Dr. Joe DeSanto, MD
Board Certified MD
Dr. Joseph DeSanto is a Board Certified MD with over 12 years of addiction treatment experience. He is an addict in successful recovery who understands the day-to-day struggle to find sobriety and break free from painful cycle of being dependent on a substance.
Graduate of Lafayette College and attended the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn for his medical school training. He moved to California to complete his internship and residency training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His early career centered around emergency and urgent care, but he soon developed a special love and passion for his current career as an Addiction Physician. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is the Founder of Desanto Clinics. As the medical director, he oversees the medical care and detox care for all clients. He serves as a medical consultant for a number of treatment centers in Orange County.
Hobbies and Interests:
He spends his free time in and around the coast of Newport, Huntington, and Laguna Beach with his two beautiful children and French Bulldog, Bella. He practices daily yoga, Transcendental Meditation, hiking, and body-boarding.
I Co-Hosted a radio show raising awareness in the field of addiction & recovery “The Recovery Show with Dr Joe and Angelina” on local radio weekly via KOCI 101.5FM until Jan 2018. We revamped and relaunched a new show in Feb 2018 called "Trainwreck" with Dr Joe and Jason Wahler to continue our plight to raise awareness not only in addiction but also in mental health and day-to-day struggles in our society as a whole. We just want to help make a difference!