Inspired by her physician father to pursue a career in medicine, Dr. Yanni
is a rarity in California: a dual-trained specialist in pediatrics and
internal medicine, meaning she can treat a patient through their entire
Dr. Yanni’s involvement with Hoag spans nearly a decade and dates
back to her volunteering days at Hoag while attending medical school at
UC Irvine, where she earned her medical degree in 2008 after earning a
double major as an undergraduate in comparative literature and neurobiology.
She’s excited to be a founding member of Hoag Medical Group because
she is passionate about being on the forefront of medicine and she is
impressed with the way Hoag doctors and staff members treat their patients.
Dr. Yanni comes to Hoag from Loma Linda University Medical Center, where
she was the chief resident.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Yanni loves spending time with her husband
and 2 ½-year-old son, Alexander. Passionate about learning, Dr.
Yanni has been a high school Sunday school teacher for the past decade.
Her hobbies include swimming, dancing, playing tennis and attending musicals.