Carah B. Santos
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
Carah B. Santos, MD, is a pediatric allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Santos is in the Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

Special Interests

I treat children with all allergic conditions and have particular interest in food allergy and asthma. I chose to specialize in Allergy & Immunology because many of the conditions I treat are very common and their management emphasizes improving quality of life. I strive to work jointly with patients, their families, caregivers and the community to provide the education and treatment plan that best suits each individual patient. I carry a philosophy of involving my patients and their families in each step of the decision making process and ensuring that they have a solid understanding of their medical conditions.

Education

Education
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD
Columbia University, BS Chemical Engineering
Residency
Stanford University - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Pediatrics Residency
Fellowship
University of Colorado/National Jewish Health, Allergy & Immunology Fellowship

Awards & Recognition

2011: Stanford University Pediatric Resident Research Award

Board Certification

2014: American Board of Allergy & Immunology
2012: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Academy of Pediatrics

Publications

Zerbe CS, Marciano BE, Katial RK, Santos CB, et al. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in primary immune deficiencies: STAT1 gain of function and review of the literature. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Apr 15;62(8):986-94.

Santos CB, Fleischer DM, Wood RA. Tests for immunological reactions to foods. In: Detrick B, Schmitz JL, Hamilton RG, eds. Manual of Molecular and Clinical Laboratory Immunology. 8th ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press; 2016:815-24.

Santos CB, Davidson J, Covar R, Brown E, Spahn JD. The chitinase-like protein YKL-40 is not a useful biomarker for severe asthma in children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Sep;113(3):263-6.

Swamy RS, Reshamwala N, Hunter T, Vissamsetti S, Santos CB, Baroody FM, Hwang PH, Hoyte EG, Garcia MA, Nadeau KC. Epigenetic modifications and improved regulatory T-cell function in subjects undergoing dual sublingual immunotherapy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jul;130(1):215-24.

Santos CB, Hanks C, McCann J, Lehman EB, Pratt E, Craig TJ. The role of montelukast on perennial allergic rhinitis and associated sleep disturbances and daytime somnolence. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008 March/April;29(2):140-145.
 

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

  • National Jewish Health Highlands Ranch
    8671 S Quebec St, Suite 120 Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

Care Provider concern for questions/worries
4.9

Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider
4.9

Care Provider spoke using clear language
4.9

Care Provider explanations of prob/condition
4.9

Time Care Provider spent with patient
4.7

Care Provider efforts to include in decisions
4.9

Patients' confidence in Care Provider
4.9

Likelihood of recommending Care Provider
4.8
 

Comments

Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2018
I am sure that this tx plan is a good one and I am sure that Dr. Santos is a great doctor; I just felt that 1. she seemed that my taking time to talk or explain, was taking too long maybe? I got the feeling even thought we'd waited and the time we'd paid for, put her at unease for her own schedule. 2. My worries of [condition] , was a bit disregarded bc she had confidence in this new tx plan and inhaler. [PHI}. 3. As first stated, we will continue to see her if this is the only doc, and I'm sure she is a great doctor, but a little patience with a patient needing to share concern goes a long way.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
*Dr. Santos is great at talking w/the kids in terms they can understand and making sure they know what we're doing and why.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
she was too serious

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
We saw [provider] first, who was great. Dr. Santos came in afterwards and was also very helpful. We only had one interaction with Dr. Santos, but I understand that she has been involved in the diagnosis and treatment plan.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2017
Our provider was amazing we have never felt more confident in our son's health care!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2017
*Dr. Santos maintained professionalism & focus despite two, loud patients she did a wonderful job!