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Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD
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Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD

(310) 829-8265
Primary Specialties
  • Neuro-Oncology
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Jude Affiliated Physicians
  • Additional Languages Spoken
    English

Primary Office

Address:
Pacific Neurological Institute
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone:
(310) 829-8265
Fax:
(310) 582-7287

Secondary Office

Address:
Pacific Neurological Institute
1 Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone:
(949) 764-6385
Fax:
(949) 764-1882

Third Office

Address:
Pacific Neurological Institute
5215 Torrance Boulevard
Suite 300
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone:
(424) 212-5361
Fax:
(310) 316-3466

Physician Bio

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.

Areas of Expertise

Neuro-Oncology

Education

  • 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

Neuro-Oncology
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