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Shaunak S. Desai, M.D.

  • Accepting New Patients

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
  • CIGNA 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 Medical School (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
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear (Elbow)
  • Bicep Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Broken Arm (Elbow)
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Broken Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Broken Hand (Hand & Wrist)
  • Carpal Tunnel (Hand & Wrist)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Colles Fracture (Elbow)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow)
  • De Quervain's Disease (Hand & Wrist)
  • Dislocated Elbow (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Shoulder)
  • Dislocated Wrist (Hand & Wrist)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Shoulder)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Elbow)
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Hand & Wrist)
  • Dupuytren's Contractures (Hand & Wrist)
  • Elbow Arthritis (Elbow)
  • Elbow Bursitis (Elbow)
  • Elbow Contracture (Elbow)
  • Elbow Fracture / Fractured Elbow (Elbow)
  • Elbow Instability (Elbow)
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Elbow (Elbow)
  • Elbow Sports Injuries (Elbow)
  • Elbow Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Erb's Palsy (Elbow)
  • Fractured Wrist (Hand & Wrist)
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) / Adhesive Capsulitis (Shoulder)
  • Ganglion Cyst (Hand & Wrist)
  • Golfer's Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Hand Arthritis (Hand & Wrist)
  • Humerus Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Hyperextended Elbow / Hyperextension of the Elbow (Elbow)
  • Jammed Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow (Elbow)
  • Mallet Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Metacarpal Fracture (Hand & Wrist)
  • Nerve Injuries (Hand & Wrist)
  • Olecranon Bursitis (Elbow)
  • Olecranon Fractures (Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand & Wrist / Hand Osteoarthritis / Wrist Osteoarthr (Hand & Wrist)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Shoulder)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Elbow)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (Elbow)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries (Elbow)
  • Pinched Nerve (Elbow)
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Sprain (Elbow)
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Hand & Wrist)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear (Shoulder)
  • Separated Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Bursitis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Fractures (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Impingement (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Sprained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Sprained Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Sprained Wrist (Hand & Wrist)
  • Still Elbow (Elbow)
  • Strained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Suprascapular Nerve Injury (Shoulder)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment (Shoulder)
  • Tendinosis (Elbow)
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Throwing Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Triceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Trigger Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries (Elbow)
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment (Elbow)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy (Elbow)
  • Wrist Tendonitis (Hand & Wrist)