A native of California, Dr. Shaunak Desai grew up in San Jose, California.
He began his education at the University of California, Riverside earning
his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience. He graduated Magna cum
Laude with honors and went on to attend Northwestern University School
of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. After medical school, Dr. Desai completed
his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Henry Ford Health System, a very
busy Level 1 Trauma Center in Detroit, Michigan.
“During his residency he served as the Administrative Chief Resident
and was nominated for Outstanding Resident of the Year.”
Dr. Desai returned to California to complete his Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship
at Stanford University where he studied under world-renowned plastic and
orthopedic trained hand surgeons. During residency, Dr. Desai was a part
of Stanford’s investigational center for the treatment of Dupuytren’s
disease. He spent significant time studying and treating the disease along
with other peripheral nerve injuries. Dr. Desai brings with him to Orange
County a brand new non-surgical Collagenase treatment for Dupuytren’s disease.
In his spare time, Dr. Desai enjoys being active, going to the gym, running,
softball, and soccer. He is a former F.I.F.A. certified soccer referee.
He currently resides in Newport Beach with his wife and young daughter
and is looking forward to learning how to surf.