Assistant Professor/Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
As a pediatrician-trained clinical geneticist, Dr. Santoro has devoted her career to the health of individuals with genetic syndromes. Down syndrome is her primary genetic syndrome of focus and area of clinical expertise to which she is passionately dedicated. She was the co-director of the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at the Ohio State University previously and currently is the Director of Quality Improvement Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Program. Within the field of Down syndrome, Dr. Santoro has specialized in quality improvement approaches and increasing adherence to guidelines for medical care. She is a K23 awardee and is funded to develop a novel instrument to measure health in Down syndrome. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Santoro is currently an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Santoro serves on the Health Advisory Board of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, the Board of Directors of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG-USA), and the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Genetics.