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Santiago Munoz

Santiago Munoz, MD


Department: Medicine: Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Specialties: Hepatology


  • MD - University of Chile School of Medicine (1978)

Awards & Honors

  • Philadelphia magazine Top Doctor (2002, 2004-2006, 2009-2012, 2018)
  • South Jersey Magazine Best Doctor (2012)
  • Best Doctors in America (2012)
Santiago J. Munoz, MD, is a board-certified hepatologist practicing in Center City Philadelphia. He served as chief of the Hepatology Section and the Liver Failure Unit and medical director of the liver transplant program at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Clinical Services

Liver disease, Liver cancer, Liver transplant


  • Research (Medicine and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics) - The John Hopkins School of Medicine (1981-1983)
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1985-1987)


  • Internal Medicine - University of Chile University Hospital (1979-1981)
  • Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1984-1985)


  • Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1983-1984)
Santiago J. Munoz, MD, is a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has previously taught at Jefferson Medical College, Temple School of Medicine and Albert Einstein Medical Center.

In the Media


Recent Peer-Reviewed Papers

"What Factors Determine the Severity of Hepatitis A-Related Acute Liver Failure?"
Ajmera V, Xia G, Vaughan J, Forbi J, Ganova L, Khudyakov Y, Opio C, Taylor R, Restrepo R, Munoz S, Fontana R, Lee W
J Viral Hepatitis;18:e167-e174, 2011

"Drug-Induced Acute Liver Failure: Results of a U.S. Multicenter Prospective Study"
Reuben A, Koch D, Lee W and the U.S. Acute Liver Failure Study Group, Munoz S(member)
Hepatology; 52:2065-2076, 2010

"The Coagulopathy of Acute Liver Failure and Implications for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring"
Munoz SJ, Reddy R, Lee W and the Acute Liver Failure Study Group
Neurocritic Care; 9:103-107, 2008

Recent Peer-Reviewed Abstracts

"Differential Rash in Afro American Patients Treated With Telaprevir"
Musa M, Patel V, Munoz S
Submitted to DDW 2012

"Benign Hyperbilirubinemia is Common in Cirrhotic patients Treated With First Generation of Protease Inhibitors for Hepatitis S
Verrengia M, Coiro K, Patel V, Musa M, Black M and Munoz S
Submitted to DDW 2012

"A Phase 2b Study of Safety and Efficacy of a Human Cell-Based Biological Liver Support System (ELAD) in Subjects With a Clinical Diagnosis of Acute-on-Chronic Hepatitis (AOCH) Due Either to Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis or Acute Decompensation of Cirrhosis
Submitted to the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, 2011

"Do Viral or Host Factors Determine the Severity of Hepatitis A Related Acute Liver Failure?"
Ajmera V, Khudyakov Y, Xia G, Ganova-Raera L, Opio C, Taylor R, Restrepo R, Munoz S, Fontana R, Lee W
Accepted for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the America Gastroenterological Association, Washington, D.C., May 2007

Recent Chapters, Mongraphs, Reviews, Editorials

"Update on Acute Liver Failure 2014"
Munoz S
Gastroenterol & Hepatology; (10):665-668, 2014

"Management of Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Disorders"
Krok K, Munoz S
Clinics in Liver Disease; 13:295 - 316, 2009

"Coagulopathy of Acute Liver Failure"
Munoz S, Stravitz T, Gabriel D
Clinics in Liver Disease; 13(1):95 - 107, 2009

"The Hepatorenal Syndrome"
Munoz S
Med Clin North Am; 92:813 - 837, 2008

"Hepatic Encephalopathy"
Munoz S
Med Clin North Am; 92:795-812, 2008

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Practice Office

Center for Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Diseases
216 N. Broad Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.3900
Fax: 215.762.4270