Brian Santacrose, MD is a Board Certified Pediatrician at the Children’s Medical Clinic of Santa Barbara.
He grew up in upstate New York, studied Human Development at Cornell University and then went on to medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. In medical school, Dr. Santacrose was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. After surviving many long winters, he decided to move west to a more hospitable climate.
Dr. Santacrose completed his Pediatric Residency training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), which is consistently voted the Best Children’s Hospital on the West Coast. He moved to Santa Barbara after completing his residency and has been working at the Children’s Medical Clinic ever since. Dr. Santacrose recently served as the Chair of the Pediatrics Department at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Additionally, he serves as the Santa Barbara Area Representative to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Diana and daughter Isabella. In his spare time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, golf, and various racket sports, including tennis, pickle ball and ping pong.