Patcho Santiago, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
F. Edward H├ębert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Patcho Santiago, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Santiago graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College under the Navy’s Health Professions Scholarship Program and completed his psychiatry residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. His first assignment was at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California, where he served as a staff psychiatrist. From there, he deployed to the Expeditionary Medical Facility at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then completed a Disaster and Preventive Psychiatry Fellowship at USUHS, earning his Masters in Public Health and ultimately joining the faculty at the university, having research interests in psychiatric epidemiology and mental health promotion. From the university, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom as the Officer-in-Charge of the Navy Mobile Care Team, based out of Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Dr. Santiago is the USUHS program manager for the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS) as well as the associate program director for the Disaster and Preventive Psychiatry Fellowship.