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Dr. Desai is a board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years of experience treating all types of cancers. He has spent the past 20 years caring for patients in the New Jersey area and feels a strong sense of commitment to the region and compassion towards the patients who undertake this courageous journey.
Dr. Desai completed his medical school training at Kurnool Medical College in Andhra Pradesh, India. After working in both India and England for several years, he moved to the United States in the 1990s and completed residency training at the renowned Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. He subsequently worked at several institutions, and also served as the chairman of radiation oncology at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, a position he held for 16 years. His interests include multimodality treatment of cancer with radiosurgery approach to oligometastatic disease, ultra-hypofractionation of prostate cancer and breast cancer.
A cancer diagnosis is a challenging and unfamiliar terrain for patients and their loved ones to navigate. Dr. Desai believes it is a privilege to care for patients diagnosed with cancer, and his goal to provide exceptional and compassionate care to them and their families. He participates in multiple tumor boards and working with other colleagues in surgical oncology, medical oncology and other supportive services, he with other team members is able come up with the best multimodal approach that serves the patient needs. The determination, grit, and grace of caring for cancer patients never ceases to amaze him. His goal is to aid patients on their medical journey, to cure when possible, to palliate when needed, and to always provide comfort and support.