About Dr. Santoro

John Santoro is a California native who transferred from Orange County to the Temecula Valley in 1989 with his wife Marina. Together they are raising a family in the wine country. Dr Santoro was drawn to podiatric medicine while working part time as a ski boot fitter as he attended California State University at Long Beach. There he earned a degree in Zoology with an emphasis on pre-medicine. After graduating, he obtained his degree in podiatric medicine and surgery from The California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He then completed an extended residency encompassing advanced techniques in foot and ankle surgery. He is board certified by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as a surgeon in both foot and ankle surgery and has been published many times in medical journals.

Dr. Santoro has been active in the community as a Temecula Rotarian, founding board member of Temecula Preparatory School and The boys and Girls Club. He is currently Chair of the Temecula Valley branch of The Save a Leg Save a Life Foundation. Dr. Santoro is on staff at The Oaks and Golden Triangle surgicenters and Southwest Healthcare System hospitals in Murrieta and Wildomar where he has served as Chief of Surgery. Dr. Santoro is also a member of the Advisory Board of Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley