Lisgelia Santana-Rojas, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I grew up in Puerto Rico, and even as a teen I knew I wanted to cure others, especially children. I love kids. I enjoy getting to know them and their families, and helping them heal from the affects pain can have on quality of life. Pain is more than just a symptom – it reaches beyond the physical and can impact a child’s relationships with friends and family, and school success. My goal is to restore a child’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being using a variety of rehabilitation therapies in addition to medication.

Why I Treat Children

While I always knew I wanted to be a pediatrician, it wasn’t until medical school that I discovered all of the different specialties available to me. I started out in pediatric surgery, but after a few years, I found that I wanted to spend more time with my patients and families than I could in a surgical setting. I love that I can combine my passion for pain management and pediatrics to help kids of all ages.

What I'm Passionate About

I enjoy helping people in need. Ever since college I’ve regularly volunteered in adult and pediatric medical missions in places like Africa, Haiti, Ecuador, and Guatemala. I also work with Global Smile, an organization that provides cleft care and surgery to children in countries in Latin America, Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent.

How I Try to Make A Difference

Sharing what I know is important to me. As a physician dual-certified in pain management and anesthesiology, I’ve helped grow exceptional pediatric pain management programs and I often present my knowledge and experiences to medical peers in other cities and countries for the benefit of children outside of my care.

Education & Training


  • Pain Management - Children's Hospital Boston, 2010


  • Transitional - University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, 2005


  • Anesthesiology - University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, 2009

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Puerto Rico - School of Medicine, 2004

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology/Anesthesiology/Pain Management
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology/Pediatric Anesthesiology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013 ""Latino American"" Who’s Who
  • 2011 Women in Business in Puerto Rico
  • 2016 Orlando Magazine Top Doctors 2016

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

Medical Interests

  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathic pain

  • English
  • Spanish