Native of New York; Relocated to Louisiana 1986



BS   xavier Univerity of Louisiana (Chemistry)

MD  Tulane University School of Medicine

PhD  Tulane University School of Medicine (Pharmacology)

Internships and Residency:  Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana

Internal Medicine

Fellowship:  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

                             Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

BOARD CERTIFIED:  Internal Medicine 2004, Pulmonary Medicine, 2006


                American College of Physicians - Member

                American College of Chest Physicians - Fellow

PUBLICATIONS:   Dr. Santiago has published extensively throughout his academic tenure (1993-1997)


Dr. Santiago joined Acadiana Medicine Clinic in 2003, immediately after completing his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In addition to providing interventional and preventive care to patients, he has managed and co-ordinated clinic research trials (Phases II through IV) for medications treating COPD, asthma and other pulmonary- related medicines.  In 2011 he co-founded Community Medical Research where he currently serves as CEO.

Dr. Santiago's interests include music, woodworking, and reading.  He and his wife, Kerry, stay busy keeping up with their four children.