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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

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone injections
  • Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Orthobiologics
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 100 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/16/2021, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

216 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr. Desai listens to all my concerns and has a solution and addresses them to my satisfaction.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

very good experience - Dr. Desai was friendly, caring and helpful.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Desai has a very kind, listening heart. I have benefited from her patience and her concern. I would like others to experience her calm manner and good care.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I really like Dr. Dsai. She is a very caring and concerned dr.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

I love Dr. Shailey Desai! She is very caring and is a great listener. She has helped me a lot.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

dr desai is very accommodating

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

dr desai always makes me feel comfortable. I can ask her anything and she takes the time to listen and explain. she is always concerned for my well being.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

My doctor was friendly, polite and respectful.I have always had great care at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

My appt with Dr Deshai helped me greatly.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

I did recommend the doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

dr. Desai is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr.Desai was AMAZING!! She was extremely attentive and cared immensely. Also I would like to add that she is a fantastic note taker. If I need a rheumatologist in the future I will go back to her.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

This was my first time to see Dr. Desai and she was fantastic. She was so caring and listened to everything I had to say. I'm so glad and fortunate to be able to have her as my rheumatologist now!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr Desai always takes time to listen and address any concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

I was very happy with my overall visit, and am much relieved to finally have a Dr. that can address these problems.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021


Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

I love seeing Dr. Desai. She listened, is kind and sincerely pays attention. She even remembers things about me, my family and my life

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Lovely, caring, intelligent doctor who took time to discuss my tests and concerns. She really put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I have been going through a lot of doctors trying to figure out what is wrong with me, and she was the first to just take a moment to say, I'm sorry you are going through all this and I want to get you better. She was so caring and thorough and didn't rush me. AMAZING DOCTOR!!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

I was extremely pleased to meet Dr. Desai. She was good at explaining plans going forward and had a good understanding of my past even though this was my first visit with her. I would be happy if she remained at CCF Strongsville.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Initial visit was scheduled as video. Did not work out but Dr. Desai called me and we had a good appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Desai was wonderful. She listened to my history and courteous and caring. She explained my condition in words I could easily understand. She went over my treatment options and made sure my wife and I had all of our questions answered. She relieved my anxiety and gave me hope for relief of my symptoms.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

there was a long waiting list but after meeting Dr. Desai I completely understand why!! She is remarkable

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

After having unpleasant rheumatologist, I finally found Dr. Desai who is extremely pleasant and I trust her care immensely.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

I love the Clinic and I love Dr. Desai

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr Desai is an excellent doctor, caring, a good listener.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Dr. Desai was very caring and she listened to my concerns. she explained everything thoroughly and multiple times asked if I had any questions.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Desai was very professional and courteous and listened to my concerns about a new medication she wanted to prescribe for my arthritis. I listened to the benefits of the medication and felt better about taking it.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Love Doctor Desia.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Always a great experience with this wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

I love going to the Strongsville, Ohio Cleveland Clinic. Every one is so nice and helpful. Dr. Desai is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Desai to a friend and they think she's great.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Desai is great and is very good at responding

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Desai was fantastic. Great bedside manner, easy to talk to, thorough and kind.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

provider explained things and answered questions throughly. nice visit

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Shailey Desai was very nice and took extra care and patience to answer all my questions and concerns. I still prefer an in person visit.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Very Good Experience, happy with how smoothly everything went from beginning to end to meeting the dr. for the first time! very happy

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Desai, kind, pleasant she explained everything in a way I could very easily understand

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I love *Dr. Desai she deserves an award!!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. was one of the only people to really listen to me - spent the time without any rush to listen and assess my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr.DeSai is great. I love her as my doctor. If she ever left Cleveland Clinic which I hope she never does. But I'm going with her

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr Desai is extremely caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

when we started the the appointment, the doctor couldnt hear my voice, so gratefully she switched to face time, so she can talk to me.that was very nice of her.

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