Alexia B. Santos, MD


School Education Degree Year
Medical University of South Carolina fellowship Pediatric Cardiac Imaging 2007
Columbus Children's Hospital - Heart Center fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2006
UIC School of Public Health other Master of Public Health 2002
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center residency Pediatrics 2002
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center internship Pediatrics 2000
Universidad Francisco Marroquin-Guatemala medical school Doctor of Medicine 1998

Personal Statement

Dr. Santos is involved in the use of cardiovascular noninvasive imaging modalities such as echocardiography, with the purpose of making an accurate cardiac diagnosis and to develop and assess new therapies. Her research interests include fetal echocardiography, 3 dimensional echocardiography, and the evaluation of ventricular function. Additionally, Dr. Santos is an active participant in Heart Care International, a non-profit organization that provides open-heart surgery for poor children and young adults in developing countries.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American College of Cardiology Member
American Heart Association Member
American Society of Echocardiography Member
Heart Care International Member

Selected Publications

Morris S, Choi G, Santos A, Lantin-Hermoso R, Xie M, Wu J, Doucet J, Ge S. Comparison of 2D Qualitative and 3D Quantitative Echocardiographic Methods in Evaluation of Cardiac Function in Children with Single Ventricle Defects. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 22(5):607, 2009.