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C. Christopher Donner, MD, FACP, FACE

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes


Professional Distinctions

  • Board of Directors (2007), Santa Barbara County Medical Society
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors

Community Involvement

  • President, Board of Directors, Sansum Santa Barbara Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Medical Director, Doctors' Weight Management Program

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1985 (39 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Southern California


  • Endocrinology, Stanford University Medical Center, Geriatrics, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto


  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Additional Information


  • Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society