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

Special Interests

I treat children and adults 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

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

Provider showed concern
4.8

Friendliness
4.9

Spoke using clear language
4.9

Provider explained things clearly
4.8

Amount of time spent with you
4.8

Provider included you in decisions
4.8

Confidence in your doctor
4.8

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.8
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Excellent communication. professional yet compassionate.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Dr. Santos was wonderful!! This is the first time in a long while that I haven't felt rushed through a drs. appt. She even took longer than my alotted appt. time!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Both Dr. Santos and her assistant were excellent.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
*Dr. Santos is great. She is very patient.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
*Dr. Santos is wonderful!

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
Dr. Santos spent an amazing amount of time going over the possible causes of my issue. She wasn't rushed, very thorough and completely focused on me as a patient. I wish all doctors were this wonderful!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2020
Dr. Santos and her PA (I wish I remembered her name) were wonderful!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2020
Having previously been a patient of [another provider](whom we adored), Dr. Santos has been amazing as well, showing genuine concern, taking the time to talk through ideas and answers questions and not feeling 'rushed' during the appointment.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2020
I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Santos. She took time out of her busy day to explain everything in detail with me. A few of my [PHI] were not covered by insurance and she made sure to call me a few times to make sure that I get the right [treatment] that is covered.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2020
My son has been seeing Dr. Santos for years now - she is a great provider, seeks to understand where we're coming from, clearly explains the pros and cons of any treatment options and really seems to care about him. She was accessible by phone for a check-in when we were scheduled for a regular check-up during the stay at home order. Would 100% recommend her.

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