Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Medina Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Medical Weight Management
  • Weight Loss Medications/Drugs
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Obesity and Chronic Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Arizona Department of Family Medicine
Family Medicine
Tucson, AZ USA

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Medical Weight Loss, Women's Health, Musculoskeletal injuries, Telemedicine

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 5/26/2020, 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.

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

123 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 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

After discussion about a possible side effect of a medication, Dr. Desai made room for a nurse visit the following morning.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr. Desai was wonderful and collected the info she needed to make a proper treatment plan. I am thankful she listened to me and I was able to start meds quickly. I am already feeling a little better. Looking forward to my in person visit in 6 weeks.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

ive never had an issue getting an appointment with Dr Desai

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Desai is very good about explaining what is going on, listening to my concerns and trying to work with me to find the best solution. She stays in touch and always is good with communication.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr. Desai is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

I do prefer in person visits. Some times it is difficult getting to see a doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr. Desai is a wonderful physician and has helped me with her supported concern for me. At that time, it meant the world to me.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Desai is always very friendly and listens to all of my concerns. She is very through and I feel comfortable with her.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

as in every encounter, Dr. Desai, provides the best care. I am pleased and grestful

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. M. Desai does a very good job of explaining everything. She is a good listener and makes an effort to answer all questions.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr Desai is a very learned, respectful and kind Physician.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr Desai is always kind and respectful.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

I called the appointment line to make an appointment and was told it would have to be a virtual visit since I've been coughing. I was told they would make it a priority and someone would call me back from my doctor's office. After waiting 24 hours and no call, I sent a message to my doctor through My Chart. Dr Desai's office was great and called me right back to set up the appointment that day. They told me they never received anything from the appointment desk about my call to make an appointment. Dr Desai's staff was excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Love Dr. Desai

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Desai called right on time and was well prepared. I also tried to be prepared with my weight, blood pressure, medications and medical concerns. We had a very nice conversation, almost like it was face to face. It was a good telephone appointment and I would do it again! I like Dr. Desai very much.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Desai always shows kindness in her interactions, provides thorough care, & is patient when answering any & all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Lutheran Hospital made the appointment with Dr. Desai upon release. I was told of the appointment upon release and received a call to remind me and see if I needed help with the Zoom appointment. There was plenty of notification and it was not difficult to download Zoom, to be accessed via MyChart for the appointment, per the MyCare online instructions.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

I have had all of the good experiences enumerated above with Dr. Malini Desai during every appointment I have had with Dr. Desai. She is always respectful, stresses working with me, gives good explanations regarding possible treatments, finds answers to my questions right away, is clear in her communications with me and is my trusted Primary Care provider. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Desai to others.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Lutheran/Cleveland Clinic hospital communicated effectively with my Primary Care provider to set up an appointment with my physician and set up a home care plan.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Most concerned doctor I ever had

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Doctor as always went above and beyond!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

since I became a patient of Dr. Desai, I have her now caring for my husband, his mother as well as mine. we all love her.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr Desai is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Love my Doctor. She couldn't be better.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Desai is a very knowledgeable, caring, doctor. She is a wonderful asset to Medina Hospital & Cleveland Clinic.

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