Mariarita Santi, MD, PhD


Department of Clinical Neuropathology

Dr. Mariarita Santi is a neuropathologist in the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of pathology and lab medicine at The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She provides expertise in the area of pediatric brain tumors, developmental neuropathology, neurometabolic conditions and neuromuscular disease within The Children’s Brain Tumor Network (CBTN). Dr. Santi also oversees screenings, triage and collections of all cases sent by the department of neurosurgery at CHOP.

Prior to joining CHOP in July of 2008, Dr. Santi worked as an associate professor of pathology and pediatrics at George Washington University Medical Center and a visiting faculty member of the Department of Neuropathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington D.C.

Dr. Santi earned a BS from Classic Lyceum Reggio Emilia in Italy and an MD from the Modena University Medical School in Modena, Italy.  She also completed a PhD in Pharmacology from Modena University.