Rajen D. Desai, MD

“Cardiology is a very exciting and dynamic field. Everyday, there is an opportunity to treat incredibly sick and unstable patients and impact their lives in very meaningful ways which is quite rewarding. I enjoy being able to provide this opportunity and at the same time, being able to follow these same patients, as well as those less ill who have chronic conditions. Our field is unique in that we have the ability to help patients using our hands and physical skills, and at other times, help patients by using our knowledge of medical therapy. I find this balance to be very gratifying.”

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine (MD)
University of Oklahoma
1993-1997

Residency in Internal Medicine

University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
1997-2000

Fellowships in Cardiology

University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
2000-2003
OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine, 2001
Cardiovascular Disease, 2003

Medical Interests

Acute Myocardial Ischemia
Chronic Total Occlusions
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Hypertension

Professional Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
American Medical Association
Pima County Medical Society

Personal Interests

  • Snowboarding
  • Football
  • Reading
  • Traveling

“My family is the most valuable possession I have in my life. I am fortunate to have a wife and two boys who support me in everything I do. Additionally, I am blessed to be able to practice in a profession that I truly enjoy and is very rewarding. I feel honored that people put there trust in me and promise to do my best to uphold that trust.”

Patient Success Stories

  • “I always get excellent service from Dr. Desai and his staff.”

  • “A very professional friendly atmosphere. I have been seeing Dr. Desai for years…it’s always a handshake and very welcoming.”

  • “The office has always been courteous. Dr. Desai is great and makes me feel like I am important.”

  • “It is always a pleasure to go there. I never wait long to see Dr. Desai.”

  • “I have recommended Dr. Desai to many others.”

  • “I have recommended Dr. Desai to many others.”

  • “I’m very grateful to Dr Desai & his staff for saving my life when I had a heart attack this year. My follow up visit was enlightening & very satisfactory. Many thanks to you all.”

  • “Dr. Desai and his staff were very accommodating and have been very helpful in helping my sister and I get our Dad’s blood pressure under control.”