The Doctor

James J. Santiago, BA, MS, D.C., L.Ac,

DSC 0759Dr. James Santiago comes from a family of 5 doctors, including his Mother, Father, Brother and Sister. His Wife is a retired School Principal. His niece is currently in chiropractic college. and he has another Sister who is a Judge.

He was born in Newark, New Jersey and remains there to help the citizens of Newark and the surrounding communities.

The Drs. Santiago Wellness Office was started in 1940 and we are currently celebrating our 75 year.

Employment History:

Drs. Santiago Sports Chiropractic & Acupuncture: Director,

132 Van Buren Street, Newark, New Jersey 07105, 1984 to present

Drs. Santiago Sports Chiropractic Center: Director,

1430 Oak Tree Road, Iselin, New Jersey 08830, 1983 to 1993

Board Certification:

New York Chiropractic College, Post Graduate School, Certified in Sports Chiropractic & Physical Fitness, CCSP, 1984 – 1985

New York Chiropractic College, Post Graduate School, Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician, DACBSP 1992 – 1999

National Board of Chiropractics Examiners, Diplomate, 1982

National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturist: Diplomate in Acupuncture, 1998

Medical Licensure:

New Jersey Chiropractic Examiners – Doctor of Chiropractic, License #MC02483

New Jersey Medical Examiners – Certified Acupuncturist, License #MZ000101

New York Chiropractic Examiners – Doctor of Chiropractic, License #X003434-1

Connecticut Chiropractic Examiners – Doctor of Chiropractic, License #000442

Current Professional Societies:

United States Olympic Sports Medicine Society, 1999 to present

American Chiropractic Association, 1983 to present

American Chiropractic Association: Council of Sports Injuries and Physical fitness, 1984 to present

American Chiropractic Association: Council of Radiology, 1983 to 1988

National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, 1998 to present

National Sport Acupuncture Association, 1999 to 2001

New Jersey Associations of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1998 to present

New Jersey Chiropractic Society, 1983 to 2003

Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, 2003 to present, State Board Member

Current Professional Societies Continued:

New Jersey Chiropractic Society: Sports Medicine Committee, 1984 to 2003

New Jersey Chiropractic Society: Labor and Industry Committee; Back School, Instructor, 1986 to 1995

Federation Internationale de Chiropratique Sportive, 1986 to present

Central Jersey Chiropractic Society – Vice President, 1991 to 1993

New York Chiropractic College Alumni Association, 1983 to present

The Academy of Chiropractic Inc. of New York, 1983 to 1993

Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, 1983 to 2002

American College of Sports Medicine, 1983 to 1986

American Athletic Trainer Association, 1983 to 1986

American Running and Fitness Association, 1983 to 1986

Publication and Presentations:

New York Chiropractic College – Diplomate Program in Sports Injuries

New York Chiropractic College – Certified Program in Sports Injuries Spinal and Extremity Adjusting, Athletic Taping, Therapeutic Exercising, Mechanism of Athletic Injuries

St. James Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, 1996, Topic: Etiology of Mechanical Low Back Pain,

Chiropractic Sports Medicine

Los Angeles Chiropractic College – Orthopedic Diplomate Program in Athletic Taping

Guest Lecturer at many civic organization



Bachelor of Arts: Double Major – Biology / Economics, Rutgers University, 1974 – 1978

Mortuary Science – Licensed in Mortuary Science, Mercer College, Trenton, New Jersey, 1978 – 1979


Doctor of Chiropractic: DC, New York Chiropractic College, 1979 – 1983

Masters Degree in Acupuncture: MS, Tri-State College of Acupuncture, 1999 New York City, New York, 1995 - 1999

MRI Certification: Interpreting Spinal Trauma MRI's, New York Chiropractic College

Approved Certification of Attendance Course April – June 2007. Multiple-module certification course focusing on: spinal anatomy, normal MRI spinal, abnormal variants, imaging of post-surgical anatomy and spinal lesions. Approved for continuing education credits.


New York Chiropractic College, Intern, Greenville Clinic, New York, 1982 – 1983

New York Chiropractic College, Intern, Levittown Clinic, New York, 1982 – 1983

Tri-State College of Acupuncture, College Clinic, 1997 – 1998

Tri-State College of Acupuncture, City Hillman Health Center, AIDS Center,

New York City, New York, 1997 – 1998


Clinical Spanish

Clinical Portuguese


New York Chiropractic College, Professional School, Director of Human Anatomical Laboratory, 1982 to 1983

New York Chiropractic College, postgraduate School, Sports Injuries Department: Human Anatomy, Manipulation and Sports Medicine, 1984 to present

The Academy of Chiropractic Inc. of New York, Lecture on Sports Medicine, 1983 to 1990

Hospital Affiliation:

Columbus Hospital, Medical Staff, Newark, New Jersey, 1998 to 2006

Civil Organizations:

Board Member: WBGO Jazz Radio Station, 2003 to 2007

Newark Jazz Festival, Board of Directors, 1995 to 1997

Chiropractic Physician, Police Benevolent Association, 1995 to present

Boy Scouts of America – Chairman of District Advancement Committee for Eagle Scouts, 1988 to present

