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

Strongsville Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration of Injectable Medications for Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • 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 (FMF)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • HIV
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 90 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 10/2/2023, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

276 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

The whole staff was wonderful. I love Dr Desai. I wouldn't trade her for the world

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr was very thorough and explained everything clearly

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Care provider excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Honestly I was amazed at how quickly I was able to see my Provider.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I'm sure appointments with Dr. Desai are in high demand. It is difficult to schedule less than one year in advance.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I much prefer to see Dr. Desai rather than an NP - I feel she listens, understands, and explains well. Appointments with her feel collaborative and I do feel that she cares about my well-being.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr dasai and her staff are top notch. Other departments with in the clinic could learn from them

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr dasai has a wonder personality and is great at her specialty.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Doctor was professional, thorough, kind, good listener and made me feel comfortable and that my questions were addressed.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Overall one of the best visits I've had. A doctor who listened, took their time and answered all questions/concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Desai is kind, listens and is very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

When trying to call and get in the process of getting to Dr. Desai's office was not easy. I kept getting passed from one operator to another and after 40 minutes on hold for different operators, a nice operator helped and got the appointment scheduled.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I loved the fact that Dr. Desai knew who I was walking in the door. Remembered that we had talked about my son the last time and asked about him. It made me feel seen, not just a number on a chart but an actual person!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr Desai is so caring and professional. She explains and listens very well.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr. Desai is a excellent doctor who listens well, and is concerned about her patients issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

An excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Desai is the absolute best. Nobody comes close.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Desai addressed every concern before I had even mentioned them. She is easy to talk to, explains everything well and listened to my questions and made me feel heard and respected.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

She made me feel very comfortable and listened and provided a thorough response. She cared.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Desai is a wonderful doctor and caring individual

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Desai is absolutely incredible.a saint. Best doctor ever

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Desai is an amazing doctor who is very personable and remembers things most people don't. She is so thorough and I feel great knowing I'm in her care.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Always have a great visit with Dr Desai

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

She is very thorough and always asks if the treatment plan is ok.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr desi is the best

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Desai is awesome!!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. DeSai that's my girl. I Love her. Will never see anyone else......

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

A very good experience and very nice and comforting Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

She took her time explaining treatment options and possible side effects.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Although there was a wait of many months to see Dr. Desai, the wait was worthwhile

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

I had a personality conflict with my previous rheumatologist. I explained the issues and Dr. Desai was extremely intuitive in understanding that I was not able to trust my previous provider. She was kind, she listened attentively, she respected the knowledge I have about both my own body and about the human body and biology in general. My last provider did not do this. I would highly recommend and will highly recommend Dr. Desai to other people who need rheumatology.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

She is one of the most caring, detail oriented doctor I've been seen by. She truly takes the time needed no matter how busy she is. I'm grateful.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr Desai very professional. Listens and discusses with patient

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr Desai is very professional

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr Desai is so nice and pleasant and warm and cared about my concerns

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Can't imagine going through my health issues without Dr. Desai!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Doctor was very kind

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Desai the best. I appreciate her and her team

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Desai is most pleasant and ver thorough. She is kind and compassionate. Thank you

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Desai is very personable and I feel that she genuinely cares about my health.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Desai is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr. Desai was extremely helpful with interactions between her office and my primary care physicians office

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr. DeSai is easy to talk with and listens sincerely

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr Desai and Tanya are incredible!!!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Already have referred friends to this doctor and all say a big thank you. Dr Desai is patient, listens and is always so kind and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

The doctor was wonderful in her demeanor, interest, and explaining what needed to be done and why. Dr Desai scheduled for me a follow-up and means to reach her if in the interim I had any complications.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Desai is a great doctor. She takes time to listen and explain things. She actually cares about her patients. She is worth the many months of waiting to get an appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Everything and everyone was great. My only complaint about the Cleveland Clinic is, as a previous patient it shouldn't take 5 plus months to get in to see your doctor, especially when I explained to the call taker my pain & reoccurring issues. My doctor, Desai Is very Intelligent within her field, so she was worth the long wait, but I suffered in the meantime.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr. Desai is so great. She is so thorough and addresses every concern. I'm so thankful for her.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Desai is very nice and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

My experience with Dr Desai and her staff has always been pleasant and very helpful with my multitude of medical problems. She is one of thr few medical persons who treats my problems seriously and with respect. Very high praise to her and her staff.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

DeShawn Jones is just as awesome as Dr desai and I see her multiple times a year. I am moving soon out of the area but will continue my care with this team. They are amazing to work with.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Very professional staff & Doctor very comfortable to talk too

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Desai goes above and beyond as well as her staff. She was the 5th Rheumatologist I have been to and she is going to be my Dr. Now forever. She really listened to my concerns as a person and a patient. For the first time in my life having an autoimmune problem was throughly addressed and I am actually getting better. Back to my life. I brought my Fianc to this appt. And he was so happy with her also.I give her TEN STARS

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Seems to have a very good command of her expertise and ability to express herself. Very competent.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

If there was a number 10 I would give the Dr that rating.Dr Desai was so thorough but more importantly concerned about my well-being I'm sure I was her last appointment and she took her time with me. She called me the next day to give further details and afterwards communicated with me via my-chart.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

I love Dr Desai.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr and staff very knowledgeable

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