Juan Santiago-Palma, MD

Juan Santiago-Palma, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician with Fellowship Training in Pain Management and Palliative Care

Phone: 815-928-8050

Board Certifications
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Ascension Saint Mary – Kankakee
  • OAK Surgery Center
  • Riverside Medical Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Spine Care


Dr. Juan Santiago-Palma, who specializes in nonsurgical spine care, is dedicated to helping patients live with less pain and more freedom. He is board-certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). His technique invoves using minimally invasive, leading-edge procedures to relieve spine pain. 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.


Medical School

Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City, Guatemala


Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, PA


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Boston, MA- Pain Management


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY- Pain and Palliative Care

Affiliations and Associations

  • North American Spine Society
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