Sansum Clinic


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Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Doctors' Weight Management Program
Internal Medicine
Primary Care
Pesetas Multi-Specialty Clinic

(805) 681-7500
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Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical School
University of California Los Angeles
Fellow of the American College of Physicians; Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society; Member, Society of Vascular Technology; Life Member, UCLA Medical School Alumni; Life Member, California Institute of Technology Alumni; Member, California Medical
Professional Distinctions
The Best Doctors in America, Pacific Region (1996, 1998 editions); Who's Who in California (1986-2000 editions); Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (former), University of Southern California; Medical Director, Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital; Author, "Stealth Germs in Your Body" (Sterling Publishing, New York and London); AMA Physician's Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education (1982, 1985, 1997, 2000, 2003); Santa Barbara Clinic Chairman's Award (1986); Alzheimer's Association's Leadership Award (2001); Board of Directors (former), Gerontology Education Project (1984-1986); Clinical trials for Tacrine, Milamilene, and Exelon; Paul Harris Fellowship of the Rotary Foundation Award (2008); Contributor to chapters on Alzheimer's Disease to medical textbooks; Dr. Daniel's landmark 1982 paper about the deadly gastrointestinal polyposis disorder Cronkhite Canada Syndrome is the basis for most current medical textbook chapters on the subject.
Hungarian, German
Special Projects
Doctors' Weight Management Program
Community Involvement
Medical Director, Vista Del Monte residential community and convalescent hospital; Producer & Co-Host (1985-1986), KEYT-3 Senior Forum; Author, "House Calls" column, Santa Barbara News-Press, 1997-2002; Violinist, Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra (1961-19
Sansum Clinic Involvement
Historian, Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic; Staff Member, Wellness Program; Staff Member, Vascular Laboratory

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Additional Comments
We are sad to report that on Saturday, Feb. 21, Erno Daniel, MD passed away suddenly. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

Dr. Daniel joined the Clinic in 1978, having gone to UCLA Medical School with some other Clinic doctors including Dr. Koper. He did his residency at UCLA and has been at Sansum Clinic ever since. He received a PhD in physics from UCSD and went to Cal Tech for undergraduate work. He has been very active in the historical aspects of the Clinic and was apt to comment on what someone at the Clinic thought about some issue in the 1930s – and he was always correct about those historical details. In fact, Dr. Daniel completed a publication in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Historical Museum in 2014 called Noticias: The Legacy of Sansum Clinic, that captures the 90-plus year history of Sansum Clinic.

He has been a very active educator of residents and medical students and has been an author, including being the author of a published book “Stealth Germs In Your Body” which received national attention. He was active in Alzheimer’s research at various stages in his career. He developed skills reading vascular lab tests and did that here for many years. He has received many awards and has had positions that were a tribute to his knowledge and leadership.

But, mostly, he has been a knowledgeable, kind and caring internist for more than 35 years, taking care of thousands of patients, including, in many cases, several generations of the same family. The Clinic will not be quite the same without Dr. Daniel.
Sansum Clinic Physician Since
Patient Testimonials
"Your attention to our health concerns is heartfelt. We feel secure knowing that you have such a vast knowledge and experience and also that you are active in and up to date in health medicine and treatment. Thank you for providing us with your outstanding medical care." - D. F.

"I have only good things to say about Dr. Daniel. He has been extremely nice and caring. The follow through and the paper work are impressive. Thank you for an extremely well run clinic, it is very impressive."

"Thank you for the great health care service. Dr. Daniel is the best."

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