Dr. Edward Santee CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-7713
Board Certifications

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Medical School: University of Michigan

Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals

Fellowship: El Paso Children's Hospital


Dr. Santee has a passion for caring for children with cleft lip and palate and craniofacial differences, including craniosynostosis. He offers treatments covering the full scope of cleft surgery, craniomaxillofacial surgery, and oral surgery. He completed a fellowship specifically focused on cleft and craniofacial surgery at El Paso Children’s Hospital. Dr. Santee is very excited to be part of the community at CHKD and offer his unique skill set to help care for the children in Hampton Roads and the surrounding area.

When he’s not at the hospital, Dr. Santee is probably doing something outside with his rescue dog, a blue heeler mix. He enjoys hiking, camping, cycling, and photography. Now that he’s living on the coast for the first time in his life he’s excited to find new and fun activities out on the water.

Clinical Interests
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Craniosynostosis (open and endoscopic)
  • Orthognathic Jaw Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Facial Trauma
Honors and Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
Professional Memberships
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Dental Association
  • American Medical Association
Community Involvement
  • Free to Smile Foundation
  • Tess Unlimited
A Note from Dr. Santee

"CHKD is a top-notch children’s hospital and has an excellent reputation! I work for CHKD because it has an amazing team of providers that dedicate their lives to providing the best possible care for the children in the local and surrounding communities."