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Santosh Kesari, MD,PhD

  • Neuro-Oncology
Primary Address | Office Details

2121 Santa Monica Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 829-8265

Fax: (310) 582-7287

Secondary Address | Office Details
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Physician Partners
  • Saint John's Physician Partners
  • St. Jude Affiliated Physician
  • St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
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  • Meet The Provider
    Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified neurologist and neuro-oncologist. He serves as director of neuro-oncology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center and chair of the Department of Translational Neuro-oncology and Neurotherapeutics at John Wayne Cancer Institute. A physician and scientist, Dr. Kesari specializes in personalized medicine for patients with malignant brain tumors. His experience in precision therapeutic strategies targets brain tumors at the molecular level to eliminate the disease. Dr. Kesari’s research efforts have focused on cancer stem cells, their role in the formation of brain tumors and their resistance to treatment. His goal is to advance neurological medicine by developing targeted drugs to eradicate brain tumors. He has more than 200 publications, including original articles, reviews, editorials, books and clinical communications. Dr. Kesari has received countless awards and recognition throughout his medical career, and he was named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly.

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    Primary Specialties
    Primary Specialties
    • Neuro-Oncology
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    Education & Training
    • Internship
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 2000
    • Medical School
      University of Pennsylvania - 1999
    • Fellowship
      Massachusetts General Hospital - 2006
    • Residency
      Brigham & Women's Hospital - 2003
    Areas of Expertise
    Areas of Expertise

Pacific Neurological Institute

  • Secondary Location

Pacific Neurological Institute