Dr. Amit P. Desai
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is an exciting field with a wide spectrum of acute and chronic diseases. I chose the field because we as gastroenterologists can truly help patients who suffer from these diseases. The field focuses on many organs and encompasses a broad variety of diseases as they relate to the abdomen and GI tract – from the stomach, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder to the small intestine and colon. The breadth of medical issues within this specialty allows us as gastroenterologists to develop comprehensive yet focused care for our patients.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
I have developed an interest in all aspects of GI and liver diseases. I have an additional year of focused, subspecialty training in interventional/therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, enteral stenting and the management of complex intestinal, colonic, pancreatic or biliary diseases.
Where did you study?
Medical School: UT School of Medicine - San Antonio
Residency: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship: Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City
Interventional/Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
Avid sports fan and enjoy attending games or playing basketball, soccer or tennis in my spare time Enjoy theatre and arts and trying new restaurants around the city.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
Speaker in gastroenterology at Digestive Disease Week
Research awards from NY Society for GI Endoscopy Research & the American College of Gastroenterology
Graduated at the top of my medical school class
Alpha Omega Alpha recipient
Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society
Do you fluently speak any other languages in addition to English?
Spanish (minor in college)
Please list your professional affiliations.
American Gastroenterology Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy