Carlos A. Q. Santos, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Infectious Diseases Clinic
Dr. Santos was raised and educated in Manila, the Philippines. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of the Philippines in 2002, and completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois in 2007. He was a volunteer physician at the CORE Center for the Prevention, Care and Research of Infectious Disease from 2005 to 2007. He completed his Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine in 2009, and subsequently joined the ID division as a faculty member.
There is a paucity of data relating to the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of late-onset infectious complications among solid-organ transplant recipients, thereby making it difficult for me and other Transplant ID physicians to render evidence-based recommendations. Late-onset infections are not well-studied because of difficulties in assembling large representative study populations from multiple transplant centers, and the propensity for patients to transition care from transplant centers to non-transplant centers nearer their homes. Administrative data can be used to capture information regarding these patient populations, and I am interested in using large administrative databases to better characterize the scope and outcomes of infectious complications among solid-organ transplant recipients, as well as conduct comparative effectiveness studies of interventions for which the execution of randomized controlled trials is impractical or impossible. My long-term goal is to become an independent researcher with the ability to use large administrative data to help determine optimal strategies for preventing and treating infections among solid-organ transplant recipients in order to guide clinical practice, lower healthcare costs and improve outcomes.
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