Michelle M. Santiago, MD
Department or Service
- The Woodlands
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Rheumatology
Baylor College of Medicine
|University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||2005|
|Baylor College of Medicine||residency||Pediatrics||2008|
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||Pediatric Rheumatology||2011|
My passion is to take care of children and adolescents with rheumatologic/autoimmune disorders. I strive to create a strong therapeutic alliance with my patients and their family, improving their quality of life and ensuring the best outcome. Compassionate, comprehensive and excellent patient care are my goals.
I care for all rheumatologic conditions ranging from Kawasaki disease, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Lupus to the rarer diseases such as Systemic Scleroderma and Auto-inflammatory disorders. Enjoy working with multiple other subspecialties and disciplines on complex cases with unknown diagnoses.
Research interest include clinical trials of new therapeutic agents as well as outcomes research. I am very interested quality improvement and guideline implementation to provide the best evidence based care for the rare diseases seen in pediatric rheumatology. Medical and community education are also of great interest.
|Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society||Member|
|American College of Rheumatology||Member|
|Puerto Rico Rheumatology Association||Member|
Santiago MM, Minta AA, Versalovic J, Myones BL. (2008) Poor Predictive Value of Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) and Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Tests in Pediatric Emergency Room Setting. Arthritis and Rheumatism 58, S718.