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
- 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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165 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017
I have an excellent, long standing doctor/ patient relationship with Dr Desai. I am always pleased with my care, even when the test results were not good.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017
Dr. Desai is an excellent doctor -- he understood my case history very well, and he explained my options clearly. His manner was friendly and caring.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2017
very caring of his patients neefs
Reviewed on Dec 19, 2016
I would rate this experience a 10 #.
Reviewed on Nov 21, 2016
Dr. M. Desai was very detailed discussing the open heart surgery I need. He is the best! I have never experienced any Dr. to come close to Dr. Desai.
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016
very pleased with provider.
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016
I can't say enough about how wonderful my experience at my appointment was. you should give classes in niceness.
Reviewed on Aug 22, 2016
Total experience was excellent. I highly recommend this caring sensitive Cardiologist.
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2016
A very good experience.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2016
Dr Desai was very helpful with decisions regarding the timing of my upcoming surgery and coordinated with the surgeon to assure that both of them were on the same page.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2016
All aspects of the visit and treatment were excellent. Its hard to understand how an organization as large aw the Clinic can be so caring and friendly
Reviewed on May 18, 2016
Reviewed on May 16, 2016
my wife and I traveled from marco island, fl. to the clinic, based on my research for my aortic stenosis condition. our time and money spent was well worth the visit!! we were first time visitors and very impressed with the clinics state of the art equipment and in particular, Dr. Milind Desai !!! we already made our next appt. for November of 2016 with the good doctor.
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