Santano Rosario
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Medical Student

Santano Rosario is currently completing his final year of medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Applying to Emergency Medicine residency programs, he is passionate about identifying social issues as they present to the hospital and using that knowledge to implement policy changes.

While in medical school, he co-founded the Keck School of Medicine Protect our Patients student interest group, providing medical students with an outlet to engage in the local and federal conversations about our changing healthcare system. He was the co-president of the annual Minority Health Conference, directed and hosted by USC and UCLA with the goal of addressing local, statewide, and national minority health disparities. Additionally, he served as a Health Policy Fellow for Congressman Raul Ruiz, helping his team research and draft health care legislation on federal health care funding, telehealth, and insurance coverage.

He is currently a member of Southern California Providers for Health Equity, or SCoPHE, a group of health care providers who engage with local, state, and federal politicians to facilitate changes that directly improve the lives of our documented and undocumented patient population and their respective communities.

Santano grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and received his B.A in Sports Medicine from Rice University where he was a sprinter for their varsity Track & Field Team.