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Dr. Hari Keshava is a UCI Health cardiothoracic surgeon.

Hari B. Keshava, MD


Thoracic Surgery

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  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery - General
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - General
  • English
Medical School
Case Western Reserve School of MedicineMedicine
UCSFGeneral Surgery
Cleveland Clinic FoundationGeneral Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterCardiothoracic Surgery
Yale New Haven HospitalThoracic Surgery Research
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American College of Surgeons
  • Member — American Medical Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Board of Trustees Award, 2011 — Case Western Reserve University Medical Alumni Association
  • Presidential Student Mentor Award, 2009 — American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Best Poster Award, 2007 — Children's Hospital Los Angeles
More Information

Dr. Hari Keshava is a UCI Health thoracic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the chest, including lung cancer, metastatic lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer and malignancies of the thymus. His clinical focus also includes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), mediastinal malignancies, tracheal diseases and chest wall deformities.

Keshava earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, followed by a general surgery internship at UC San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, as well as a research fellowship in thoracic oncology at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn.

Next he completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York City, which included a fellowship in thoracic surgical robotics from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

Keshava also holds a master's degree medical device and diagnostic engineering from USC.

His research interests include outcomes in lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mesothelioma, as well as cancer survivorship, cancer detection devices and health policy. He is the author or co-author of numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the European Journal of Surgical Oncology, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the World Journal of Surgery. He also has made presentations at national and international conferences, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. 

Keshava sees patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729
UCI Health Surgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8008
Fax: 855-209-8413