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Santosh Kesari, MD

  • Neuro-Oncology
Primary Address | Office Details
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 829-8265

Fax: (310) 582-7287

Secondary Address | Office Details
Pacific Neuroscience Institute

2125 Arizona Avenue

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 582-7600

Fax: (310) 582-7495

Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Saint John’s Physician Partners
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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 Saint John’s 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
    Other Specialties Associations Areas of Interest
    Areas of Interest
    Board Certifications

    National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, Neurology

    United Council for Neurologic Suspecialties, Neurology

    United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties UCNS, Neuro Oncology

    United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neuro Oncology

    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
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    • Insurance Plan

    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
    • Aetna PPO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
    • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Shield of CA PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Coventry/First Health PPO
    • Health Net HMO
    • Health Net PPO
    • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Scan Embrace
    • SCAN Medicare Advantage
    • TriCare
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
    • United HealthCare PPO
    • US Family Health Plan - TriCare
    • Vivity by Anthem Blue Cross

Pacific Neuroscience Institute

  • Secondary Location

Pacific Neuroscience Institute