • Biography


    The art of medicine and it's scientific application must be tailored to meet each patient's needs."

    Credentials and Education
    Under Graduate: University of California, San Diego
    Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
    Internship: UCLA, San Fernando Valley
    Residency: UCLA, San Fernando Valley
    Fellowship: UCLA, San Fernando Valley

    Board Certification
    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Diplomate, AmericanBoard of Cardiovascular Disease

    Professional Organization & Directorships
    Director, Interventional Cardiology, St Joseph's Hospital
    Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, St. Joseph's Hospital
    Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    Alumni Association, UCSF
    TV host: Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora on PBS/Socal. Medical Director at St. Joseph Hospital, Heart & Vascular Wellness at St. Joseph Hospital, The Dick Butkus Center for Cardiovascular Testing, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Co Author of: "Women and Heart Disease, an Epidemic" and "The OC Cure for Heart Disease". Board certified : Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cardiovascular Computerized Tomography (CCT).