Dr. Santos is deeply interested in each patient's personal story, in addition to the medical condition he is treating. He truly connects with a patient to see beyond the medical issue at hand. He mentions, "The patient's story puts into context my ultimate goal, which is to improve his or her quality of life. My goal with every patient is to get to the root of the problem and solve it as quickly as possible. The best scenario occurs when a patient can resume his or her lifestyle with minimal treatment."
Dr. Felipe Santos is a neurotologic and skull base surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Santos received subspecialty fellowship training in neurotology and skull base surgery at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Washington where he also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center. Dr. Santos attended medical school at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and graduated cum laude from Harvard College.
Dr. Santos cares for patients with conditions of the ear and lateral skull base. His clinical expertise is in cochlear implants, otosclerosis, acoustic neuromas, skull base tumors, facial paralysis, and cholesteatoma. He has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for six specialty clinical journals. His research focuses on understanding the pathologic mechanisms of disease of the inner ear and temporal bone to better diagnose, treat, and prevent these conditions