Isabel Rojas Santamaria, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
  • Polyposis Syndromes
  • Inherited GI Cancer in Children

Biography

Isabel C. Rojas Santamaria, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as Associate Director for Clinical Affairs in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Director of the Polyposis Syndromes and Cancer-Related GI Disorders Program. Her clinical and research interests include polyposis syndromes and inherited GI cancer in children, as well as capsule endoscopy. She also has a special interest in liver disorders, including acute liver failure and cholestasis.

Dr. Rojas earned her medical degree at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia, in 1994. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma, and then received advanced training through a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Rojas joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012.

She is a member of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer; the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours; the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN); and the North Texas Latin American Physicians Association. Within NASPGHAN, she is a member of the polyposis syndromes special interest group.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Oklahoma State University Medical Center (2005-2008), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2009-2012), Pediatric Gi/nutrition
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Fundacion Universitaria de Boyaca Management of Health Institutions
  • Medical School - Colegio Mayor de Nuestro Senora del Rosario (1988-1994)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • North Texas Latin American Physicians Association
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2020
Books & Publications
Research
  • Polyposis Syndromes
  • Inherited GI Cancer in Children
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Acute Liver Failure

Clinical Focus

  • Polyposis Syndromes
  • Inherited GI Cancer in Children
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Liver Disorders, including Acute Liver Failure and Cholestasis

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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