Danielle Yanez Faculty Profile

Danielle Yanez, BA, RDCS, (AE) (PE) (FE)


Danielle Yáñez is the Concentration Coordinator for the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. She began her professional career in 2012 as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, leading her to become the Pediatric Clinical Instructor within the year. In 2016, she became a Contracted Instructor, soon thereafter becoming a faculty member and the Clinical Coordinator for the RDCS Program. She currently works in a dual capacity for Loma Linda University as well as for the Children’s Hospital.

Danielle began as a student in the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program, graduating with Dean’s List Honors in 2011. She passed her Adult and Pediatric Echocardiography Board examinations leading to her acceptance into the Pediatrics Echo Department in 2012. She soon finalized her cardiac specialty examinations in passing the Fetal Echocardiography boards.

Danielle considers herself immensely lucky and humbled to be able to work in a field she loves. She cherishes performing heart ultrasounds on children and especially on pregnant women’s fetus’ hearts, sometimes leading to life-saving procedures. She works in teaching and guiding the cardiac ultrasound students, overseeing their success throughout the entirety of their program. She also works in Cardiac Research with the cardiac surgeons for the University and Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about being able to heal tiny, broken hearts on a daily basis.


  • BA in Religious Studies/Pre-Med, La Sierra University (2010)
  • Certificate in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, Loma Linda University (2011)


Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
  • Adult Echocardiography
  • Pediatric Echocardiography
  • Fetal Echocardiography


Hasaniya, Nahidh1; Bailey, Leonard L1; Howe, Ryan2; Yanez, Danielle3; Austin, Edward3; Kearns-Jonker, Mary2 Neonatal Cardiovascular Progenitor Cell Clones Expressing Islet-1 Stimulate Cardiovascular Regeneration in Vivo, Transplantation: July 2018 - Volume 102 - Issue - p S302 doi: 10.1097/01.tp.0000543015.68916.0d