Ami V. Desai, MD, MSCE

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Ami V. Desai, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Children?s Oncology Group
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society

Practicing Since

  • 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Residency

  • Yale New Haven Hospital

Fellowship

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Other Grad Education

  • University of Pennsylvania,MSCE

News & Research

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  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
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  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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  • 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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