Ami V. Desai, MD, MSCE

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology (Pediatric Cancer) | More

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Ami Desai, MD, MSCE, provides dedicated, compassionate care to children who have been diagnosed with cancer and blood diseases, with a focus on solid tumors such as neuroblastoma and sarcomas. Dr. Desai has a particular interest in investigating and developing novel treatments for childhood cancers.

Along with her clinical expertise, Dr. Desai is also using pharmacology and biomarker data to explore new therapies for solid tumors.. Through this research, she is examining how the body reacts to drug treatments in order to reduce toxicity, improve patient response to medication and enhance overall health and outcomes. Dr. Desai has served as the lead investigator in multiple research studies and her work has been published in peer-review journals such as: Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Cancer Chemotherapy Pharmacology and the Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Internship

  • Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

Residency

  • Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

Fellowship

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Other Grad Education

  • MSCE, University of Pennsylvania

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2013

Board Certifications

  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English