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Santosh Kesari, Ph.D, M.D.

Accepting New Patients
John Wayne Cancer Center
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard, Garden Level
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Speaks: English

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 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
Medical School

University of Pennsylvania
1999

Internship

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2000

Residency

Brigham & Women's Hospital
2003

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital
2006

Board Certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry, Neurology
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurology
John Wayne Cancer Center
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard, Garden Level
Santa Monica, CA 90404
One Hoag Drive
1 Hoag Drive, Building 47
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Saint John's Physician Partners
2151 North Harbor Boulevard, Suite 1500
Fullerton, CA 92835
St. Jude Heritage Fullerton - Cancer Center
2151 North Harbor Boulevard, Suite 3200
Fullerton, CA 92835
Providence Little Company of Mary Advanced Care Center
5215 Torrance Boulevard, Floor 3
Torrance, CA 90503
St. John's Brain Tumor Center & Pituitary Disorders Program
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Affiliated Locations

Providence Saint John's Health Center
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
St. Jude Medical Center