Associate Professor
Pediatric Critical Care
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States


MD from Seth G.S. Medical College
Residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan
Pediatrics, 1997
Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care, 2007
Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2007
M.B.,B.S. from Seth G. S. Medical College
Advanced Training from King Edward Memorial Hospital
Advanced Training from Children's Hospital Of Michigan


American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Professional Statement

Dr. Desai is interested in the molecular mechanisms of cardiac dysfunction in cirrhotic liver diseases. Along with his mentor, Dr. Saul Karpen, he has shown a new form of cardiomyopathy in infants and children with end stage cirrhotic liver disease secondary to biliary atresia and have shown that abnormal cardiac function in these infants affects post-transplant hospital and ICU length of stay. They have also reproduced key features of cardiomyopathy seen in clinical practice in novel mouse models of cholestasis and liver injury in an attempt to understand the pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms of cardiac dysfunction, termed- Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy. Dr. Desai has successfully finished a project looking at the role of TLR4 and TLR2 in steatohepatitis with atherogenic diet.

Selected Publications


Society of Critical Care Medicine