Juan Santiago-Palma, M.D.

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Back, Neck, Interventional Pain Management, Spine

Specializing in nonsurgical spine care, Dr. Juan Santiago-Palma has been recognized as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors by Patients Choice. Dedicated to helping patients live with less pain and more freedom, Dr. Santiago-Palma uses minimally invasive, leading-edge procedures to relieve spine pain. He has performed over 20,000 interventional procedures to relieve back and neck pain and other painful disorders over the past 10 years. He is board-certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). 

After completing a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, Dr. Santiago-Palma completed a fellowship in pain and palliative care at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He later underwent advanced training in interventional procedures to relieve back and neck pain through another fellowship at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Santiago-Palma has also authored and published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. His research interests include the development of safer and novel ways of performing spinal procedures, and he enjoys sports cars and fitness in his spare time.

Dr. Santiago-Palma sees patients at our Bourbonnais Office.


    Education & Training

    • Doctor of Medicine: Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City, Guatemala
    • Internship: Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, PA
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
    • Pain Management Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Boston, MA
    • Pain and Palliative Care Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY


    • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pain Medicine
    • American Board of Medical Specialties, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Professional Associations

    • North American Spine Society

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Riverside Medical Center
    • Presence St. Mary’s Hospital
    • Oak Surgical Institute
    • “I think Dr. Santiago-Palma is an excellent doctor who really cares about his patients.”
      – Leola F.
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