Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D.

Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified neurologist and neuro-oncologist. He serves as Director of Neuro-oncology and chair of the Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. He is also founder and director of Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Research Center. A highly accomplished physician and scientist, Dr. Kesari specializes in personalized medicine for patients with malignant brain tumors. He has extensive experience in precision therapeutic strategies targeting brain tumors. Dr. Kesari’s research efforts have focused on oncolytic viruses, signal transduction, immunotherapy, and translational clinical trials. His goal is to advance the development of innovative to eradicate brain tumors. He has published more than 300 original articles, reviews, editorials, books and clinical communications. Dr. Kesari has received numerous awards and recognition throughout his medical career, and he was named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly.