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Dr. Joseph Santoso earned his Medical Degree from the University of California – Davis, after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from San Francisco State University. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the University of California – Davis in Sacramento, California as well as a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care. His interest in caring for patients with cancer led him to complete an additional Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas.
In addition to treating patients at The West Clinic, Dr. Santoso serves as Director and Professor of the Gynecologic Oncology Division, The University of Tennessee, Memphis. He helps train future physicians and has been awarded multiple awards for his excellence in teaching by his students, medical schools, and The Association of Professors of Gynecologists & Obstetrics. He seeks to instill a “burning passion to exceed expectations.” As part of their training, resident physicians and medical students work with Dr. Santoso in caring for patients.
Patients, nurses and students describe Dr. Santoso as being compassionate and kind-hearted. Dr. Santoso has been recognized by Memphis Magazine as one of the “Best Doctors in Memphis” because of his commitment to patient care.
Dr. Santoso spends most of day either taking care of patients or working at home on research projects and reading inspiring books. Although he enjoys cooking and gardening, he claims that he is not very good at either but keeps trying to improve. At home, he is an amateur handyman which explains why you may find him wondering at a local Home Depot occasionally.
Dr. Santoso is Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Critical Care, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He performs radical cancer as well non-invasive surgeries (Robotic and laparascopic). He sees patients at The West Clinic’s East Memphis and Midtown locations.