Biography

Dr. Desai is a general and transplant surgeon specializing in liver, kidney, pancreas and intestinal transplantation, as well as open and laparoscopic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, portal hypertensive vascular decompression procedures and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Dr. Desai is also head of pediatric abdominal transplantation at Children’s Medical Center.

Education

Graduate School
University of California at San Francisco (1994)
Medical School
University of California at San Francisco (1995)
Internship
Stanford University Hospital (1996), General Surgery
Residency
Stanford University Hospital (1997), General Surgery
Research Fellowship
Stanford University Hospital (1998), General Surgery
Residency
Stanford University Hospital (2001), General Surgery
Fellowship
Stanford University Hospital (2003), Transplant Surgery

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Liver/Intestine Transplant
  • Transplant Immunology
  • Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Half-Life Analysis of Pancreas and Kidney Transplants.
    Marroquin, Edwards, Collins, Desai, Tuttle-Newhall, Kuo Transplantation 2005 80 272-275
    Gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to complicated gastroduodenal ulcer disease in liver transplant patients taking sirolimus.
    Smith, Bai, Marroquin, Tuttle-Newhall, Desai, Collins, Muir, Kuo, McHutchinson, Rockey. Clinical Transplantation 2005 19 250-254
    The current status of living donor liver transplantation.
    Tuttle-Newhall, Collins, Desai, Kuo, Heneghan Current Problems in Surgery 2005 42(3) 144-183
    Perioperative Management of Special Populations: Immunocompromised Host
    Desai, Kuo Surgery Clinics of North America 2005 85(6) 1267-1282

    Honors & Awards

    • ASTS-Novartis
      Fellowship in Transplantation (2001)
    • International Pediatric Transplant Association
      Travel Grant (2000)
    • Stanford University School of Medicine
      John Henry Smith Award (2000)
    • Transplantation Society
      Travel Grant (2000)
    • Pfizer/American College of Surgeson
      Travel Award (1999)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
    • International Pediatric Transplant Association
    • Society of University Surgeons
    • United Network of Organ Sharing