Carah B. Santos, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient 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 5280 Top Doctors 2021 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars 137 Patient Ratings 31 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Allergy & Clinical Immunology (Adult) Allergy & Clinical Immunology (Pediatric) Allergy Treatment Programs (Pediatric) Asthma Treatment Programs (Pediatric) Department of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Adult) Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology Food Allergy Program (Pediatric) National Jewish Health for Kids / Pediatric Programs Outpatient Clinic (Pediatric) Specialties & Conditions Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Allergic Rhinitis (Pediatric) Allergy Allergy (Pediatric) Anaphylaxis Angioedema Asthma Asthma (Pediatric) Chronic Cough Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) (Pediatric) Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Overview Eosinophilic Esophagitis Food Allergies Food Allergy (Pediatric) Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Hives (Urticaria) Immune Deficiency Disorders Insect Sting Allergy (Ant, Wasp and Bee Stings) Latex Allergy Medication/Drug Allergy 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. See More View Publications News & Videos Dr. Carah Santos Joins National Jewish Health for Kids Finding Relief from Fall Allergies Education Education 2009 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD 2005 Columbia University, BS Chemical Engineering Residency 2012 Stanford University - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Pediatrics Residency Fellowship 2014 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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Provider showed concern 4.8 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.7 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.7 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.7 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 Patient– June, 2021 Carah Santos was great! She listened to my concerns and explained everything clearly National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr. Santos did such a great job all around. She made my son feel comfortable and made me gain confidence in a plan that works for our son. She was very professional and explained everything to us in detail and helped us understand the path moving forward. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Excellent National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Super happy all providers make a point to know my child's preferred name. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr Santos was *amazing*. I have been searching for an allergist who will listen and work WITH me for over a decade and not only did I feel heard but I am confident in Dr. Santos' knowledge and ability to choose a solid treatment plan as we continue working together. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 great different start to finish. . . I was unable to stay at the appointment and the provider was able to give me a call to follow up on what was discussed with my husband and children. The level of bedside manner was astounding. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Santos is an excellent doctor in every sense. She listens and is open to other treatments. And she spends the time explaining what she and her practice knows/studies, and stays on top of the latest information. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 The provider was very informative and willing to listen. I felt that my son and I had a major relief and peace of mind when leaving with the care plan that the provider and us had decided on. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Dr Santos is friendly, compassionate and realistic with care plans for a teenager. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Appreciated Dr. Santos empathy and compassion. My beloved [relative] died the day before and she expressed genuine sympathy and caring. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 she is a very good provider she explains every thing on on our level as a patient and takes realy great care of us show more National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 Dr Santos is great. She spends lots of time and listens to all of our issues/concerns National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Not only was Dr. Santos welcoming, professional, and educational, she was friendly and provided me with much hope that my condition was treatable. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 Excellent communication. professional yet compassionate. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 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 Patient– November, 2020 Both Dr. Santos and her assistant were excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 *Dr. Santos is great. She is very patient. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 *Dr. Santos is wonderful! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 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 Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Santos and her PA (I wish I remembered her name) were wonderful! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 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 Patient– July, 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 Patient– July, 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. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Dr. Santos provided excellent care. She also provided a solution for a problem we had been enduring around running out of needed [treatment]. This was a such a relief! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 5. 100%. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Dr. Santos is wonderful! very personable, caring, and great with kids. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Dr. Santos was wonderful- caring, a good listener, smart, a great explainer, and kind. I was impressed. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr Santos and team is a great team, answered all my questions and concerns with my [condition]. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 She is amazing she listens she's caring she's understanding and she goes above and beyond! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 the most helpful appointment I've had to date regarding my sons [condition]. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Exceeded our expectations for sure from all of those who assisted us on this visit.