Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD

Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD

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Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD is a neurology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med in 1996 and specializes in neurology, oncology, and more.Read his story

2121 Santa Monica Blvd # Neuro-Oncology

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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  • 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)
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kesari's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kesari treats Brain Cancer more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kesari treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kesari treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kesari treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kesari treats Brain Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kesari treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kesari's conditions and procedures:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy Side Effects
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1
  • Neurological Testing
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Personalized approaches for each patient

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Telugu
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kesari

4.6

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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If I could give this man negative stars I would . Do not trust this Dr. he will give you false hope, and not to benefit you but to benefit him. He cares about one thing, and one thing only...himself. He doesn't care how he gets what he needs to benefit his research or what it does to his patients, his only goal is to get what he needs. Even the doctors who work at other hospitals but work closely with him have stated he makes absolutely false promises. It's so concerning because those who are su
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Dr Kesari is a superior clinician researcher,and human being. He takes on patients who are facing dire obstacles in order to survive. My husband rudy Metzger is one of those people. He was given three months to live back in November of 2010. We are starting out eighth year under the care of this wonderful physician. It’s so very important to have absolute trust in the doctor who is going to be directing the treatment and compassionate care of you or your loved one. he is the absolute best
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Dr. Kesari and his entire team went above and beyond to personally take care of my mother. They fought for weeks to get her access to the best innovative treatment for her glioblastoma, after we were given little hope. Dr. Kesari gives patients his phone number, and he always responds right away on email, which is a relief! We were glad to find a proactive doctor who is open-minded and positive. He is the best, and we are so grateful to have him and his staff on our medical team!
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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.
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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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