Professor and Director
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Program: Medicine, Pathology Residency
Telephone: (787) 758-2525 ext. 1390, 1331
Fax: (787) 754-0710
Dr. María I. Santé-Pérez obtained her medical degree from the Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain. She completed a combined residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Puerto Rico affiliated hospitals.
Dr. Santé is Professor of Pathology at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, where she is the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is also the Medical Director of the University Hospital Clinical Laboratory and Medical Director of the Microbiology Laboratory Section of the Puerto Rico Medical Center Clinical Laboratory.
Dr. Santé is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She is Fellow of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and Academy of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of Puerto Rico.
Her duties also include membership in the Infectious Committees of the Afiliated hospitals, coordinating and supervising the Microbiology Rotation of the Clinical Pathology Residency and the Clinical Laboratory Elective Course, as well as supervising the pathology residents in the surgical pathology and autopsy cases.
Dr. Santé has occupied leadership positions as Chair of the Department of Pathology, Director of Blood Bank and President of Transfusion Committee of the Carolina University Hospital, President of Infectious Diseases Committee of the Puerto Rico Medical Center (PRMC), and Chair of the Second Year Medicine and Promotion Committees of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
Dr. Santé has been recognized with the teacher of the year award in many occasions, installed as Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty and also received the second year medical students tribute for her outstanding work as a Teacher and President of the Second Year Medical School Committees. Her efforts have been rewarded, since they resulted in significant improvement of the USMLE Step I results of our medical students. Her interest areas include Infectious Diseases, Endocrine Pathology and Laboratory Management.