Laisa Margarita Santiago, M.D.

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Languages: English, Spanish


Pediatric Rheumatology


Pediatric Physician Services - Rheumatology

601 5th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-767-7438 | Fax: 727-767-8270
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Dr. Santiago is the vice chief of pediatric rheumatology in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Medicine. She joined the hospital staff in 2013.

Dr. Santiago earned her doctor of medicine, cum laude, at the Universidad Central Del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. She completed her pediatric residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami and her pediatric rheumatology fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

She is the rheumatology rotation director for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s residency program and oversees the educational programs of the rheumatology division. She also serves as medical co-director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s infusion center and in the advisory board of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Women in Medicine and Science Committee.

Her areas of clinical expertise include systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, juvenile dermatomyositis, scleroderma, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, periodic fever syndromes, and other systemic inflammatory diseases.

Dr. Santiago is a bilingual qualified staff speaker in Spanish. more



  • MD; Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine (2007)


  • Pediatric Rheumatology; Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago-Northwestern University (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Rheumatology) (2015)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (2010)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Medicare
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • Humana Commercial
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • United Community Plan (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • United (Commercial)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
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