Santina A Zanelli

Santina A Zanelli, MD

Division:
Neonatology
Department:
Pediatrics
Call 434.924.0123
Primary Location:
University Hospital

1215 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Pediatrics
Clinical Practice:
Neonatal Care (NICU)
About
Title:
Associate Professor
Biography

Santina Zanelli, MD, MS, is a board-certified neonatologist who specializes in neurological disorders of the newborn. She is particularly interested in developing family-centered strategies to improve the long-term outcomes of high-risk patients. In addition, she is actively involved in a multidisciplinary group of neurology and neonatal intensive care providers at UVA, which aims to provide state-of-the-art care for neonates at risk of brain injury.

Born in France, Zanelli received her medical degree and a master’s degree in genetics and cytogenetics from Université Claude-Bernard in Lyon, France. She came to the United States to pursue a post-doctoral research fellowship in the field of neuroscience. She completed a pediatrics residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a neonatology fellowship at UVA.

Zanelli went on to pursue postdoctoral research fellowships in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Married with two daughters, Zanelli enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, reading, and going to the movies in her free time.

Awards
  • 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America® List
Education
Primary:
University of Lyon Claude Bernard, 1998
Residency:
Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Fellowships:
Neonatology, University of Virginia