About Dr. Santos
Dr. Santos completed his medical degree at the University of California at Irvine, College of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Kern Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Santos received additional fellowship training in Advanced Laparoscopic, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Following his training, Dr. Santos was in practice as a general surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Group as a high volume clinical surgeon. A desire to pursue a career in academic surgery and apply his extensive clinical experience in acute care surgery and advanced laparoscopy led him to MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he is part of the new Acute Care and Palliative Surgery service.
Dr. Santos has clinical and academic interest in improving the outcome of cancer patients with emergency general surgical issues not directly related to their oncologic disease. Other particular areas of interest include application of advanced laparoscopic techniques for hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction, anti-reflux surgery, splenectomy, enteral feeding tube access, surgical palliation, and benign gallbladder disease.
|2004||University of California at Irvine, College of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA, MD, Doctor of Medicine|
|1999||University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA, BS, Physiology|
|2011||American Board of Surgery|
Associate Surgeon, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Fontana – Ontario Medical Center, Ontario, CA, 2011 - 2014
|2015||Young Fellows Mentee, American College of Surgeons|
|2009||Jack H. Bloch, MD Surgical Resident of the Year, Kern Medical Center|
|2007||Excellence in Teaching Award, Kern Medical Center|
|2002||Co-President, College of Medicine Class of 2004, University of California at Irvine|
|1998||Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, University of California at Davis|
- Santos, David, Chiang, Yi-Ju, Badgwell, Brian. Appendicitis in Cancer Patients Is Often Observed and Can Represent Appendiceal Malignancy. American Surgeon, 2016.
- Wang ML, Lee H, Chuang H, Wagner-Bartak N, Hagemeister F, Westin J, Fayad L, Samaniego F, Turturro F, Oki Y, Chen W, Badillo M, Nomie K, Rosa MD, Zhao D, Lam L, Addison A, Zhang H, Young KH, Li S, Santos D, Medeiros LJ, Champlin R, Romaguera J, Zhang L.. Ibrutinib in combination with rituximab in relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma: a single-centre, open-label, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncology(S1470-2045(15)00438-6), 2015.
- Phillips EH, Santos DA, Towfigh S.. Working Port-Site Hernias: To Close or Not To Close? Does It Matter in the Obese?. Bariatric Times 8(6):24-30, 2011.
- Santos DA, Manunga J Jr, Hohman D, Avik E, Taylor EW. How Often Does Computed Tomography Change the Management of Acute Appendicitis?. American Surgeon 75(10):918-921, 2009.
- Santos DA, Qiao W, Badgwell BD. Non Surgical Management and Interval Cholecystectomy Is Preferred for Acute Cholecystitis in Cancer Patients. Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium, Boston, MA 2016, 2016.
- Santos DA, Qiao W, Badgwell BD. Appendicitis In Cancer Patients Is Often Observed and Can Represent Appendiceal Malignancy. Southern California Chapter American College of Surgeons Annual Academic Meeting, 2016.