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Faculty Physicians

Paul Santiago, MD

Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Spine Surgery - Neurosurgery
Neurological Surgery
Spinal Cord Tumors
Cervical Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

General neurosurgery, spinal disorders resulting from degenerative disease, spondylosis, spondylolithesis, tumors, cancer, inflammatory disease, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, congenital disorders, cervical spine surgery, spinal instrumentation, minimally invasive surgery, thoracoscopic surgery; disorders of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine; disorders of craniocervical junction, head injury, spinal cord injury

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  • Publication & Research
  • In the News
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

West County ENT

605 Old Ballas Road
Suite 124
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 211
Office Phone: (314) 362-3577
Fax: (314) 362-2107

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Institute and Spine Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 362-3577
Fax: (314) 362-2107

Education

Education

Fellowship: Spine in Neurological Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 2003
Chief Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 2002
Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 2000
Medical Degree: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticutt 1995
BSc with Honors: Biology, Stanford University, 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Biochemical, physical and tactical analysis of a simulated game in young soccer players.
Aquino RL, Goncalves L, Vieira LH, Oliveira LP, Alves GF, Santiago PR, Puggina EF
J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2016 Jan 14;

PMID:
    26765497
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarker of Axon Loss Reflects Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Severity.
Murphy RK, Sun P, Xu J, Wang Y, Sullivan S, Gamble P, Wagner J, Wright NN, Dorward IG, Riew D, Santiago P, Kelly MP, Trinkaus K, Ray WZ, Song SK
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec 8;

PMID:
    26650876
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Analysis of Soccer Players' Positional Variability During the 2012 UEFA European Championship: A Case Study.
Moura FA, Santana JE, Vieira NA, Santiago PR, Cunha SA
J Hum Kinet. 2015 Sep 29; 47225-36. doi: 10.1515/hukin-2015-0078.

PMID:
    26557206
    [PubMed]
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Clinician's Primer to ICD-10-CM Coding for Cleft Lip/Palate Care.
Allori AC, Cragan JD, Porta GC, Mulliken JB, Meara JG, Bruun R, Shusterman S, Cassell CH, Raynor E, Santiago P, Marcus JR
Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2015 Nov 2;

PMID:
    26523325
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Mental Health Treatment Among Soldiers With Current Mental Disorders in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members (Army STARRS).
Colpe LJ, Naifeh JA, Aliaga PA, Sampson NA, Heeringa SG, Stein MB, Ursano RJ, Fullerton CS, Nock MK, Schoenbaum ML, Zaslavsky AM, Kessler RC, Army STARRS Collaborators
Mil Med. 2015 Oct; 180(10)1041-51. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00686.

PMID:
    26444466
    [PubMed - in process]
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Lower Trapezius Flap for Reconstruction of Posterior Scalp and Neck Defects after Complex Occipital-Cervical Surgeries.
Zenga J, Sharon JD, Santiago P, Nussenbaum B, Haughey BH, Fox IK, Myckatyn TM, Diaz JA, Chicoine MR
J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2015 Sep; 76(5)397-408. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1544123.

PMID:
    26401483
    [PubMed]
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Upper extremity coordination strategies depending on task demand during a basic daily activity.
Ricci FP, Santiago PR, Zampar AC, Pinola LN, Fonseca Mde C
Gait Posture. 2015 Oct; 42(4)472-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.07.061.

PMID:
    26282047
    [PubMed - in process]
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Nonfatal Suicidal Behaviors in U.S. Army Administrative Records, 2004-2009: Results from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS).
Ursano RJ, Kessler RC, Heeringa SG, Cox KL, Naifeh JA, Fullerton CS, Sampson NA, Kao TC, Aliaga PA, Vegella P, Mash HH, Buckley C, Colpe LJ, Schoenbaum M, Stein MB, Army STARRS collaborators
Psychiatry. 2015; 78(1)1-21. doi: 10.1080/00332747.2015.1006512.

PMID:
    26168022
    [PubMed - in process]
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Suicide Attempts in the US Army During the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2004 to 2009.
Ursano RJ, Kessler RC, Stein MB, Naifeh JA, Aliaga PA, Fullerton CS, Sampson NA, Kao TC, Colpe LJ, Schoenbaum M, Cox KL, Heeringa SG, Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers Collaborators
JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Sep; 72(9)917-26. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.0987.

