Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Neurosciences, Director, Neuro-oncology

University of California, San Diego


Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Neurosciences; Director, Neuro-oncology at University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA. He received his doctoral degrees from University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine.  


Dr. Kesari specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors and related disorders in cancer patients. Dr. Kesari has a laboratory interest in targeted molecular therapeutics, biomarker discovery, cancer stem cell biology, hydrocephalus, neurotoxicity, and translating these laboratory discoveries into novel, personalized clinical trials in cancer patients.