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Shaunak S. Desai, M.D.

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About Dr. Shaunak S. Desai

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.

Insurances Accepted

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO

For HMO plan participation please call the physician's office.

Affiliations HOI Surgery Center - Newport Beach
Education Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Henry Ford Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Residency - Henry Ford Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - Stanford University Medical Center (Hand and Upper Extremity)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Elbow Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment (Shoulder)
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries (Elbow)
  • Trigger Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow)
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Ganglion Cyst (Hand & Wrist)
  • Tendinosis (Elbow)
  • Olecranon Fractures (Elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear (Shoulder)
  • Sprained Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Metacarpal Fracture (Hand & Wrist)
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Colles Fracture (Elbow)
  • Humerus Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Elbow)
  • Sprained Elbow (Elbow)
  • De Quervain's Disease (Hand & Wrist)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Elbow Contracture (Elbow)
  • Dupuytren's Contractures (Hand & Wrist)
  • Erb's Palsy (Elbow)
  • Wrist Tendonitis (Hand & Wrist)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • Olecranon Bursitis (Elbow)
  • Broken Arm (Elbow)
  • Triceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Nerve Injuries (Hand & Wrist)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Shoulder)
  • Carpal Tunnel (Hand & Wrist)
  • Dislocated Wrist (Hand & Wrist)
  • Biceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Strained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Elbow Bursitis (Elbow)
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Elbow (Elbow)
  • Shoulder Fractures (Shoulder)
  • Still Elbow (Elbow)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Elbow)
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow)
  • Fractured Wrist (Hand & Wrist)
  • Hand Arthritis (Hand & Wrist)
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Sprained Wrist (Hand & Wrist)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (Elbow)
  • Elbow Instability (Elbow)
  • Bicep Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Hyperextended Elbow / Hyperextension of the Elbow (Elbow)
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Shoulder)
  • Dislocated Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy (Elbow)
  • Elbow Sports Injuries (Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand & Wrist / Hand Osteoarthritis / Wrist Osteoarthr (Hand & Wrist)
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Sprain (Elbow)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Elbow)
  • Elbow Fracture / Fractured Elbow (Elbow)
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Elbow (Elbow)
  • Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Impingement (Shoulder)
  • Broken Hand (Hand & Wrist)
  • Pinched Nerve (Elbow)
  • Throwing Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Suprascapular Nerve Injury (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Jammed Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Golfer's Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Shoulder)
  • Mallet Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Broken Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries (Elbow)
  • Shoulder Bursitis (Shoulder)
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Hand & Wrist)
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) / Adhesive Capsulitis (Shoulder)
  • Separated Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Elbow Arthritis (Elbow)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear (Elbow)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Hand & Wrist)