Richard Santen

Santen, Richard J.

Primary Appointment

Clinician Physician, Medicine: Endocrinology and Metabolism


  • Clinical Fellowship, Endocrinology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
  • BA, Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross
  • MD, Medicine, University of Michigan

Contact Information

UVA Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Fontaine Research Park, 415 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Ivy, VA 22945
Telephone: 434-924-2961
Fax: 434-924-1284

Research Interests

(1) Expression of Aromatase and Role of Estrogen in Breast Cancer. (2)Hormonal treatment of menopause. (3)Development of an intensive self-management program for patients with diabetes mellitus in rural, underserved areas.

Research Description

Patients with diabetes mellitus living in underserved, financially challenged areas do not receive comprehensive care due to the lack of diabetologists and financial resources. We are developing a technology based approach that involves a six month intensive program in self management.

Selected Publications