Milind Desai, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, cardiac CT and nuclear cardiology. He holds dual appointment in the departments of cardiovascular medicine and radiology.
Dr. Desai's is an expert in multi-modality cardiovascular imaging, having achieved the highest level of proficiency in all imaging modalities, including Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.
His patient-related interests include evaluation and management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, complex valvular disease, complex coronary artery disease, pericardial diseases and radiation heart disease.
His research interests include the following: noninvasive atherosclerosis imaging using CT and MRI, understanding the role of evolving techniques, such as cardiac CT in cardiac risk prediction. all aspects of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy research, multimodality imaging and outcomes assessment in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathies, outcomes in radiation heart disease.
A native of India, Dr. Desai received his medical degree from NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India. Throughout his academic training, Dr. Desai was honored for his academic excellence. He did his internship and residency in internal medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He continued his clinical training with a fellowship in nuclear cardiology from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a fellowship in general cardiology from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, a fellowship in general cardiology and cardiovascular imaging from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and a fellowship in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.
Dr. Desai has also served as a staff nuclear cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He had academic appointment as a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and served as a visiting assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University.
He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and book chapters on his specialty interests in publications such as Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European heart Journal, Heart, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, American Journal of Cardiology and the American Heart Journal.
He is a reviewer multiple journals including Nature Medicine, Circulation, Journal of American College of Cardiology, JACC Imaging, Circulation imaging, ATVB, Heart, American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, and JCCT. Dr. Desai is a guest editor for JACC and on editorial board of JACC imaging and Journal of Cardiac CT.
He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association (AHA), Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (SCCT), and European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He also serves as an abstract grader for AHA, ESC and SCCT. He has been nominated as FACC, FAHA and FESC by the respective organizations.
He serves on the admission committee of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is on the board of directors and the current chairman of the examination committee for the certification board of cardiac CT. He also serves on multiple committees for SCCT. He serves on the education committee of American College of Cardiology and has helped write the international guidelines for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, multimodality imaging in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and appropriateness criteria for cardiac CT; which have been published in major cardiology journals like JACC and circulation.
He has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics of his specialty interests.