Matthew Santos, DO
Matthew Santos

Matthew Santos, DO

Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Towson University

I was born in Baltimore, MD to two immigrant parents from the Philippines. My mother, a retired nurse, and my father, a retired engineer, spent over 30 years each serving the community of Maryland. My two older brothers, my younger sister, and I were mostly raised by our maternal grandmother while they both were at work. I wholeheartedly credit and admire my parents and grandmother for inspiring me to stay resilient in my pursuit to serve others through medicine. I attended Towson University for my undergraduate career and then got my master’s degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. I went to Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. While witnessing two Super Bowl wins while in Kansas City was amazing, the greatest win was meeting my wife, Rachel!

I chose family medicine early on because it allows me to pursue my passion for full spectrum training while building my leadership skills in such a close-knit community. Most importantly, I am passionate about building relationships with and empowering my future patients. I am so excited and grateful to be coming back home to Baltimore to join the welcoming and supportive family at MedStar Franklin Square. I fell in love with the program during my interview and the sense of genuine positivity and family atmosphere was incomparable. My other interests in medicine include osteopathic manipulative medicine, pediatrics, and community engagement and health equity.

I will be coming back to Baltimore with my wife, who will be working as a nurse while finishing her MPH. In our free time, you can find us hiking with our two rescue dogs Benny and Jett. My biggest passion outside of medicine is exploring new recipes and just being in the kitchen. I also love fishing, skiing, and traveling!”