Steven Santiago, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Steven Santiago received his BS at City College of New York and his MD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook Medical School. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr Santiago became Board Certified in Family Practice in 1994 and was appointed as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1998.
Dr. Santiago has been the Chief Medical Officer at Care Resource, South Florida’s largest non-profit AIDS service organization, since 2014; he was the Medical Director from 2003 until 2014. In 2009 Care Resource became a Federally Qualified Health Center with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade and Miami-Beach, offering general primary care services to the whole South Florida community. In 2013 the health center became Joint Commission and PCMH accredited.
Care Resource uses a unique “total care” approach, including working with affected communities to create and/or implement prevention strategies, community outreach and education initiatives, testing, medical care, and research protocols, as well as individual and family counseling and support services (including a food bank). This wide array of programs collectively strives to respond to every area of need of the HIV at-risk and infected communities. In addition, until the research program’s closure in 2012, he directed the research program at Care Resource and he functioned as principal investigator for numerous pharmaceutical and government sponsored HIV-related clinical trials.
Dr Santiago has been an active member of the HIV education community, speaking frequently on numerous topics to patient groups and also to physicians and allied health professionals.