Bio

Bio


Dr. Tina Desai earned her MD (1991) from the Brown University Medical Education Program in Providence, Rhode Island. She then completed a surgical residency in General Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, including a 2-yr research fellowship. She completed her Vascular Surgery Fellowship training at the University of Chicago Hospitals (1999).
Dr. Desai has additionally completed a year-long fellowship in Medical Ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago (2008).

Dr. Desai has previously served on the surgical faculty at the University of Chicago as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Endovascular Services until 2010, and as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago after joining NorthShore University HealthSystem in the Division of Vascular Surgery until 2015.

In July 2015, Dr. Desai joined the faculty of Stanford University Division of Vascular Surgery and maintains a primary practice at Marin General Hospital.

Dr. Desai has a special interest in endovascular and surgical treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic pathology, carotid artery occlusive disease, and peripheral vascular disease. She also has an interest in visceral ischemic syndromes and thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Desai’s research interests include mesenteric ischemia, vena cava filters in deep vein thrombosis, medical ethics, and the development of structured clinical documentation systems. She maintains a strong interest in resident and fellow education.

Clinical Focus


  • Vascular Surgery

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Instructor, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1999 - 2000)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2000 - 2010)
  • Faculty, Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2008 - 2010)
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2011 - 2015)
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2015 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2000)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1999)
  • Fellowship:The University of Chicago Medical Center (1999) IL
  • Residency:The University of Chicago Medical Center (1998) IL
  • Internship:The University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics (1992) IL
  • Medical Education:Brown University Alpert Medical School (1991) RI

Teaching

2017-18 Courses