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Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D

Accepting New Patients
Pacific Neurological Institute
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Speaks: English

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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 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

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Brigham & Women's Hospital


Massachusetts General Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry, Neurology
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurology
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Affiliated Locations

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