Richard J. Santen

Richard J. Santen, MD

Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department:
Medicine
Call 434.924.2961
Primary Location:
Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic

Second Floor, Suite 2100

415 Ray C. Hunt Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Directions
Phone:
434.924.2961
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine, 1970; Endocrinology, 1976
Research Interests:

Expression of aromatase and role of estrogen in breast cancer, tissue selective estrogen complex (TSEC) therapy for menopause

Clinical Practice:
Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Fibrocystic Disease, Menopause, Breast Cancer, Diabetes and Metabolism
About
Title:
Professor of Internal Medicine
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 was the president of the Endocrine Society for 2014.

Awarded the 2018 Research Scholar Award of the Endocrine Society.

Awards
  • 2018 Research Scholar Award of the Endocrine Society 
  • 2014-2018 Best Doctors in America® List 
  • President of Endocrine Society, 2014
  • 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
Education
Primary:
University of Michigan, 1965
Residency:
Internal Medicine, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center; Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
Fellowships:
Endocrinology, USPHS Hospital, Seattle, WA, and University of Washington