Ami V. Desai, MD, MSCE

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology (Pediatric Cancer) | More

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

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

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


  • Yale New Haven Children's Hospital


  • Yale New Haven Children's Hospital


  • 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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2013

Board Certifications

  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English