Joseph DeSanto MD
Dr. Joseph DeSanto is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing Addiction Medicine for over 13 years. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate, in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised. He then went on to fulfill his career at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, completing his internship and residency in Internal Medicine.
He personally oversees the medical care at HCBTS and provides personalized treatment plans and follow-up for all clients. Dr. DeSanto meets with every team member, on a regular basis, to ensure that care is comprehensive and proactive.
Prior to joining HCBTS, he cared for many patients in his private practice, helping them to achieve sobriety and return to fulfilling, spiritual, and healthy lives. He supervised the regional Chemical Dependency Program for one of the largest medical Groups in Southern California. Being well versed in most 12-step recovery programs, he understands the importance they have in helping his patients achieve true, long lasting sobriety.
When not working, Dr. DeSanto practices daily yoga, Transcendental Meditation, and spends most of his time with his two beautiful children in and around the shores of Newport and Laguna Beach. He enjoys scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, skiing, and tango dancing.