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Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD

Languages: Telugu, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
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.
Education
Institution
Type
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA
Internship
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • LA Care Covered CA HMO
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
Board Certifications
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Chordoma
  • Cns Lymphoma
  • Glioma
  • Home Visits
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Meningioma
 
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 582-7287
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
4201 Torrance Boulevard Suite 520
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 316-3466
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
2125 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
Providence Saint John's Health Center