Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD

Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD

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Neurology  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o
7 reviews

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Dr. Santosh Kesari is a board-certified neurologist and neuro-oncologist and is currently Chair, Department of Translational Neuro-Oncology and Neurotherapeutics, John Wayne Cancer Institute. He is also Director of Neuro-Oncology, Providence Saint John's Health Center and Member, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Kesari is ranked among the top 1% of neuro-oncologists and neurologists in the nation, according to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd and an internationally recognized scientist and clinician. He is a winner of an Innovation Award by the San Diego Business Journal. He is on the advisory board of American Brain Tumor Association, San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation, Chris Elliott Fund, Nicolas Conor Institute, Voices Against Brain Cancer, and Philippine Brain Tumor Alliance. He has been the author of over 250 scientific publications, reviews, or books. He is the inventor on several patents and patent applications, and founder and advisor to many cancer and neurosciences focused biotech startups. Dr. Kesari has had a long-standing interest in cancer stem cells and studies their role in the formation of brain tumors and resistance to treatment. He believes that in order to cure patients with brain tumors we first need to gain a better molecular and biological understanding of the disease. A physician/scientist, Kesari harnesses his experience in surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy and novel devices to help develop Precision Therapeutic Strategies that will advance medicine to a new stage in the battle against brain tumors and eradicate the disease....See Less

John Wayne Cancer Institute - Saint John's Health Center

2121 Santa Monica Blvd # Johnwaynecancerinstitute

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid

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Care Philosophy

Personalized approaches for each patient
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Dr. Kesari's Experience

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  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Neurological Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chemotherapy Side Effects
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Type Neurofibromatosis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vasculitis

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Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemotherapy
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Neurological Testing
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Ma Gen Hosp/Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Dana Faber Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kesari has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kesari's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kesari to family and friends
5
based on 7 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Kesari's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Los Angeles, CA |
Had Glioblastoma removed in Dec. 2015 -- he's been my oncologist ever since -- I am doing well -- strong and healthy -- Dr. Kesari is very creative in his approach and also very caring -- he did testing to determine protein in my tumor so we could maximize my care -- currently using special vaccine designed for my type of tumor. Has prescribed drugs to round out my care beyond normal radiation and oral chemo. Very much recommend him for anyone with a Glioblastoma.
in Santa Monica, CA |
Dr Kesari is one of the most caring doctors I have known. He really cares about his patients and really tries to find treatments to help them. He has been remarkably persistent in dealing with my insurance to get me approved for treatment that I need. He coordinates my care with some of my other doctors and they have even commented on how much he is trying to help caring he is. His staff is equally as nice and helpful. I'm honored to have Dr. Kesari as my doctor.
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Dr. Kesari accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Health Net
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

Hospitals where Dr. Kesari has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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