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KathyLee Santangelo, MD

KathyLee Santangelo, MD

Dr. KathyLee Santangelo is certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine.  She has been in the exclusive practice of this specialty since 2009 when she opened Totality (formerly Total Vein Care Center) at Reno and Douglas in Midwest City.  Dr. Santangelo had been a cardiothoracic surgeon in Oklahoma for 14 years previously.  At Totality, she provides the highest quality care for patients with vein problems.  She has been named as one of the Journal Record’s 50 Women Making a Difference and has been an invited speaker at many community events including the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon and the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Networking Luncheon.

Dr. Santangelo is a native of Pennsylvania but has been in the Oklahoma City area for more than 20 years now.  After graduating with honors from undergraduate and medical schools, Dr. Santangelo began her surgical training at the Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  She continued her surgical specialty training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as a resident of Dr. Ronald Elkins.  Dr. Santangelo spent her first years as a heart surgeon in Iowa but returned to Oklahoma with her young family in 1996 when she was appointed to the faculty at OU.  She became the first woman Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the VAMC in Oklahoma City, a position she held until 2001 when she started a private practice in heart and lung surgery in Midwest City.

As a medical professional, Dr. Santangelo continued to acquire skills and expertise in multiple areas including wound care, therapeutic lifestyle change programs, and treatment of venous disease.  At Totality, she offers expertise for a variety of patients ranging from those who desire to rid themselves of unsightly leg veins to those who suffer with pain, swelling, or sores of their legs.

Undergraduate Education

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Medical School

Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

Residency | General Surgery

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Chief Resident | General Surgery

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Research | Thoracic Surgery

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Residency | Thoracic Surgery

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Board Certificates

American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Professional Affiliations

American College of Phlebology
American College of Surgeons

Steve Bernhardt, RDMS, RVT, RPhS

Steve Bernhardt, RDMS, RVT, RPhS



Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Bachelor of Science in Biology Bachelor of Science in Ultrasound

Board Certificates

American Registery of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) (Abdomen, OB/Gyn), Registered Vascular Technologist  (RVT), Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS)

Professional Associations

Society of Diagnostic Sonographers (SDMS) Oklahoma Society of Sonographers ICAVL Board of Directors


Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA


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