Marivic Santiago, MD

Marivic Santiago, MD
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG - Pediatric Development

140 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite N475
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-447-8151
Fax: 201-857-8526



MD, University Of The Philippines School Of Medicine, 1989 - 1994


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Developmental\Behavioral Pediatrics, 1998 - 2001

Internship & Residency

Beth Israel Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1995 - 1998

Board Certifications

American Board Of Pediatrics - Certified, 2002

Subsp Bd Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - Certified, 2004

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Assesses, diagnoses, and treats concerns about pediatric development; behavior, attention, learning and emotional issues; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, developmental delay, learning disability, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, cognitive impairment, challenging/disruptive behaviors.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

The neurodevelopmental assessment involved in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with various developmental, behavioral, attention and learning problems is a comprehensive process. It entails obtaining a detailed birth, developmental, medical, behavior, school, family and psychosocial history. Behavior rating scales from parents and teachers provide valuable and critical information that assists in the diagnostic and evaluation process. The physical and neurologic examination, developmental assessment using age-specific, standardized tests/tools and clinical observation/direct patient interaction provide objective clinical data. The information that is gathered from all these various sources and assessment modalities is then analyzed and interpreted to make a diagnosis and provide treatment recommendations to the parents and school.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

My personal approach to care is one that strives for holistic, individualized, culturally sensitive, compassionate and competent care for my patients and their families. I believe in the importance of maintaining open lines of communication and supporting parents so that I’m available and accessible to them if they have questions or concerns. I try to explain to parents their child's condition in understandable terms and provide direction by giving them concrete and practical recommendations. Regardless of where the parents are at the time of diagnosis, I offer them encouragement, support and commend their efforts in taking that first step of having their child evaluated.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

I have always been interested in connecting with people and found my calling in medicine where I get the privilege of being there for others when they are at their most vulnerable.

Publications & Research

Risk of Autistic Disorder in Affected Offspring of Mothers with a Glutathione s-Transferase P1 Haplotype
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolscent Medicine


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