PMID:
    26154106
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Measurement of latent cognitive abilities involved in concept identification learning.
Thomas ML, Brown GG, Gur RC, Moore TM, Patt VM, Nock MK, Naifeh JA, Heeringa S, Ursano RJ, Stein MB, Army STARRS Collaborators
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2015; 37(6)653-69. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2015.1042358.

PMID:
    26147832
    [PubMed - in process]
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Suicide Response Guidelines for Residency Trainees: A Novel Postvention Response for the Care and Teaching of Psychiatry Residents who Encounter Suicide in Their Patients.
Cazares PT, Santiago P, Moulton D, Moran S, Tsai A
Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Aug; 39(4)393-7. doi: 10.1007/s40596-015-0352-7.

PMID:
    26063679
    [PubMed - in process]
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Concordance between 11C-PIB-PET and clinical diagnosis in a memory clinic.
Patricio CM, Gabriela C, Julieta RM, Marcos FS, Federico N, Griselda R, Claudio W, Santiago P, Leonardo T, Jorge C, Alejandra A, Janus K, Salvador G, Ramon L, Gustavo S, Silvia V, Ricardo A
Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2015 Sep; 30(6)599-606. doi: 10.1177/1533317515576387.

PMID:
    25817631
    [PubMed - in process]
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An update on civilian spinal gunshot wounds: treatment, neurological recovery, and complications.
Bumpass DB, Buchowski JM, Park A, Gray BL, Agarwal R, Baty J, Zebala LP, Riew KD, Santiago P, Ray WZ, Wright NM
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Apr 1; 40(7)450-61. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000797.

PMID:
    25811133
    [PubMed - in process]
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Process evaluation of a regional public health model to reduce chronic disease through policy and systems changes, Washington State, 2010-2014.
Walkinshaw LP, Mason C, Allen CL, Vu T, Nandi P, Santiago PM, Hannon PA
Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Mar 19; 12E37. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.140446.

PMID:
    25789498
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Simpson Grade I-III Resection of Spinal Atypical (World Health Organization Grade II) Meningiomas is Associated With Symptom Resolution and Low Recurrence.
Sun SQ, Cai C, Ravindra VM, Gamble P, Yarbrough CK, Dacey RG, Dowling JL, Zipfel GJ, Wright NM, Santiago P, Robinson CG, Schmidt MH, Kim AH, Ray WZ
Neurosurgery. 2015 Jun; 76(6)739-46. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000720.

PMID:
    25774702
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Identification of Viable Helicobacter pylori in Drinking Water Supplies by Cultural and Molecular Techniques.
Santiago P, Moreno Y, Ferrús MA
Helicobacter. 2015 Aug; 20(4)252-9. doi: 10.1111/hel.12205.

PMID:
    25655472
    [PubMed - in process]
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Lung cancer mutations and use of targeted agents in Hispanics.
Cress WD, Chiappori A, Santiago P, Muñoz-Antonia T
Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2014; 9(4)225-32.

PMID:
    25626064
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Dominant-non-dominant asymmetry of kicking a stationary and rolling ball in a futsal context.
Barbieri FA, Gobbi LT, Santiago PR, Cunha SA
J Sports Sci. 2015; 33(13)1411-9. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2014.990490.

PMID:
    25554927
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Risk factors for accident death in the U.S. Army, 2004-2009.
Lewandowski-Romps L, Peterson C, Berglund PA, Collins S, Cox K, Hauret K, Jones B, Kessler RC, Mitchell C, Park N, Schoenbaum M, Stein MB, Ursano RJ, Heeringa SG, Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) Collaborators
Am J Prev Med. 2014 Dec; 47(6)745-53. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.07.052.

PMID:
    25441238
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evolution of urinary iodine excretion over eleven years in an adult population.
Gutiérrez-Repiso C, Colomo N, Rojo-Martinez G, Valdés S, Tapia MJ, Esteva I, Ruiz de Adana MS, Rubio-Martin E, Lago-Sampedro A, Santiago P, Velasco I, Garcia-Fuentes E, Moreno JC, Soriguer F
Clin Nutr. 2015 Aug; 34(4)712-8. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2014.08.003.

PMID:
    25155806
    [PubMed - in process]
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In the News

In the News

Paul Santiago, MD

Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2014.

Company Name: Corelink

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $1,000 - $10,000

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015


Company Name: Zimmer

Royalties: $25,001 - $50,000

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $25,001 - $50,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015


Company Name: Aesculap

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $25,001 - $50,000

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015

Areas of Research Interest

Patient safety and quality improvement in patient care.