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Santosh Kesari, MD

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2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
2284.2 miles away
Medical Groups & Affiliations
Speaks: English

Pacific Neuroscience Institute

2121 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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About Santosh Kesari

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.

Areas of Expertise



Brigham & Women's Hospital


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania


Massachusetts General Hospital


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
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2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
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Medical Groups & Affiliations
Saint John’s Physician Partners

Affiliated Locations
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Saint John’s Health Center Cancer Clinic – Santa Monica
Providence Saint John's Health Center
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
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