Treatment & Services
- Cardio-Oncology Center
- Cardiovascular Imaging
- Cardiovascular Imaging Section
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- General Cardiology
- Heart Imaging
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
- Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
- Pericardial Diseases Center
- Stress Testing
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aorta Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Atrial Septal Defects
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
- Congenital Valve Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Heart Attack
- Heart Disease
- Heart Murmur
- Heart Related Illnesses
- Heart Valve Disease
- Heart Valve Infections
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Marfan Syndrome
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Mitral Valve Regurgitation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Pericardial Cyst
- Pericardial Disease
- Pericardial Effusion
- Pulmonary Valve Disease
- Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
- Radiation Heart Disease
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Fellowship - Allegheny General Hospital-Suburban Campus
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL USA
Internship - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL USA
Medical School - N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
- Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
Heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic disorders, complex coronary artery disease, pericardial disease, pericarditis, radiation heart disease. Dr. Desai has special interest in multimodality cardiovascular imaging, including echocardiogram, computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Awards & Honors
Research & Publications
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180 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.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
15 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018
I was really impressed with the efficiency of my appointments. I reached a check in desk early and was taken early. some of the stations I was done with my appointment before my start time. Also, Dr. Desai was so helpful and accommodating. It was comforting to hear from the doctor a simple explanation of my symptoms and ways to help alleviate further problems.
Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018
Clevland clinic is the most efficient facility I've ever visited. I thought it being a large hospital and all it would be difficult navigating but I was mistaken, it was very easy. Dr Desai is very knowledgeable and personable and I'm extremely happy I chose to see him with my complex heart issues.
Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018
I don't recall much discussion about follow-up care, but that was very well covered with the several other physicians I spoke with.
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018
Privacy is much better at this facility than any other hospital or Physician's office that I have been in they really do go the extra mile to provide privacy at all times during all procedures and exams
Reviewed on May 16, 2018
Dr. Desai was fantastic! He explained and listened so well. Very impressed with him
Reviewed on May 7, 2018
Dr. Desai is extremely knowledgeable withmy condition. I was very pleased witheverything that was spoken and with the tests selected. Thank you all and Dr. DesaiVery very much.
Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018
Dr desai fully explained my condition and future prognosis.
Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018
From making the appointments through checking in, testing, and seeng my provider, all were handled efficiently and on time.
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
exceeded my expectations. the process was efficient and timely. I never felt rushed with the Dr. pleasantly surprised and will highly recommend Cleveland Clinic
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
The care provider was an excellent communicator. He answered all my questions. He took extra time to explain why a CT scan provides more accurate results than an MRA for my case (sinus of aorta), showing me comparative pictures from each (the CT scan was much clearer yielding more accurate measurements).
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
Dr Desai and his staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient !
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018
Dr Desai took excess time to research my case and personally deliver bad news.
Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017
Experience could not have been better outstanding relationship with Dr. DeSai.
Reviewed on Nov 6, 2017
Explained things well.
Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017
Dr Desai fantastic! shows friendliness and compassion
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