Mariarita Santi, MD, PhD Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - Modena University Medical School, Modena, Italy ResidencyAnatomic Pathology - George Washington University, Washington, DC FellowshipNeuropathology - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC Board CertificationAnatomic PathologyNeuropathologyGraduate DegreePhD in Pharmacology - Modena University, Modena, Italy Titles and Academic Titles Attending Physician, Division of NeuropathologyAssociate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Clinical Neuropathology Division of Anatomic PathologyMitochondrial Medicine Publications Papers2009 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. 2008 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. 2007 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. 2005 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. Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.