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Jose Santana

Primary Care Provider Morton Plant Mease Primary Care, Inc. Tampa, FL

Serving as a national spokesperson for the "America Buckles up Children" campaign allows Dr. Santana to pursue his long-standing interest in addressing traffic safety within the Hispanic community. He continues to participate in diverse media campaigns to raise Hispanic traffic safety awareness. Most recently Dr. Santana was successfully nominated by the National Hispanic Medical Association to serve on the American Medical Association's (AMA) Elderly Drivers Project. This AMA Committee is currently developing national guidelines for physician roles in assessing elderly driving. After growing up in the Bronx, New York City, and Puerto Rico, Dr. Santana completed undergraduate studies at Cornell University and the University of London, Queen Mary College. He received his medical degree in 1994 from Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed an internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in 1997. He completed a chief medical residency at the Hospital of St. Raphael, Yale Medical School in 1998. He received his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1999 as a CFHU Fellow. Publications: Santana J. Prescription for Safety: U.S. Dept of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Spanish version of multiple pamphlets on traffic safety for distribution throughout the United States. January 2001.