Jonathan Santiago, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

MD, Yale University School of Medicine
MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health
BA, University of Texas at Austin

Jon Santiago, MD is an ER doctor at Boston Medical Center and a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and has been deployed overseas. Previously, Jon volunteered for the Peace Corps, organizing sugarcane workers and communities in the Dominican Republic; won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Paris; and ultimately spent almost five years abroad working across Europe, Latin America, and Africa.

Currently, beyond his work as an ER physician, Jon has fought to address health disparities and combat the opioid epidemic as a state representative in the Massachusetts Legislature. Jon secured millions of dollars for his neighborhood to address the opioid crisis, helped to preserve and expand affordable housing, and worked to pass a once-in-a-generation education reform bill. Jon also successfully lobbied the MBTA to preserve the #43 MBTA bus, protecting vital public transportation serving seniors and vulnerable communities. Jon is proud to have been a leader in one of the most productive and progressive legislative sessions in recent memory.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jon has been one of the city’s leading voices informing and educating the public. In addition to doubling his hours in the emergency room, Jon served as a member of the House of Representative COVID-19 Working Group to advise policy making and ensure state government accountability. Jon is actively working with community leaders across the city and has filed legislation to ensure equitable distribution of vaccinations to working families and communities of color throughout the city.

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Santiago J, Mansbach JM, Chou SC, Delgado C, Piedra PA, Sullivan AF, Espinola JA, Camargo CA. Racial/ethnic differences in the presentation and management of severe bronchiolitis. J Hosp Med. 2014 Sep; 9(9):565-72. PMID: 24913444; DOI: 10.1002/jhm.2223;

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The dangerous myths of emergency department overcrowding

Boston Globe 11/10/2022

Boston doctors worry long ER wait times will only get worse this winter

WGBH 11/8/2022

One migrant who arrived at Martha’s Vineyard details journey as local officials plan next steps

MassLive 9/16/2022

Should Massachusetts enact a junk food tax?

The Boston Globe 8/25/2022

From Lockhart cross-country to politics and Boston ER job, Jon Santiago has had a good run

Austin American-Statesman 6/6/2022

‘We have a chance to move the needle’: Local physicians react to Texas school shooting 5/25/2022

Groundbreakings and potholes, Charlie Baker’s public schedule looks like 2019. Behind the scenes, COVID looms

The Boston Globe 4/10/2022

Massachusetts sees a decrease in COVID-19 cases

WWLP 1/24/2022

News not as bleak as it appears on COVID front

CommonWealth Magazine 1/11/2022

Changes to Mass. COVID-19 Hospitalization Reporting Taking Effect

NBC 10 Boston 1/10/2022

Reporting change coming on COVID-19 hospitalizations

Boston 25 News 1/6/2022

Reporting change coming on COVID-19 hospitalizations

WWLP 1/6/2022

Emergency Order Issued on Hospital Staffing, Space Amid COVID-19 Surge in Mass.

NBC 10 Boston 12/11/2021

Emergency Order Issued on Hospital Staffing, Space Amid COVID-19 Surge in Mass

NBC 10 Boston 12/11/2021

Why vaccine equity still matters

The Boston Globe 5/15/2021

Doctors are bringing COVID-19 vaccines to the doorstep of the needy

The Boston Globe 3/19/2021

New COVID Variant To Become 'Dominant' Strain In Massachusetts, Says Rep. Jon Santiago

GBH 1/19/2021

Reporting change coming on COVID-19 hospitalizations

Boston Herald 1/9/2021

House Speaker Ron Mariano urges public to get COVID vaccine after visiting Boston Medical Center

MassLive 1/7/2021

Op-ed: Mass. Latinos grow in visibility, influence as part of the new majority

Boston Business Journal 1/4/2021

Here’s what one ER doctor says is a ‘big difference’ between the first and second COVID-19 surges in Mass. 1/4/2021

‘Surge On A Surge’: Mass. Rep. Dr. Jon Santiago Says COVID Hospitalizations Will Rise In January

CBS4 Boston 1/2/2021

Are members of Congress ‘jumping’ the line before health care workers?

Boston 25 News 12/21/2020

Protect essential workers by protecting MBTA service

The Boston Globe 12/14/2020

Crowds Protesting Coronavirus Shutdown Frustrate Front Line Workers

CBS Boston 5/5/2020

Massachusetts Partisan Fight: Republicans Block Coronavirus Emergency Rules Order, House Members Could be Called to Boston to Vote

MassLive 5/4/2020

‘You Can’t Tell a Homeless Person to Self-Isolate’: Shelters Make Changes to Help the Homeless

Boston 25 News 5/4/2020

COVID-19 Q&A with ED Doctor and State Rep. Jon Santiago, MD, MPH

Doximity 5/4/2020

Reps Ready to Vote In-Person, Medicos Say

Gloucester Daily Times 5/4/2020

Campaigning In A Pandemic: Where Markey And Kennedy Differ — And Where They Don't

WGBH 5/4/2020

Thanks Are Due to Heroes Helping Communities Weather COVID-19 Storm

Sentinel & Enterprise 5/1/2020

Thanks Are Due to Heroes Helping Communities Weather COVID-19 Storm

The Boston Herald 4/29/2020

Why The Massachusetts Ban On Non-Essential Business Activity May Be Extended

NEPR 4/27/2020

Coronavirus Updates: 152 New Deaths from COVID-19 Reported; Schools Will Remain Closed Through End of School Year

Boston 25 4/26/2020

Santiago: Backside Of Virus Within Sight

WGBH 4/26/2020

Experts: Crisis Care Standards Unlikely to be Needed

The Eagle Tribune: 4/26/2020

For Massachusetts, “Backside of Virus Within Sight”

Fall River Reporter: 4/26/2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Having Greater Impact on Minority Communities, Says State Rep, ER Doctor

WCVB 4/26/2020

Coronavirus Updates: 174 New COVID-19 Deaths, 2,379 More Positive Cases Announced in Mass.

