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Phillip T. Santiago

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Dr. Phil Santiago

Phillip T. Santiago, DC, DACBSP, FICC, FACC
Born June 24, 1963
Nationality American
Education Chiropractic
Alma mater New York Chiropractic College
Occupation Chiropractic Physician Team Doctor
Years active 1970's- Present
Home town Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Known for Sec'y-Gen'l -FICS, Pro Soccer Player, and US Olympic DC [1].
Title Chiropractor, (DC)
Spouse(s) Susan

Philip T. Santiago, DC, DACBSP, FICC, FACC (b. June 24, 1963) is a second generation Chiropractic Physician practicing in Lake Hiawatha, NJ. The son of Dr. Joseph Santiago, he obtained his DC degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1978 [2]. Dr. Santiago is notable for having been a professional Soccer player [2] with Philadelphia in the North American Soccer league; and for having been team Doctor for the US Olympic team in Barcelona [1], as well as having been elected to the ACA Sports Council Hall of Fame.


Dr. Santiago has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Latin America, South America and Europe [2] to numerous medical groups on the topics of sports medicine and fitness. An Associate Professor, [3] he is Director of the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician program for New York Chiropractic College.

  • 1992 He was selected to the Medical Team as the Chiropractic Physician for the US Olympic Team at the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona [1]

For 17 years, he served on the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Committee [5] which oversees all Medical Care for the US Olympic Team.

He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the County College of Morris [6] and Commissioner and Vice-chairman of the Morris County Sheriff's Department CrimeStoppers program [7].

When the State of New Jersey separated the Chiropractic Licensing Board from the State Board of Medicine, Dr. Santiago was named by the Governor to sit on that first panel. [2]

His background includes being an All American collegiate and a professional soccer player; following his graduation from Fairleigh Dickinson University, he was drafted by Philadelphia in the North American Soccer league [2]. With five years at each of New York Inst. of technology and Montclair State University as head coach of college soccer, his last five were with Montclair State University. [8]

  • 2005 Dr. Santiago was inducted into two Sports Medicine Halls of Fame, one in New Jersey and the other through the American Chiropractic Association.[9], duplicating his father's achievement.

A private pilot, his passion is flying Angel Flight missions [2] for children who require specialized health care that is not available in their local area.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Editorial Staff (3/12/1993). "Report from the 1996 Atlanta Sports Chiropractic Advisory Committee" (in English). Dynamic Chiropractic (Huntington Beach, CA: Dynamic Chiropractic) 11 (6). 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Staff Writer (2008). "Alumni Relations Advisory Council Members" (.pdf file). Transitions (Alumni News). new York Chiropractic College. Retrieved 8/2011. 
  3. Staff. "Faculty". New York Chiropractic College. Retrieved 8/2011. 
  4. Staff. "Chiropractor of the Year". ACA Sports Council. Retrieved 2011. 
  5. Staff. "United States Olympic Committee; Division of Sports Medicine; Chiropractic Selection Committee". ACA Sports Council (Archived Site). Retrieved 2011. 
  6. Staff. "Search". Community College of Morris. Retrieved 8/2011. 
  7. Staff. "Commissioners". Morris County Sheriff Crimestoppers. Retrieved 8/2011. 
  8. Staff Writer (2011). "Soccer Safety Tips". City Parent.Com. Metroland media Group. Ltd. Retrieved 8/2011. 
  9. Staff. "Hall of Fame". ACA Sports Council. Retrieved 2011. 
  10. Staff. "Council". International Federation of Sports Chiropractic. Retrieved 8/2011.