John Santa, MD, MPH

Director, Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center


John Santa is the Director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. The Ratings Center focuses on explicit approaches evaluating and comparing health services, products, institutions and practitioners.  Since coming to Consumer Reports he has represented consumers in multiple venues across the industry. He has previously worked in leadership positions for hospitals, physician groups and health insurers. Dr Santa was the administrator of the Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research from 2000 to 2003. He helped organize and implement an evidence-based approach to prescription drug purchasing that eventually came to be known as the Drug Effectiveness Review Project. He practiced primary care internal medicine from 1976 to 1992 and 2003 to 2008 in several settings, most recently at the Portland, Oregon VA.