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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.

Maija-Riikka Steenari, MD

Specialty
  • Pediatric Neurology
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
CHOC Children's Specialists - 1120 La Veta Ave.
1120 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 125
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
CHOC Children's Specialists - 1120 La Veta Ave.
1120 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 125
Orange, CA 92868
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Phone
(888) 770-2462
Fax
(855) 246-2329

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Pediatric Neurology
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    As a pediatric neurologist and epilepsy specialist, Dr. Steenari’s clinical interests include neurometabolic diseases, infantile spasms, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, refractory epilepsy, intracranial monitoring and epilepsy surgery. Her research interests include understanding epileptic disorders, such as infantile spasms and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, investigating different treatment options in patient with refractory epilepsy and quality of life in patients with epilepsy.

    Since joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Steenari has worked with the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center to advance the standard of care for children with epilepsy, and she collaborates with the CHOC Metabolic specialists in the conjoined Neurometabolic Clinic.

    Dr. Steenari is board certified in in child neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and epilepsy. She attended medical school at University of Helsinki Medical Faculty in Helsinki Finland, and completed her pediatric residency at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles California and child neurology training at CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine. She also completed a subspecialty fellowship in pediatric epilepsy at CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine. She is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Orange County Medical Association.