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, 1973

Order of the Elks – Colonia, New Jersey, 1978 to 1991

Knights of Columbus – Iselin, New Jersey, 1978 to 1991

Advisory Council Member: The Salvation Army; Ironbound Boy's and Girl's Clubs and Senior Centers, Newark, New Jersey, 1988 to 2004

Board Member: American Red Cross, Central New Jersey Chapter, 1989 to 1994

Lion Club, Chairman of Eye Mobile Examination Unit, Newark, New Jersey, 1993 to 1999

Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association, 1995 to present

Private Pilot Certification, FAA, 1996 Instrument Rated, 2001

Sports Medicine:

Sports Chiropractor: United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, July – August 1999

Treating Physician: New York Giants Professional Football, Appointed by the A.C.A. Sport Council and NFL Players Association, 1990 and 1991

Treating Physician: World Natural Body Building Federation, W.N.B.F. World Championships in New York, 1991 and 1992

Sports Physician: Woodbridge Mayor Council of Physical Fitness, Co-founder and Chairman, 1991 – 1994

Examining and Team Physician: Pop Warner Football, Iselin Giants and Golden Knights, 1983 – 1996

Examining and Team Physician: Pop Warner Football for the City of Newark, 1983 to present

Marathon Physician: Newark City Marathon, 1983 to 1994

Marathon Physician: Orange Blossom Marathon, Orange, New Jersey, 1984

Ring Side Physician: New Jersey Golden Gloves Boxing, 1985 to 1988

Ring Side Physician: Junior Olympic Boxing, 1986 to 1988

Ring Side Physician: New Jersey Diamond Gloves, 1986 to 1988,

New Jersey State Games, Rugby Championships: Medical Director, 1990 to 1993

Luso International Soccer Association, League Sports Physician, Newark, New Jersey, 1985 to 2002

League Sports Physician: Ironbound Boy's and Girl's Clubs, Newark, New Jersey, 1988 to 2003

Examining and Team Sports Physician, International Greco Roman Wrestling Finals, 1999

Rodeo Physician, Cowtown, New Jersey, 1992 to 1993

Rodeo Physician, Sussex County, New Jersey, 1991 to 1994

Treating Sports Physician: Garden State Games, New Brunswick, 1992 – 1994

Board Member: Special Olympics, Newark, New Jersey, 1994

New Jersey State Youth Soccer Association Tournament League Doctor, 1994

College Soccer Coach: New York Institute of Technology, Long Island, New York, 1979 to 1982

Semi-professional Soccer Player, Several Teams: 1977 to 1983

Semi-professional Flamenco Dancer: Studied, performed and Awards Winner 1960 to 1976


Examining Physician: Carepath Solution ,2160 North Central Road, Suite 305, Fort Lee,

NJ, 2005 to present

Examining Physician: United Chiropractic Review Service, Rahway, New Jersey, 1987 to


Treating Physician: Associated Chiropractic Providers Inc., Middlesex, New Jersey, 1987 to 1996

Treating Physician: Healthways Inc., Iselin, New Jersey, 1988 to 1990

Examining Physician: Independent Evaluation, I.M.E. Specialist, 1989 to present

Examining Physician: StateWide Chiropractic Review Services, Inc., 1990 to 2001

Examining Physician: Peer Review Services Republic-RFB Companies, Inc., 1990 to 2000

Examining Physician: Allstate Insurance Company, 1986 to 1999

Examining Physician: Hanover Insurance Company, 1986 to 2000

Examining Physician: Medical Determination, P.C., East Elmhurst, New York, 1988 to


Examining Physician: Advanced Rehabilitation Management, Willow Grove, New Jersey 1999 to present

Examining Physician: Rehabilitation Management Co., Inc., Franklinville, New Jersey, 1996 to present

Examining Physician: National Healthcare Resources, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2000 to present

Examining Physician: Procura, 2435 Boulevard of the Generals, Suite 200, Norristown, Pennsylvania. 2000 to present

Examining Physician: Country Wide, 55 Maple Avenue, Suite 204 Rockville Center, New

York, 2000 to present

Examining Physician: Concentra, 140 Sylvan Ave., Box 1600, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 2000 to present

Examining Physician: MCMC, 1000 Jericho Quadrangle, Suite 130, Jericho, New York, 2003 to present

Examining Physician: MES, 299 Market Street, Saddlebrook, New Jersey, 2002 to present

Examining Physician: OmniMed Ealuation Services, 385 Sunrise Highway, West Babylon,

New York, 2006 to present

Examining Physician: Med-Eval, Inc., 109 Carpenter Drive, Suite 200, Sterling, Verginia,

2004 to present

Examining Physician: MCMC, Managing Care and Claims, 100 Jericho Quadrangle, Suite

103, Jericho, New York, 11753

Examining Physician: The Prime Network, 111 Presidential Boulevards – Ste 173, Bala

Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 2004, to present

Examining Physician: Empire Stat, 19 West 34th Street, Suite 423, New York, New York,

2007 to present

Examining Physician: Corvel, 1000 Madison Avenue, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 2003, to


Hoover Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Penn National Insurance/Founders Insurance

Company, P.O.Box 1455, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2011