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 5/1/2020, 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

199 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

33 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I feel extremely fortunate to have Dr. Desai as my Rheumatologist. I've been searching for one for almost two years at Cleveland Clinic and have been very discouraged until now. I am finally able to tolerate the pain now because it has lessened a good deal.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

she's a great doctor and very compassionate

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

with the Covid-19, thus is a great and safe way to communicate with the doctor.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

the doctor was very thorough in the questions and explanation

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

I've had all positive and productive talks with the doctor and scheduler. Saved me timeand money.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

I would definitely recommend Dr. Desai to anyone. She's caring & always very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I was very happy with my appt. with Dr. Desai. She listened to and addressed all my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

will not recommend this provider because the wait for an appointment is at least 10 months.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

*Dr. Desai's care coordinator helps make appointments. If it were not for that, I would have had to wait much longer.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Desai to another friend with lupus and she has an appointment in February. I am really happy seeing Dr. Desai.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Liked the doctor very mush

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Desai is thorough, caring, listens, friendly.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. S. Desai is excellent! Listens to what you says. Explains thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr. Desai took the time to call me on a Friday night to discuss some positive results with me that would need close follow up with a specialist. She went above and beyond. I really appreciated how much she cared.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

I had to schedule my appt 9 mos out instead of 8 because the doctor is booked out so far.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

thank you so much Dr. Desai. feels like the first time, a M.D. has summed up and clearly explained all my tests and my diagnosis!

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