Daniella Cordero, MD

Dr. Daniella Cordero


Coral Springs, FL

Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco

Resident Bio:

I was born in Atlanta, GA, though I spent most of my childhood in Coral Springs, FL. I attended Duke University for undergrad, where I studied neuroscience and ethics, with research interests in global health, HIV, and addiction. Following graduation, I continued research at the Duke Global Health Institute before moving to Los Angeles to work as a clinical research coordinator within the UCLA Division of Neonatology. I then went on to pursue my M.D. at UCSF School of Medicine. Clinically, I am interested in promoting more equitable access to high quality surgical care for all.

Personal Interests:

Running, hiking, backpacking, yoga, cycling

Clinical Interests:

Global surgery, gender affirming care, craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, pediatric plastic surgery

Professional Activities:

Board of Directors, Academy of Communication in Healthcare

Why UW?

I wanted a high volume program where I would receive excellent training in a supportive environment. I was also drawn to the opportunity to serve such diverse patients from both urban and rural areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.

What do you like best about living in Seattle?

The proximity to the mountains and the water!


  1. Cordero, D.M., Srinivasa D., Barnes L.L., Ray, E., & Terry, M.J. (In Press). Surgical Treatment of Granulomatous Breast Deformities Due to Injection of Foreign Substances in Transgender Women: a Case Series and Algorithm. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  2. Cordero, D.M. & Davis, D,L. (2020). Communication for Equity in the Service of Patient Experience: Health Justice and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Patient Experience, 2374373520933110.
  3. Cordero, D.M., Miclau, T.A., Paul, A.V., Morshed, S., Miclau, T., Martin, C., & Shearer, D.W. (2020). The Global Burden of
    Musculoskeletal Injury in Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Literature Review. OTA International, 3(2), e062.
  4. Cordero, D.M., Towe, S.L., Chen, N.K., Robertson, K.R., Madden, D.J., Huettel, S.A., & Meade, C.S. (2017). Cocaine dependence does not contribute substantially to white matter abnormalities in HIV infection. Journal of Neurovirology, 23(3), 441-450.
  5. Kesavan, K., Frank, P., Cordero, D.M., Benharash, P., & Harper, R.M. (2016). Neuromodulation of limb proprioceptive afferents
    decreases apnea of prematurity and accompanying intermittent hypoxia and bradycardia. PLOS ONE, 11(6), e0157349.
  6. Meade, C.S., Cordero, D.M., Hobkirk, A.L., Metra, B.M., Chen, N.K., & Huettel, S.A. (2016). Compensatory activation in fronto‐parietal cortices among HIV‐infected persons during a monetary decision‐making task. Human Brain Mapping, 37(7), 2455-2467.
  7. Meade, C.S., Lion, R.R., Cordero, D.M., Watt, M.H., Joska, J.A., Gouse, H., & Burnhams, W. (2016). HIV Risk Behavior Among Methamphetamine Users Entering Substance Abuse Treatment in Cape Town, South Africa. AIDS and Behavior, 20(10), 2387-2397.