Fernando Santos, MD - Cancer - Brain and Spine (Neuro-Oncology)

Orlando Health Cancer Institute

Address: 1400 S. Orange Ave.
2nd Floor
Orlando, FL 32806

Call: (321) 841-1869

Fax: (321) 843-6285


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Dr. Fernando Santos is a board-certified neurologist at the Orlando Health Cancer Institute. He specializes in neuro-oncology and clinical neurophysiology, and his expertise includes:

  • Cancer in the spinal fluid
  • Toxicities from chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Glioblastomas
  • Grade 2, 3 and 4 gliomas
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Clinical trials
  • Bone marrow transplant and cellular therapy

Dr. Santos joined Orlando Health after several years in medical school faculty positions in Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

Dr. Santos Training

Dr. Santos received his medical training at Faculdade de Medicina da Fundação Santo André in Sao Paulo. He completed his residency in neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, followed by fellowships in clinical neurophysiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire, and in neuro-oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

About Dr. Santos

Dr. Santos is board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in neuro-oncology by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neuro-oncology and Association of American Medical Colleges.

He has delivered numerous lectures, workshops and presentations on neuro-oncology and neurosurgery. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has written book chapters about neuro-oncology and transcranial direct current stimulation.

Outside of work, Dr. Santos engages in professional advocacy and provides volunteer medical services. He also enjoys tennis and playing the piano.

Board Certifications

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Academic Information

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The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


The University of Texas
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