Dr. Svetlana Dani is fellowship-trained in sports medicine, and practices primary care sports medicine at Silicon Valley Sports Medicine. Originally born in Moscow, Russia Dr. Dani moved to New York with her family at just 12 years old. Years later, Dr. Dani went on to study medicine and earned her medical degree at SUNY Downstate, and remained in New York to complete her Pediatrics Residency at NYU Medical Center. She stayed on at NYU Medical Center for a year working in the pediatric emergency room before completing a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Maryland. Dr. Dani’s experience as a young gymnast has been the number one driving force behind her passion for caring for young athletes. She built her practice around the concept that being physically active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is extremely important, especially in the pediatric population. She knows better than anyone that habits formed in childhood will stick with someone throughout their life. It is for this reason that she targets therapy toward fixing predisposing muscle imbalances as well as correcting their injury, which will set them up to successfully return to doing the sport they love. Some of Dr. Dani’s clinical interests include concussions and post-concussion syndrome, sprains, dislocations, fractures, exercise-induced asthma, back pain in children and adolescents, growth plate injuries, and osteochondritis dissecans. In her free time, Dr. Dani loves spending time with her husband and daughter. She loves going on hikes, walking, and biking, as well as trying new restaurants. Dr. Dani has been coming to the Bay Area to visit family since she was a child, and she always knew that she would live here one day. She’s so excited to finally be able to call the South Bay Area home.
Dr. Audrey "Lisa" Arzamendi is double board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. Since 2012, she has specialized in diabetes, obesity and metabolism, thyroid disease (including Hashimoto's and Graves'), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and sex hormone disorders, adrenal and pituitary dysfunction, osteoporosis, parathyroid/calcium disorders, and thyroid and parathyroid nodules and cancers. She is highly trained in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the thyroid (99% diagnostic rate).
Dr. Arzamendi is committed to safe and established medical treatments, and prides herself on staying informed about emerging therapies and research-supported non-prescription options. She is experienced working with all forms of brand-name and generic thyroid medications, and as a type 1 diabetic herself, has first-hand knowledge of nearly all available prescription and technological diabetic treatments, to best support patients in selecting their optimal diabetes treatment regimens.
Dr. Arzamendi graduated with honors from Stanford University, with a BA in Human Biology and a concentration in Health & Human Performance. She attended UC San Diego School of Medicine (receiving a federal NIH National Cancer Institute fellowship), and completed her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Pemanente’s Santa Clara Medical Center. Her endocrinology training was completed at UC Davis Medical Center. She previously practiced in California's South Bay before relocating to open her practice in Walnut Creek in 2020. Dr. Arzamendi was a Stanford varsity athlete and still enjoys running, hiking, tennis, rowing, and other outdoor activities. She loves spending time with her husband and many pets, and looks forward to being your doctor!