Commander, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy
Program Director, National Capital Consortium – Psychiatry
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Medical Center
Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Patcho Santiago, MD, MPH, is a board certified psychiatrist and Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University (USUHS). Dr. Santiago graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College under the Navy’s Health Professions Scholarship Program. After completing his psychiatry residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, his first duty assignment was at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California. From there, he deployed to the Expeditionary Medical Facility at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He subsequently 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.
As billeted faculty at USUHS, Dr. Santiago served as 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. He is now stationed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he serves as the Program Director of the National Capital Consortium Psychiatry Residency.