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Dev M. Desai, M.D., Ph.D.
Dev M. Desai, M.D., Ph.D.

Dev M. Desai, M.D., Ph.D.

Program Director - Transplant Surgery Fellowship, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Chief, Pediatric Transplantation - Children's Medical Center Dallas

  • Distinguished Scholar in Medical Research
  • Surgery - Surgical Transplantation
  • Kidney & Liver Transplantation Surgery
  • Kidney Transplant Surgery

Biography

Dev M. Desai, M.D., Ph.D., is the Regents Distinguished Scholar in Medical Research and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics in the Division of Surgical Transplantation at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in pediatric and adult liver, kidney, pancreas, and intestinal transplantation, as well as open and laparoscopic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, portal hypertensive vascular decompression procedures, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He is also Chief of Pediatric Transplantation at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. 

Dr. Desai earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also earned a doctorate in immunology. He completed a residency in surgery and a fellowship in transplant surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. 

Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007. 

Dr. Desai conducts translational research in transplantation and gives presentations and lectures around the world on his research. The author of numerous scholarly articles, he also serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Robotic Surgery and as a reviewer for Hepatology Journal, Journal of Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Transplantation Journal, and journals published by Nature Publishing Group.

He serves on the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Halsted Surgical Society, the International Pediatric Transplant Association, the International Liver Transplantation Society, the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons, and the Society of University Surgeons. He’s also an active participant on the Kidney Transplantation Committee of the United Network of Organ Sharing, which regulates organ allocation policy in the United States.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Stanford University Hospital (2001-2003), Transplant Surgery
  • Residency - Stanford University Hospital (1998-2001), General Surgery
  • Research Fellowship - Stanford University Hospital (1997-1998), General Surgery
  • Residency - Stanford University Hospital (1996-1997), General Surgery
  • Internship - Stanford University Hospital (1995-1996), General Surgery
  • Medical School - University of California at San Francisco (1988-1995)
  • Graduate School - University of California at San Francisco (1991-1994)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Board of Surgery (2016), Director
  • United Network of Organ Sharing
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
Honors & Awards
  • American College of Surgeons 2006, Faculty Research Fellowship Grant
  • Stanford University School of Medicine 2000, John Henry Smith Award
  • ASTS-Novartis 2001, Fellowship in Transplantation
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Kidney & Liver Transplantation Surgery
  • Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Liver Transplant Surgery

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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