Dr. Santa Maria, a Bay Area native, attended UC Berkeley where she received her B.S. in Integrative Biology. She returned to her college Alma mater to obtain her Doctor of Optometry degree with clinical honors. She then completed her residency training at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, where she specialized in ocular disease, low vision, and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Santa Maria is dedicated to providing excellent, individualized patient care, and she is passionate about enhancing her patients’ quality of life through the best possible vision.
In addition to working in private practice, Dr. Santa Maria also dedicates her time teaching and mentoring fourth year optometry students.
Dr. Santa Maria’s personal interests include spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, and experimenting in the kitchen.