Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Rheumatology
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Pseudogout
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
View all 23 Specialties +


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About Shailey Desai, MD

Shailey Desai, MD, a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease at Cleveland Clinic.

 Dr. Desai received her bachelor's degree in Cell and Developmental Biology with a psychology minor cum laude at the University of Rochester. Having completed her degree a year early, she worked for the subsequent year at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, researching the effects of a neuroendocrine transcription factor. She then received her medical degree with a distinction in research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Desai completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Michigan. During her fellowship, she pursued research studying cardiovascular risk factor management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Also during fellowship, she was the recipient of the Thomas D. Pallela Award For Excellence in Teaching in the Division of Rheumatology.

She currently serves on the American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Item-Writing Task Force.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/14/2019, Dr. Desai has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

210 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

excellent doctor- very caring with me and my concerns. Took her time to listen

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

I like Dr. Dsai a lot. She always gives me the time I need and is always caring.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr Desai is extremely thorough.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

absolutely love Dr Desai!

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr Desai always promptly answers questions if I email her. When I left this week, I wanted to book again for October but was told late November was the earliest I could schedule.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

The care and compassion the Dr Desai gives us outstanding. I'm blessed to have her!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Desai listens to my concerns and is always very caring in her answers.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

My experience with Dr. Desai was outstanding! She listened to all of my concerns and gave me options for my health care plan. I highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Desai is very thorough and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Desai was so very kind! Though her day was full of patients, she made me feel like she was not in any hurry to rush me through. She was patient and made me feel like I was her only patient that day. She took time to listen, give me direction, explain treatment. I know I can trust Dr. Desai to have my best interest at heart.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Desai, is an excellent doctor. she takes the time to listen to questions and concerns. Also, gives a complete exam for my issues. I am a very appreciative of her expertise and caring ways.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

very caring dr !!!!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr. immediately addressed my concerns and started a treatment plan even though I was visiting her for a second opinion. She was sympathetic to the lack of pain management I was currently receiving and suggested other ways to treat it. Her aggressive ideas gave me hope for improvement in my quality of life.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Had to wait five months to see this doctor. I also have to wait several months to see my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr Desai is always friendly and courteous, listening well to my concerns

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

I have had chronic health probelms for many years. Since the very first visit with Dr. Desai I was listened to, treated compassionately, and she was able to diagnose my rare disease. She started immediate treatment and improved my quality of life. I am so thankful for her and for her lovely staff.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

experiences with Dr Desai have always been great

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Desai was wonderful. She informed me of what she was doing step by step when giving me my injections. I really liked her.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

the doctor is very professional and displays a sincere concern and interest in her patients

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

I like Dr. Dasai very much. She is very kind and professional. She did seem very rushed this visit though.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr Desai is very caring and thorough in her exam and dicussions

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

I was seen immediately upon arrival in the waiting area. The doctor was available within minutes in the exam room

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Always have a great experience at this office. Dr Desai is a wonderful compassionate and caring Physician.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

One of the things that was irritating was having to do the tablet questions EACH time I visited any doctor. I don't mind doing it once a year maybe, but EACH TIME I VISIT A DOCTOR?!? Come on I think it is a bit excessive.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

Dr. Desai is not only an excellent rheumatologist, but always listens to any concerns! She is great!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

Dr. Desai is great.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

some difficulty getting a follow up appointment, but the doctor was able to arrange it.I don't call the office on the phone because it is so difficult to speak to the right person. I use MyChart messaging instead.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Dr.. Desai is fantastic.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Dr. Desai is a very kind, intelligent physician. I was having terrible Osteo arthritis swelling in my knees and she gave me a Cortisone shot.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

I am very pleased with Dr. Desai and her course of treatment. She listens to my concerns and addresses them. I am very grateful she is my rheumatologist as I have been dealing with this disease for over 40 years! Thank you

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

I was taken to an exam room immediately and Dr. Desai saw me within 3 minutes. She then took her time with me, which I really appreciated!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Dr.Desai, is a very caring and compassionate Doctor! I am highly impressed with her knowledge and care that she is providing me. she has helped me when no one else wanted to take the time and for that I am forever grateful!

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