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Nimesh D. Desai, MD, PhD

Nimesh D. Desai, MD, PhD Surgeon

Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Research Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Desai is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Stent Graft
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Valve Surgery
  • Off-Pump Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Partial Sternotomy Aortic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI)
  • Revascularization
  • Stent Graft
  • Stent Graft Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Transcatheter Valvular Therapy
  • Valve Replacement in the Elderly
  • Ventricular Assist Device

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Western Ontario
Residency: University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Heart Association, National Delaware Valley STS Quality Improvement Initiative, Local Eastern Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Society, Local International Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery, International Society of Thoracic, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Desai is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Desai ND, Bavaria JE.: Aortic dissection. Mastery in Cardiothoracic Surgery. : 2015 (in press).

Desai ND, Acker MA.: Hybrid approach to ventricular tachycardia with endocardial and epicardial approaches. Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach. : 2015 (in press).

Rylski B, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Milewski RK, Desai ND.: Central vs. peripheral cannulation for type A aortic dissection: A propensity-matched analysis. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery : 2015 (In press).

Jassar Arminder S, Desai Nimesh D, Kobrin Dale, Pochettino Alberto, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Milewski Rita K, McCarthy Fenton, Maniaci Jon, Szeto Wilson Y, Bavaria Joseph E: Outcomes of aortic root replacement after previous aortic root replacement: the "true" redo root. The Annals of thoracic surgery 99 (5): 1601-9,2015.

Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Gottret Jean-Paul, Bavaria Joseph E, Desai Nimesh D, Szeto Wilson Y: Endovascular repair of the ascending aorta in patients at high risk for open repair. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 149 (2 Suppl): S144-50,2015.

Desai Nimesh D, Gottret Jean-Paul, Szeto Wilson Y, McCarthy Fenton, Moeller Patrick, Menon Rohan, Jackson Benjamin, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Wang Grace J, Fairman Ronald, Bavaria Joseph E: Impact of timing on major complications after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for acute type B aortic dissection. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 149 (2 Suppl): S151-6,2015.

Bavaria Joseph E, Desai Nimesh, Szeto Wilson Y, Komlo Caroline, Rhode Tyler, Wallen Tyler, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth: Valve-sparing root reimplantation and leaflet repair in a bicuspid aortic valve: comparison with the 3-cusp David procedure. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 149 (2 Suppl): S22-8,2015.

Rylski Bartosz, Milewski Rita K, Bavaria Joseph E, Branchetti Emanuela, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Szeto Wilson Y, Desai Nimesh D: Outcomes of surgery for chronic type A aortic dissection. The Annals of thoracic surgery 99 (1): 88-93,2015.

Gutsche JT, Patel PA, Walsh EK, Sophocles A, Chern SS, Jones DB, Anwaruddin S, Desai ND, Weiss SJ, Augoustides JG.: New frontiers in aortic therapy: Focus on current trials and devices in transcatheter aortic valve replacement. [Review] Journal of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia : 2015.

Rylski Bartosz, Milewski Rita K, Bavaria Joseph E, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Moser William, Szeto Wilson Y, Desai Nimesh D: Long-term results of aggressive hemiarch replacement in 534 patients with type A aortic dissection. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 148 (6): 2981-5,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 6th Floor Silverstein Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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