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

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • American College of Surgeons
    Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management (2017)
  • American College of Surgeons
    Faculty Research Fellowship Grant (2006)
  • ASTS-Novartis
    Fellowship in Transplantation (2001)
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
    John Henry Smith Award (2000)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Board of Surgery (2016)
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • United Network of Organ Sharing