Total Foot & Ankle of Tampa Bay
Dr. Desai is currently a resident at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL and is ecstatic to be joining the Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay team after he completes his residency this summer. Born in Passaic, NJ but raised in Tampa, he is very excited to start working in the same town he grew up in.
He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida with a minor in Biomedical Physics and BS in Cell & Molecular Biology, before graduating from Temple University's School of Podiatric Medicine in 2020. He currently serves as the Chief Resident during his final year at the Tampa Veterans Hospital.
Dr. Desai's specialties include bunion surgery, foot reconstruction, ankle replacement, arthroscopic surgery, post-traumatic management, sports injuries, fractures, tendon injuries, wound care, as well as new advances such as minimally invasive surgery. He believes in building a strong interpersonal relationship with his patients by treating them with respect and giving them a chance to be heard. With his patient-focused method he is able to tailor treatment that is specific to the goals of each individual patient.
He is fluent in English and Gujarati. His interests/hobbies include traveling with his fiance, exercising, flag football, and bicycling. He also loves cooking and hanging out with family and friends.