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Kenneth B. De Santes, MD  

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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Kenneth DeSantes completed his general pediatric training at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and his pediatric hematology/oncology training at Children's Hospital and Medical Center, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. He worked in the division of Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of California, San Francisco for seven years before accepting a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. DeSantes is the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program, and Director of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant program at the American Family Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the American Pediatric Society, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the Children’s Oncology Group, and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium. Dr. DeSantes also serves as a consultant for Best Doctors®, and the Chartwell Medical Advisory Board. He has written six book chapters and published over 30 research articles. His research interests include the treatment of neuroblastoma, and the use of immunotherapy and stem cell transplantation to treat pediatric cancer.

Specialties

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

UW Health Clinics

American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

American Family Children's Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Fellowship Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle
Residency Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA
Internship Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School New York Medical College, New York, NY, 1984

Awards/Honors

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011


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Procedures

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Programs & Conditions

Research

Dr. DeSantes' research interests are focused on the utilization of natural killer (NK) cells to treat a wide variety of pediatric malignancies and developing novel stem cell transplant protocols for children with recurrent leukemia and high-risk solid tumors. He also is establishing more effective ways to utilize I-131 MIBG therapy for children with neuroblastoma.


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