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Brian David Kessler, MD

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My specialty:
Urology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Thanks for visiting my Web page. I believe it’s important that you feel comfortable with your physician, and I hope this page will help you get to know me a little bit better.

Biography

I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. I attended college at UC Berkeley and studied political science and business. After college I worked as a financial analyst and management consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in Washington, DC. My job, however, didn’t provide me with the type of fulfillment I sought. I always wanted to be a surgeon, and I regretted not following this passion in college. I decided to go back to school and study pre-med. The rest is history. I then spent 10 years in New York City and Connecticut studying medicine and urology. When I returned to Los Angeles, I completed a prostate cancer fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where I was also in private practice.

About my practice

Our team here at South Bay Medical Center includes physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and others who all work together for a single purpose—to create a positive environment in which we can take care of your urologic needs. I enjoy practicing general urology, but I tend to focus on laparoscopic prostate and kidney cancer surgery, kidney stones, and male infertility.

How I thrive

I believe balance is very important in life, and I try to live my life to that end. I enjoy running and hiking, as well as relaxing at home with my wife, two children, and our dog Berkeley.

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Urology Department
1050 W Pacific Coast Hwy, Harbor City, CA 90710

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Hospital patients information
  • 310-325-5111

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Cornell University School of Medicine
New York , NY

Board certification

Urology

American Board of Urology

Medical training

Internship

General Surgery

University of Connecticut
Farmington , CT

Residency

General Surgery

University of Connecticut
Farmington , CT

Residency

Urology

University of Connecticut
Farmington , CT

Fellowship

Prostate Cancer

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2005

Active license information

License number

A86785

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1316014319
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My hospitals

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25825 S Vermont Ave, Harbor City, CA 90710

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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This page was last updated on:

11/16/2018