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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Santosh Kesari, MD,PhD

Specialty
  • Neuro-Oncology
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
  • Hoag Physician Partners
  • Saint John's Physician Partners
  • St. Jude Affiliated Physician
  • St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
Address
Pacific Neurological Institute
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

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

Secondary Office

Address
Pacific Neurological Institute
2125 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone
(310) 829-8265
Fax
(310) 582-7287

Additonal Offices [+]

Third Office

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

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Neuro-Oncology
    Education & Training
    • Internship
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 2000
    • Medical School
      University of Pennsylvania - 1999
    • Fellowship
      Massachusetts General Hospital - 2006
    • Residency
      Brigham & Women's Hospital - 2003
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    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
    Areas of Expertise
    Neuro-Oncology