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Nimesh D. Desai, MD, PhD

Nimesh D. Desai, MD, PhD Surgeon

Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Research Program Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Desai is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Nimesh D. Desai

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015, 2016

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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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 Replacement in Elderly
  • 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
  • Ventricular Assist Device

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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 Program Committee, International Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Desai is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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:

Sultan I, Siki MA, Bavaria JE, Dibble TR, Savino DC, Kilic A, Szeto W, Vallabhajosyula P, Fairman RM, Jackson BM, Wang GJ, Desai ND: Predicting Distal Aortic Remodeling After Endovascular Repair for Chronic DeBakey III Aortic Dissection. Annals of Thoracic Surgery : 2018.

McCarthy FH, Desai ND: Long-term outcomes will determine the cost-effective approach to aortic valve disease. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : 2018.

Wallen TJ, Szeto W, Williams M, Atluri P, Arnaoutakis G, Fults M, Sultan I, Desai N, Acker M, Vallabhajosyula P: Tricuspid valve endocarditis in the era of the opioid epidemic. Journal of cardiac surgery : 2018.

O'Brien SM, Feng L, He X, Xian Y, Jacobs JP, Badhwar V, Kurlansky PA, Furnary AP, Cleveland JC Jr, Lobdell KW, Vassileva C, Wyler von Ballmoos MC, Thourani VH, Rankin JS, Edgerton JR, D'Agostino RS, Desai ND, Edwards FH, Shahian DM: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2018 Adult Cardiac Surgery Risk Models: Part 2-Statistical Methods and Results. Annals of Thoracic Surgery : 2018.

Khoynezhad A, DelaRosa J, Moon MR, Brinkman WT, Thompson RB, Desai ND, Malaisrie SC, Girardi LN, Bavaria JE, Reece TB: PROTECT Investigators. Facilitating Hemostasis After Proximal Aortic Surgery: Results of The PROTECT Trial. Annals of Thoracic Surgery : 2018.

Folkert IW, Foley PJ, Wang GJ, Jackson BM, Bavaria JE, Desai ND, Fairman RM, Damrauer SM: Impact of acute postoperative limb ischemia after cardiac and thoracic aortic surgery. Journal of vascular surgery : 2018.

Shahian DM, Jacobs JP, Badhwar V, Kurlansky PA, Furnary AP, Cleveland JC Jr, Lobdell KW, Vassileva C, Wyler von Ballmoos MC, Thourani VH, Rankin JS, Edgerton JR, D'Agostino RS, Desai ND, Feng L, He X, O'Brien SM: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2018 Adult Cardiac Surgery Risk Models: Part 1-Background, Design Considerations, and Model Development. Annals of Thoracic Surgery : 2018.

Patel PA, Patel S, Feinman JW, Gutsche JT, Vallabhajosyula P, Shah R, Giri J, Desai ND, Zhou E, Weiss SJ, Augoustides JG: Stroke After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Incidence, Definitions, Etiologies and Management Options. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia : 2018.

McCarthy FH, Vemulapalli S, Li Z, Thourani V, Matsouaka RA, Desai ND, Kirtane A, Anwaruddin S, Williams ML, Giri J, Vallabhajosyula P, Li RH, Herrmann HC, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY: Association of Tricuspid Regurgitation With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes: A Report From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry. Annals of Thoracic Surgery : 2018.

Mangels DR, Siki M, Menon R, Bavaria J, Anwaruddin S, Giri J, Desai N, Szeto WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Herrmann HC: Hemodynamic Effects of Valve Asymmetry in Sapien 3 Transcatheter Aortic Valves. The Journal of Invasive Cardiology : 2018.

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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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