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Richard Santen, MD

Richard J. Santen, MD

Practice Area: Diabetes & Metabolism, Cancer Department: Medicine Division: Endocrinology and Metabolism Title: Professor of Internal Medicine AMBS Certification: Internal Medicine, 1970; Endocrinology, 1976 Other Appointment: Associate Director, Clinical Research

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic
Fontaine Research Park Second Floor, Suite 2100 415 Ray C. Hunt Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 434.924.1825 | Fax: 434.924.9616

Biography

Dr. Richard Santen is a professor of medicine at the University of Virginia. His research interests have focused on the development of aromatase inhibitors for treatment of breast cancer, mechanisms relating estrogens to breast cancer and the biology and natural history of endocrine-dependent breast cancer. He has published over 400 manuscripts and chapters, predominantly related to the role of estrogen in breast cancer development and treatment. For his work in the development of aromatase inhibitors, he received the Susan Komen Foundation Brinker International Award for breast cancer clinical research in 1993. Other awards include the Clinical Chemistry Distinguished Science Award, the Robert H. Williams Distinguished Leadership Award of the Endocrine Society, and the William L. McGuire Memorial Lectureship Award for breast cancer. He is the president-elect of the Endocrine Society for 2013 and president for 2014.

Awards

  • 2015 Best Doctors in America® List 
  • 1993 Susan Komen Foundation Brinker International Award, for breast cancer clinical research
  • Clinical Chemistry Distinguished Science Award
  • Robert H. Williams Distinguished Leadership Award of the Endocrine Society
  • William L. McGuire Memorial Lectureship Award, for breast cancer