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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 Elbow
  • 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
  • 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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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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

270 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr. Desai is the best! She listens, guides & genuinely cares about me!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Always have a very good experience in Dr. Desai's office.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Love Dr. Desai she is an amazing provider!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Always recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

There was no problem. I simply received a scheduled shot by Dr. Desai.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I love Dr. Desai. She is so friendly and actually listens to me and is very helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Desai is exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Desai is very attentive, she listens to my concerns, and she comes up with solutions Or constantly looking for ways to improve the pain that I feel daily due to my psoriatic arthritis

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Desai is the best doctor that I see. She is always so helpful and really listens.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Usually wait 10+ minutes to get person to talk to and months to get an an appointment because dr is booked.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr seemed to be in a hurry to get done. This was the first time she acted like that.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

She is very friendly and kind. Everything is explained in detail .

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

I felt Dr. Desai genuinely cared about me and my course of treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr Deasai's staff is all wonderful. If I have a question it is answered quickly. They saw that she was getting busy and got me scheduled out into the future. I'm very happy with her practice

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

I trust Dr Desai. She listens and understands what I tell her. She is the best rheumatologist I have had.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr.Desai is easy to talk to I love her!!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Love Dr Desai, she is always helpful and compassionate. I have great trust in her

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

My Favorite Dr. Desai. , always exemplary treatment

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Desai is incredibly accessible and responsive

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Desai is amazing... I can't say enough about her.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Dasi is very thorough and has empathy for your needs. She is so caring and explains everything in very simple terms. I wouldn't want to see anyone else. At Cleveland clinic I feel at home.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

The nurse for Dr. Dasi is amazing and very caring. You can tell she loves her job and her patients.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Very good experience. Dr. Desai took time to answer all my questions. She explained things to me thoroughly and in a manner which I understood. The appointment was productive and positive. Another excellent Cleveland Clinic physician.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

The doctor was outstanding. She was caring and very helpful!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Desai is why I drive 2.5 hours each way. She is an incredible provider.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Desai and her entire staff are awesome and showed compassion for my mother.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

I am very happy with the care I receive from the doctor. She always explains things and is very caring.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Desai's office runs smoothly and I wish all drs followed her protocol. Amazing!!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Desai is very special. She is compassionate and listens. Her office is so efficient in response time for email inquiries, test results, questions, etc. Just wonderful example of how an office should function.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

She took the time to get to know me and she listened to my concerns!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Office vist to the point, the Dr listens well and communicates in a way that we cover a lot of information in a short amount of time.It is nice because I drove an hour each way for the office visit

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Desai is an outstanding physician and should be recognized.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

All good love Dr.Desai she is always so nice and polite and very caring and sttaff is awesome to

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

I've been with Dr.Desai for a number of years and she's awesome

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Desai is a wonderful caring doctor as well as a human being.

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

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

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Care provider excellent.

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......

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