Jonathan Santoro, MD


Undergraduate: Tulane University (2004-2007)

Graduate: Tulane University (2007-2008)

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine (2009-2013)

Pediatric Residency: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (2013-2015)

Research Interests:

  • Neuro-immunology
  • Stroke and Neurocritical Care
  • Neurology Advocacy


Santoro JD, Forkert ND, Yang QZ, Pavitt S, MacEachern SJ, Mosely M, Yeom KW. Brain diffusion abnormalities in children with tension and migraine type headaches. Am J Neuroradiology. Accepted Dec 2017, in press.

Knowles JK, Santoro JD, Porter BE, Baumer FM,. Refractory focal epilepsy in a pediatric patient with primary familial brain calcification. Seizure. 2018 Feb 6;56: 50-52

Santoro JD. The first time. Palliative & Supportive Care, 2018 Jan: 1 Epub ahead of print

Santoro JD, Lazzareschi DV, Campen CJ, Van Haren K. Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis in the pediatric population: neurodiagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Journal of Neurology, 2018 Jan; 265(1):141-150

Santoro JD, Yedla M, Lazzareschi DV, Whitgob EE. Disability education in American medical education: past, programs, and future directions. Health Education Journal. 2017, Oct: 76(6):753-759

Santoro, JD. Neurology E-Pearl: Moebius Syndrome. American Academy of Neurology Resident and Fellows Section Online. 2017, May 22.

Santoro JD, Fisher PG. Child Neurology Residency: Finding the Right Fit. Pediatric Neurology. 2017 Feb; 67:3-6.

Yedla M, Lazzareschi DV, Santoro JD. Edwin Bickerstaff (1920-2008). Journal of Neurology. 2017 Mar; 264(3):619-620.

Santoro, JD, Myers L, Kanter J. Assessing the efficacy of a single center's pneumococcal vaccination in sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. 2016, Apr; 38(3):e102-6

Santoro, JD. Neurology E-Pearl: Alice in wonderland syndrome. American Academy of Neurology Resident and Fellows Section Online. 2016, Jan 26.

Santoro JD, Nespor C, Poole RL, Kerner JA. Iodine supplementation for pediatric patients receiving long-term parenteral nutrition. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2016 Apr; 31(2):245-9 27.

Santoro JD. Neurology E-Pearl: The Cotard Delusion. American Academy of Neurology Resident and Fellows Section Online. 2015, Oct 22.

Santoro JD, Chao S, Hseih M, Lee HC. Multi-modality renal failure in a patient with OEIS complex. American Journal of Perinatology Reports. 2015 Oct; 5(2):e161-4.

Santoro JD. A Poem for Blue. Palliative & Supportive Care, 2015 14(01), 85-85.

Schoen L, Santoro JD, Milla C, Bhargava S. Pulmonary nocardiosis in an immunocompetent patient with cystic fibrosis. Case Reports in Pulmonology. 2015: 984171

Santoro JD. Visual Diagnosis: Newborn with abdominal distention. NeoReviews, 2014;15;e570

Santoro, JD, Kanter J. Immediate induction and consolidation therapy may improve outcomes for patients with anaplastic astrocytoma: a Case Series. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine 2.2 2014: 37-40.

Santoro JD, Case AE, El-Dahr J, Kanter J. Invasive steptococcus pneumoniae in an afebrile teenager with sickle cell disease: a case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatrics. 2013 Dec; 52(12):1173-5.

Santoro JD, Carroll D, Steele RW. Urinary tract infection in neonates and infants less than sixty days of age: discrepancy in guidelines. Journal of Clinical Pediatrics. 2013 Feb; 52(2):111-4.

Santoro JD, Black JM, Hamm LL. Rhabdomyolysis in the presence of multiple risk factors and dextroamphetamine use: a case report. American Journal of Medical Sciences. 2013 Jun; 345(6):494-6. 


Enhanced Leadership Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
2016-2017          Consult Fellow of The Year, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University
2017 Clinical Teaching Honors Scholar Certificate, Stanford University School of Medicine
2017 Caroline Duncan Award, Southern Pediatric Neurology Society, March 2017
2016 Palatucci Leadership Advocacy Forum Graduate, American Academy of Neurology
2015-2016 Stanford University School of Medicine Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award
2015    Stanford University School of Medicine Recognition for Teaching Excellence
2014-2015    Stanford University School of Medicine Pediatrics Clerkship Teaching Honor Roll
2015 Outstanding Research Abstract at Stanford University Pediatrics Research Retreat
2015 Medelita/DuPont Resident Physician H.E.R.O. award and honorarium recipient
2013- 2014    Stanford University School of Medicine Pediatrics Clerkship Teaching Honor Roll
2014 - pres Stanford University Society of Physician Scholars
2013 Starfish Award, LPCH Oncology-Stem Cell Transplant Nursing Palliative Care Committee
2013 Tulane University Unified Commencement Student Keynote Speaker (student body elect)
2013 John E. Lewy “Pro Parvulis” Advocacy Award in Pediatrics
2011- 2012 Joseph C. Pisano Medical Scholarship (2 consecutive academic years)
2010 Ochsner Research Externship Research Award
2010   Anna C. Epps - Morris Spirtes Academic Medical Scholarship
2009 Aron Scholars Fund Academic Medical Scholarship
2008 Peer Health Advocate Achievement Award
2007 Cum Laude Honors, Tulane University School of Science and Engineering