I am a hematologist and my area of expertise is treating patients with sickle cell disease, a non-cancerous blood disease that can cause a variety of very serious complications for patients. At the OSUCCC – James, I am a part of a multidisciplinary team that treats these patients and provides them with unique opportunities for clinical trials of alternative therapies to treat their disease.
I serve as director of sickle cell research for The Ohio State University and am co-director of the Sickle Cell Program. In addition, I’m involved in a variety of related national organizations, including the boards of the American Society of Hematology Sickle Cell Disease Guideline Committee and the Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network. I also serve an associate professor of internal medicine for Ohio State and have authored more than a dozen articles for publication as well as presented nearly 40 abstracts and presentations.
What I enjoy most working at The James is the tremendous desire of people to work together to provide optimal care for patients. We put aside our egos, collaborate and strive toward providing the best care and treatment for our patients in an effort to improve lives and outcomes.
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Desai has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.
The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page
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Patient Comments (9 total comments)
Dr. Payal made me clarify and prioritize my needs. She repeated them then offered solutions other than meds to help solve the problem. 3-5. Showed compassion knew immediately I should not be on a medicine given by an ED physician.
Very polite & clear.
She seemed like she didn't care.
Very nice and helpful.
Dr. Desai is the best!
Your doctors saved my life. Very thankful for this hospital, doctors & nurses.
Dr. Desai is always personable and energetic. Her dedication to the study of sickle cell disease is a breath of fresh air.
The visit turned out to be a pleasant experience. I have already recommended Dr. Desai to family.