Boston 25 4/24/2020

‘This Disease is Just Crushing Communities of Color’: Emergency Room Doctors on How COVID-19 is Laying Bare Inequities in Health Care 4/24/2020

Experts Optimistic Crisis Care Standards Won’t Be Activated

WWLP 4/24/2020

Coronavirus Updates: 80K New Unemployment Claims in Mass.; Total Deaths Climb to 2,182

Boston 25 4/22/2020

Boston Doctor Explains What it's Like Inside Boston Hope Hospital

WCVB 4/21/2020

State Revises Guidelines For Who Gets Ventilators in Crisis, Following Complaints About Equity

The Boston Globe 4/20/2020

Nightly: Coronavirus Special Edition

POLITICO 4/20/2020

Coronavirus Updates

Newburyport News 4/19/2020

Boston ER Doctor Reports an Alarming Trend of COVID-19 Patients Returning to Hospital ‘Sicker’ and in Need of a Ventilator

Business Insider 4/18/2020

WHO Warns that Coronavirus Antibodies Can't Guarantee Long-Term Immunity

Business Insider 4/18/2020

The Vote Must Go On

CommonWealth Magazine 4/17/2020

Rep. Jon Santiago Says Data Shows Coronavirus Is Hitting Black And Latino Communities Harder

WGBH 4/16/2020

Doctor in Eye of COVID-19 Storm Says Virus, Treatments Evolving

WCVB 4/14/2020

‘The Surge Has Officially Started’: Boston Medical Center ER Doctor Shares Update from COVID-19 Front Lines 4/13/2020

State House: Surge in COVID-19 Cases Expected This Week

WWLP 4/12/2020

Boston Medical Center Emergency Room Doctor Gears Up For Coronavirus Surge

WCVB 4/11/2020

Bold Action Needed to Battle Coronavirus in Communities of Color

The Boston Globe 4/10/2020

Mass. Lawmakers Say the State’s Ventilator, Bed Rationing Guidelines Prioritize Whites Over Patients of Color

The Boston Globe 4/10/2020

Brockton, a Coronavirus Hot Spot, Searches for Reasons Behind Surge in Cases

The Enterprise 4/10/2020

Bay State Coronavirus Tracker - Friday Noon Update

Gloucester Daily Times 4/10/2020

Boston Braces For 'The Surge'

WGBH 4/8/2020

A Doctor's Observations From The Frontlines Of The Coronavirus

WGBH 4/7/2020

Number Of Boston Area Hospital Workers With Coronavirus Has More Than Doubled In A Week

CBS Boston: 4/7/2020

Massachusetts Coronavirus Numbers: 231 Deaths and 12,500 Cases

The Boston Herald 4/5/2020

Walsh Urges Face Coverings, Curfew

Commonwealth Magazine 4/5/2020

Patients Starting to Come Into the ER Sicker, Some After They Were Earlier Discharged in Seemingly Stable Condition, Doctor Says

Universal Hub 4/5/2020

Nurses At Coronavirus-Only Hospital Plead For Better Protection

CBS Boston 4/3/2020

State Rep. Jon Santiago is an ER Doctor at BMC. Here’s What He Wants You to Know About the Response to COVID-19 3/19/2020

Experts: Homeless Population Vulnerable to Coronavirus

Boston 25 News 3/18/2020

Massachusetts Struggles To Meet Coronavirus Testing Needs, Results Taking Up To A Week

CBS Boston 3/18/2020

Due to Coronavirus Unknowns, Strong Local Leadership Critical

Mass Live 3/18/2020

Rep. Jon Santiago Shares The Latest On-The-Ground View Of The Battle Against COVID-19 In Boston’s Hospitals

WGBH 3/18/2020

Greater Boston Full Show: 03/18/20

WGBH 3/18/2020

Massachusetts Legislature Sets Up Coronavirus Working Groups

WWLP 3/16/2020

How Will Massachusetts Serve the Underserved During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The Boston Globe 3/15/2020

Baker Denies Rumors of Mandatory Quarantine (State House News Coronavirus Tracker Update)

Wicked Local 3/15/2020

Trending in Boston: ‘Cancelled’ Major Hospitals Preparing For Potential Surge of Patients

Jamaica Plain Gazette 3/12/2020

Vulnerable Populations Need to be Considered as Outbreak Spreads

Jamaica Plain Gazette 3/12/2020

Coronavirus Officially Declared A Pandemic

WGBH 3/11/2020

Talk Shifts to 'Global Synchronized Slowdown,' Mass. Pension Chief Says

Boston Business Journal 2/26/2020

2015 Yale School of Medicine Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed Award
2014 Yale School of Medicine Farr Scholar for Excellence in Research
2012 Franklin H. Williams National Peace Corps Award for Community Service
2012 Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Fellowship
2011-2015 Yale University School of Medicine Merit Scholarship
2009-2010 United States Fulbright Fellowship
2009 Albert Schweitzer Public Health Fellowship
2008-2009 University of Washington French Foreign Language Fellowship
2008 National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Recipient
2007 University of Washington Travel Grant
2005-2006 University of Washington Tuition Fellowship
2004 University of Texas at Austin W.P. Robertson Scholarship
2003 University of Washington International Research Fellowship
1999 Freedom Foundations at Valley Forge Medal of Honor
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