Jacobo Santolaya, MD, Pediatrician
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Jacobo Santolaya, MD

Gastroenterologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Gastroenterology

1935 Medical District Dr Dallas TX, 75235


Dr. Jacobo Santolaya is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist practicing in Dallas, TX. Dr. Santolaya is a doctor who specializes in the health care of children and particularly those with gastrointestinal and liver disease. As a pediatrician and pedicatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Santolaya diagnoses and treats infections, injuries, diseases and other disorders in children. Pediatricians typically work with infants, children, teenagers and young adults up to age 21 and manage the physical, mental and emotional health of their patients. They practice medical care, preventative health care and as a pediatric gastroenterologist, are also trained in a wide range of procedures including endoscopies and colonoscopies to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal diseases such as inflamatory bowel disease, celiac disease, pancreatic disorders and liver disease. 

Education and Training

University of Texas at Austin BA 2011

Rutgers - RWJ Medical School MD 2016

Childrens Hospital of Philadel Residency Training 2019

UT Southwestern Medical Center Completion of GI Fellowship 2022

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish

Areas of expertise and specialization

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow UT Southwestern Medical Center 2019 - Present


  • Distinction in Research 2012 Department of OB/GYN at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 
  • Distinction in Research 2013 Department of OB/GYN at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 
  • Volunteer Award 2014 Department of OB/GYN at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 
  • Outstanding Advocate Achievement 2019 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Community Pediatrics & Advocacy Program for Senior Residency Advocacy Project 
  • Recipient of Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award (T32) 2020 National Institute of Health (NIH) 

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society  
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society  
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics  
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition  

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2016-Present)North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (2019-Present)

Areas of research

Systemic Inflammation in pregnancy and effects on the developing fetus

Quality improvement in measuring physician burn out in Pediatric Residency

Quality improvement in interactions between physician's and their patients/patient's family

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Role of colonic enteroendocrine cells in weight and glycemic control

Jacobo Santolaya, MD's Practice location

Children\'s Medical Center Dallas

1935 Medical District Dr -
Dallas, TX 75235
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