Mariarita Santi, MD, PhD

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Modena University Medical School, Modena, Italy


    Anatomic Pathology - George Washington University, Washington, DC


    Neuropathology - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Board Certification

    Anatomic Pathology

    Graduate Degree

    PhD in Pharmacology - Modena University, Modena, Italy

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician, Division of Neuropathology

    Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    Talaat K, Rothman J, Cohen J, Santi M, Rorke-Adams L, Choi J, Guzman M, Zimmerman R, Nallasamy S, Brucker, Klion A Nichols KE. Fatal lymphocytic vasculitis involving the central nervous system in X-linked lymphoproliferative disease patients without evidence of Epstein-Barr virus infection. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2009 Dec;53(6):1120-3.



    Thorarinsdottir HK, Santi M, McCarter R, Rushing EJ, Cornelison R, Jales A,MacDonald TJ. PDGFR and PTEN association with childhood glioma. Protein expression of platelet-derived growth factor receptor correlates with malignant histology and PTEN with survival in childhood gliomas. Clin Cancer Res. 2008;14:3386-3394 PMID: 18519768.

    Scheithauer BW, Santi M, Richter ER, Belman B and Rushing EJ. Diffuse ganglioneuromatosis and plexiform neurofibroma of the urinary bladder: Report of a pediatric example and literature review. Human Pathology 2008, 39 PMID: 18656232.


    Santi M, Kadom N, Vezina G, Rushing EJ. Undiagnosed medulloblastoma presenting as fatal hemorrhage in a 14-year-old boy: case report and review of the literature. Child Nerv Syst. 2007 23:799-805.


    Santi M, Quezado M, Ronchetti R, Rushing EJ. Analysis of Chromosome 7 in Adult and Pediatric Ependymomas using Chromogenic In Situ Hybridization. J Neur Oncol. 2005;72:25-28.

    Rushing EJ, Olsen C, Mena H, Rueda ME, Lee YS, Keating RF, Packer RJ, Santi M. Central Nervous System Meningiomas in the first two decades of life: Clinicopathologic analysis of 87 cases. Journal of Neurosurgery .2005;103:489-495.