Dr. Santamaria grew up in Omaha and has worked in Omaha since the beginning of her practice in 2002. She founded Neurology Consultants of Nebraska in 2005.

Dr. Santamaria completed undergraduate training at University of Iowa, graduating with a BS in psychology, in 1993. She attended medical school at University of Iowa and received her doctorate of medicine, in 1998. She then completed her medical internship and neurology residency training, at the University of Utah, graduating in 2002.

Dr. Santamaria is a neurologist with broad interests in neurology. Her special interests include multiple sclerosis, and movement disorders, including the use of botulinum toxins and deep brain stimulation for treatment of neurological disorders. She provides EMG services and also manages vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for epilepsy. She also is involved in Parkinson's disease research. Dr. Santamaria provides neurological care to adults of all ages and to children 12 years of age and older.

Dr. Santamaria's hobbies include spending time with family, skiing, pottery, and traveling.