Dr. Anna Santoro
“I love helping patients and seeing the transformation when they receive the help they need and deserve. The willingness of my patients to be open and engage in the process to better themselves helps me to strive to be better every day.”
CDR Anna Santoro is an officer in the US Public Health Service, assigned to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In the BOP, Anna is a Clinical Psychiatric Specialist at Federal Medical Center Devens in Ayer, MA and serves as a Regional Psychiatric Consultant. She developed the BOP’s first Psychiatric Pharmacy Program and assisted with the national expansion of pharmacy mental health services, including the Mental Health Consultant program, serving 122 institutions. Additionally, she is the lead consultant for pain management and for the Memory Disorder Unit at Devens, the BOP’s only dedicated unit for inmates with dementia. Anna also treats those with substance use disorder as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Pharmacy SUD ECHO Program
Anna is faculty with the Advancing Pharmacist Roles in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Teams ECHO Program, which is designed to equip pharmacists, pharmacy staff, and other healthcare professionals with the necessary tools to effectively assume a critical role in SUD prevention, education, and assistance.